Appleton Dress


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Meet the Cashmerette Appleton Dress, your new wardrobe staple! This classic knit wrap dress is designed to play up your curves, with a crossover front, built-in waist tie and a deep V-neck. Designed by and for curvy makers, the Appleton’s innovative neckband construction prevents gaping across your bust, and Cashmerette’s C – H cup sizing means you’ll feel comfortable without adjustments. Do a celebratory shimmy because this bodice has you well covered!

This Cashmerette pattern includes:

  1. Cup sizes from C to H
  2. A sizing calculator which will tell you exactly which size to make
  3. A beautifully illustrated and detailed instruction booklet, to guide you no matter your sewing level
  4. A full photo sewalong on our blog with tips and techniques that go beyond the instruction booklet

Product information


Advanced beginner


12-32 in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H), includes 40-62” bust and 42-62” hip. Find your size in seconds using our size calculator.

This pattern is also available in sizes 0-16 (sold separately).

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). 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 93 reviews
easy to follow but needed adjustments for me

I wear a 32HH bra and found the pattern needed a lot of altering to work for me. I followed the instructions for my measurements but still needed to lower the wrap ties another 1.5". I'm new to sewing so this was probably less about the pattern and more my learning process. I made a wrap top and will wear it a few times before I decide if I need to alter it more to make a dress. Instructions were very clear. The video helped.

Oriel Mitchell
A real wrap over dress

The Appleton is a really comfortable%2C easy to wear dress. The only difficulty I found was attaching the neckband to the rest of the dress but you manage in the end with patience…%0D%0AI made the 1st dress a little longer but on my 2nd version %28in a beautiful Italian jersey print%29 I forgot to add the extra length to half of the dress … so had to go for the pattern length which I find a bit short.%0D%0AAlso on the long sleeved version the wrist are quite “snug” and I have tiny wrists.%0D%0AAll in all I think it’s one of the best wrap over dress patterns available.

Melanie Seel

Appleton Dress 12-32 PDF pattern

Miriam Cihal
My Appleton

Mine turned out so pretty! It was a great fit and I love to wear it!

Amy L
Appleton dress

It looked fabulous. I have to give credit to the size calculator. Based on my measurements, I would have make a straight size. Using the calculator I graded between sizes although it looked wrong, and my dress fit perfectly. I have not made any other pattern that fits me better

Lorinda Carne
The Appleton Dress is Amazing

Wow a wrap dress that actually fits me and stays secure all day! I love this pattern because it fits my boobs so beautifully and no gapping or spillage. I feel so good when I wear my Appleton and can't wait to make a few more. This is such a brilliant pattern