Elegance meets comfort with the Turner Dress! This everyday favorite features a softly flared skirt and a feminine lined v-neck bodice. There are three sleeve lengths - short, three-quarter and long - and whether you make it in cozy merino jersey or lightweight rayon jersey, this pattern will carry you through every season with style!
SEWING LEVEL: Beginner.
SIZING: 12 to 28, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H). See Sizing Guide.
Main: Knit fabric such as rayon jersey, cotton jersey or ITY, with at least 50% crosswise stretch.
Lining: Use main fabric, or a similar or lighter weight knit.
NOTIONS: Ballpoint needle, 1.5 yards (1.4 meters) clear ¼" (6mm) elastic, twin needle (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 (on A4 or Letter sized paper) or at a copy shop (A0 or US 36" wide sizes). 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: 12 pages (3.8 MB)
Pattern pieces (for each cup size): 28 pages (0.4 MB each)
Copy shop (A0 or US 36" x 48" size): 2 pages for A0, 2 pages for US (0.3 MB each)
- Add Pockets to the Turner Dress
- Alter Turner Dress Neckline
- Grading Between Sizes - Top or Dress with No Dart
This dress was a dream to sew and it fit beautifully. I raised the neckline by perhaps an inch and a half while also making it into a scoop neck dress. I also added about 1/2" to the shoulder seam--the side that includes the neckline, not the shoulder side of the seam. I have narrow shoulders so this is a common alteration. I absolutely fell in love this pattern and plan on making more dresses and trying more of the Cashmerette line of patterns.
I've made this twice now and it's so easy. I really like how it is easy to change the neckline and to colour block. I used Jenny's tutorial to add pockets to this version. I raised the neck 1", lowered the hem 1.5" and widened the sleeves a bit. I highly recommend this pattern and I am awaiting fabric for several more.
Easy pattern to adjust. Easy to sew. Very flattering shape.
I was skeptical that the different bodice cup sizes would actually fit me...I did do a mock up of just the bodice and WOW! I have been re-schoooled.
I changed the sleeve into a split sleeve, and while it looked great on my sewing table it didnt look that geat on my arm, revamp...later. I also lined the the skirt so I wouldn't have to wear a slip and for added smoothness.
The dress is beautiful and I did wear it to my son's graduation and received many compliments on it.
Now I will have to buy more patterns...I have two in mind, the Harrison Shirtdress and the Lenox Shirtdress.
I, at times hide my figure but the Harrison is a cute dress that will help me break away from my frumpy wardrobe. Plus, I have received lots of compliments on some of the new items i have recently sewn for myself.
Sew, thanks for the beautiful patterns
which in turn inspire me to use beautiful fabrics to show up my sexy beautiful self!
I've made two so far. The first, I unintentionally made as sleeveless (I'd cut out the sleeves, but was apparently dreaming of summer when I sewed it up). That has a double layer bodice from soft stretch knit, with a heavy linen skirt (cut on bias to accommodate the stretch). I made a wide tie from the same linen and it's now a fun dress for work during summer. Sleeveless loots good with this dress. And it was no worries about the missing sleeves because it was so quick and easy that I had time the next weekend to make another for the intended purpose - a trip to Boston for a niece's graduation. For that, I made the the bodice from a stretch lace, lined only in the trunk, not sleeves. I paired it with a dark, solid double knit for the skirt. It was the perfect outfit, as it traveled nicely, looked appropriate for the occasion, and was super comfortable. I also REALLY like pairing this skirt with the Upton top, which is also a huge favorite of mine!