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.
This is one of my absolute favorite patterns!
I love how it fits, I love how easily it goes together, and I love how easy it is to frankenpattern.
I have purchased several copies of this, so I can modify each one.
I usually add on sleeves, and usually end up with a full skirt.
I have not used the skirt pattern that comes with it, however, I plan to use the pleated skirt in the future.
I have made this pattern with a broadcloth and cotton print patterned fabric, I have used a dupioni, and I have used quilting cotton, and each time, it came out looking wonderful.
Another thing I usually add are pockets!
I need pockets to help me!
The pattern is well written, and great for a beginning sewer, or an experienced one.
It is easy to modify, and easy to make additions.
On one of the dressed as I have made, I added the waistband area onto the bodice part, and other times I have used contrasting fabric for that waistband.
All in all, this is some of the best money I've ever spent on patterns, basically because it's well-designed, and I have made minimal adjustments to the size because it's so inclusive.
I would rather put my money towards something like this then one of the big four that does not cater to larger sizes.
Thank you for one of my absolutely favorite patterns!
Cashmerette patterns are so intuitive. The written instructions and the pictures really make it so I'm not seam ripping more than I'm actually sewing!!! The fit is the best I've ever experienced.
Even when I was a smaller size 12 I could never get big pattern company patterns to fit because of my large bust. I had almost given up on ever sewing anything for myself other than skirts when I tried this pattern. I was amazed that it actually FIT almost perfectly on the first try. To get a perfect fit all I had to do was take in a little at the side seams and adjust for my slim shoulders. I nearly cried I was so overjoyed!! Plus size girls and curvy girls rejoice! Thank you so much for this pattern, I can’t wait to sew more dresses.
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!