Appleton Dress

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Appleton Dress

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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.

PDF PATTERN:

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)

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Customer Reviews

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C.H.
So easy to make and wear!

What a great pattern! I'm a beginning sewer with only a few completed garments under my belt, and I had no trouble with this dress's construction or fit. I really need to buy more Cashmerette patterns! I also recommended Appleton to a newbie friend--I would indeed recommend it to any sewer.

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M.D.
Appleton dress review

I really liked how easy this pattern was to follow on the tutorial. Plus I was able to access the sew along on the website and that helped me tremendously! There will be some tweaks that I will do next time. I cut it too short for my liking so I will leave it a little longer. And I will lower the strap hole as it sits way too high and I cannot find it without having someone help me.

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E.D.
Beautiful pattern

I have never has such amazing success on my first muslin. Fits amazingly. I love this pattern and found the sew along very helpful to follow. I would highly recommend.

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A.M.
I love all of my Appleton Dresses!

This is a great pattern! The only adjustment that I needed to make was to grade from a size 16 bodice to a size 20 hips. I've made it three times and have fabric for at least one more. I'm a beginner sewist - the instructions are very clear, my dresses turned out great and I feel wonderful when I wear them.

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R.V.
Appleton dress

Loved it! Clear instructions, great fit. I made it in stretch velvet and the simplicity of the construction really works with the fabric. As a result it is not only comfortable but also very chique looking.