PDF pattern available in sizes 12-32; printed pattern available in sizes 12-28. We will update the printed pattern to our new size range as soon as we can.
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!
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SEWING LEVEL: Advanced beginner.
SIZING: 12 to 28 (printed pattern), 12-32 (PDF pattern), 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: 14 pages (7.6 MB)
Pattern pieces (for each cup size): 50 pages (1 MB each)
Copy shop (A0 or US 36" x 48" size): 3 pages (0.6 MB each)
So, by nature I have limits on what I will spend on patterns for myself. I have been looking at the Appleton for over a year. I have read the reveiws, looked at the makes and talked myself out of it for various reasons. Well, in December I bought myself the Appleton as a present and I am happy I did! It covers, flows and flatters. Could I ask for more?
Bester Schnitt für Frauen mit etwas mehr Bauch. Ich musste nichts ändern, außer der Länge. Einfach und schnell zu nähen. Kann ich sehr weiter empfehlen.
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!!!