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
I love a sewing challenge and my nephew’s recent wedding reception certainly provided that. A morning brunch reception, 1000 miles from home, in an historic building in a park where the weather could be anywhere from 65 to 100 degrees, and might be held inside or outside! Add a cancer diagnosis, lumpectomy and radiation 6 weeks before the event, I needed a dressy casual comfortable travels well quick to sew dress that looks good on me. Enter the Turner.
I had one weekend to cut and sew the Turner. I emailed Cashmerette my measurements and the size thought I should start out with. Carrie replied quickly with suggestions that worked beautifully. I made a quick muslin of the bodice and one sleeve. I added 1” to the length of the bodice, did a full bicep adjustment (directions on their website), and added an 1” to the length of the
skirt. I also used the pocket add on from the website. I used a Liverpool knit to make my dress. The Turner met all my needs. It is stylish, comfortable, traveled well, and making it gave me a sense of control during a very chaotic time. It didn’t hurt that I received many compliments on my dress. Thanks Cashmerette!
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!