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!
Want to add sleeves to your Upton? They're available separately here.
You'll receive a printed copy of the pattern, containing all sizes. (For the PDF pattern version, click here)
SEWING LEVEL: Advanced beginner.
SIZING: 12 to 28, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H).
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.
FABRIC REQUIREMENTS & MEASUREMENTS: Click on the photos on the left to view.
I bought the Upton pattern when it first came out and since that first weekend I have made no less than six Uptons-- I have used gathered skirts, gored skirts, circle skirts, tiered gathered skirts, bias cut floor length mermaid skirt with tail (and fancy back drape). I have made square neck lines, scoop necklines, and v-necks. I have put sleeves on it (although most of the time it's sleeveless). My favorite variations is where I have drafted the waistband on to the bodice. I have made it in cotton lawn, voile (x2), seersucker, cotton flannel, and crepe satin. When I need a dress for an occasion, I make an Upton. I graduated with my master's degree and it was the obvious choice. This is a workhorse dress that can be adapted for every possible use.
My measurements are Upper bust 40, full bust 46, waist 38-39 and hips 45. I have a slightly rounded belly and I'm 5'3". I wear a 36H cup bra. I cut a size 18 H cup (to which I added an 1/4th of an inch to the center back seam because I had a terrible time putting a lapped and/or invisible zip in it.
You can find all of them on my instagram @knitmo.
This pattern was easy to use, with great instructions. I appreciated the multiple bust options. For once, I had to do no tweaking at all to make a dress fit my shape! Love it!
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