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!
You'll receive a printed copy of the pattern, containing all sizes. (For the PDF pattern version, click here)
SEWING LEVEL: Beginner.
SIZING: 12 to 28, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H).
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).
FABRIC REQUIREMENTS & MEASUREMENTS: Click on the photos on the left to view.
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!