Make a statement in the Upton Dress, the most versatile pattern in your stash! This gorgeous fit-and-flare dress is tailored to your curves with flattering necklines, a fully lined bodice, and hidden pockets. Even better, the design is in your hands, as you choose from a scooped or V-neck, high or low back, and a gored skirt or deep, dramatic box-pleats. Let your creativity shine, while the Upton takes you from brunch to cocktails in style!
SEWING LEVEL: Advanced beginner.
SIZING: 12 to 28, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H). See Sizing Guide.
Main fabric: Woven fabric such as cotton, linen, double gauze or upholstery fabric. Heavier fabrics will give a more structured look.
Lining: Lightweight woven such as cotton lawn, rayon bemberg or silk crepe de chine.
Optional: interfacing for waistband (if using a lightweight fabric).
NOTIONS: Universal needle, 22" invisible zip.
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 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: 15 pages (4.7 MB)
Pattern pieces (for each cup size): 70 pages (0.9 MB each)
Copy shop (A0 or US 36" x 48" size): 3 pages for A0, 4 pages for US - print 1, 3, & 4 for view A, print 1 - 2 for view B (0.8 MB each)
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I sewed the Upton in a beautiful formal fabric to attend my friend’s wedding. I received many compliments. It was easy to sew. I whipped it up in about three sittings. I plan to use the pattern to make more Upton‘s in different fabrics.
I purchased this pattern to sew a dress to wear to my cousin's wedding. The instructions were very straightforward and well-written, resulting in a beautiful garment that I was proud to wear to the wedding. Keep up the great work, Jenny!
Upton Dress printed pattern
I love your classic styles that include all body types. It’s refreshing to be able make clothes that fit me even with my body shape especially since I’m not a box. Love you ladies bunches.
I have been making my own dress patterns for many years. Occasionally I would buy a commercial pattern but was always disappointed by the construction and fit. However, I've found the Upton works well for me. True, I have tweaked a few things on subsequent dresses but, overall, it fit very well from the start. In the last two months I've made 9 Uptons and have depleted my stash to the point that I feel no guilt (well, not much) in doing some fabric shopping. I might need a new closet, though.