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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L.L.B.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

My daughter is very difficult to fit - EE bust, tiny waist, generous bottom, extremely short-waisted and hollow-chested. Buying or sewing clothes has always been a difficult, tearful experience. Today she put on the Appleton dress I finished yesterday. She is glowing and the first words out of her mouth were "I have never had a dress that fitted me so well." She absolutely adores the dress. I cannot tell you what it means to us to finally be able to dress her in beautiful, flattering clothes. I used the sew-along links twice just to ensure that I was on the right track, but the instructions were good and I found the pattern easy to sew. Thank you so much for giving my daughter the experience of putting on a dress and feeling and looking beautiful.

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K.P.
Awesome Pattern!

This pattern is amazing. It's so easy to get the perfect fit with the number of sizes & cups available. The instructions are clear (and if you get stuck, there's a sewalong on the blog!). I couldn't recommend this pattern enough if you're curvy and looking for a classic "true" wrap dress!

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N.G.
Officially Tried 'n True!

I made two Appleton's in one week! Instructions were great and the sewalong made it even easier. We had an award dinner to go to and my second version I made in two days. I added stretch lace to the neckbands, belt and sleeves. I drafted an A-line maxi skirt that I matched to the waist line and hip notches on the original pattern and it turned out great! I received many compliments through the night!

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S.H.
Appleton wrap dress.

I’m so excited to make this dress. Finally a pattern that will fit my curvy shape. I will send a picture when it’s finished.

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B.G.
appleton

I am a beginner sewist and the appleton is the first garment I have sewn that I will actually wear in public. That says a LOT. The instructions along with the online tutorial made the construction a breeze. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would!