Meet the Appleton Dress, your new wardrobe staple. This classic wrap dress is designed to play up your curves with a crossover front, a built-in waist tie, and a deep V-neck. Designed by and for curvy women, the Appleton’s innovative neckband construction prevents gaping across your bust. Do a celebratory shimmy, because this bodice has you well covered!
SEWING LEVEL: Advanced beginner.
SIZING: 12 to 28, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H). See Sizing Guide.
RECOMMENDED FABRIC: Light to midweight knit fabric such as jersey or ITY, with at least 50% crosswise stretch.
NOTIONS: Ballpoint or stretch needle, thread, 6 inches (15 cm) of clear 1/4 inch (6mm) elastic (optional).
Use the dropdown menu above to order either a Printed Pattern, which will be mailed to your address, or a PDF Pattern, which can be downloaded.
The PDF comes in three files (one for each bust size), so you only need to print your size. You'll receive files to print at home or at a copy shop. Files are delivered as a .zip file which can be downloaded on a computer, but not on a mobile device. For more on PDFs, see the FAQs.
Instructions: 13 pages (3.5 MB)
Pattern pieces (for each cup size): 45 pages (1.6 MB each)
Copy shop (A0 or US 36" x 48" size): 2 pages for A0, 2 pages for US (1.4 MB each)
The pattern was straightforward to cut and sew, particularly with a serger. I realized I made a cutting error though, because I was trying to eke this out of a too-short piece of fabric so mine ended up being an exact mirror image. It's very flattering, fits great and I've had a lot of compliments on it, even from total strangers in the mall. Someone even remarked how the neckline doesn't gape at all and that she can't find a wrap dress that doesn't gape, which gave me the perfect opportunity to brag that I made it and the pattern is specifically designed for no gaping!
Hi I already made 2 Appleton dresses and 2 more on the away!!!
The dress fit perfectly and I am really happy to find a pattern design for curves!!
It’s easy to sew even for a French girl!!!
I made one, then two and now I have 5. It is so easy to out together and so beautiful on.
Thank you for this pattern!!!
I teach sewing and the first thing I do is teach students how to grade and alter a pattern. So little changes need to be made with Cashmerette patterns and this one is no exception. It is designed for the curvier woman and therefore looks fantastic when wearing it. The instructions are easy to follow and the pieces are well marked. I rarely even need to "walk the seams" because the quality is top notch from the design floor to us. I have no trouble sewing the dress and when done it is a winner. I love this pattern and will use it many times to come. Looking for a staple in your wardrobe---you found it!
This was the first time ever that I did not have to alter a pattern. I only had to shorten it a little bit because of my non existing hight. The only thing missing are pockets.