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 was so surprised when i basted everything, tried the dress and there were only some minor adjustments to do in the waist line! The most accurate pattern I've ever tried.
I recently made the Upton dress, View A, for my stepdaughter who is a size 24 F cup. This is the first time that I have sewn for her, but, having found your range of patterns, it won't be the last.
I had to enlarge the waist by 6", so adjusted the spacing of the pleats to keep the proportions looking good. The material used was a stretch cotton sateen, so I bound the neckline and armholes using the same material, instead of lining the bodice.
We were both thrilled with the outcome of a beautiful, well fitting dress.
I am an experienced home sewer but was very impressed with the quality of your pattern and the sewing instructions, as well as the versatility of the design. A very happy customer!
This dress is just brilliant. Fits fantastically out of the envelope, although I've only made the pleated version so far. I've also hacked the dress into a skirt with a shaped waistband, and my sister has asked me to make her a dress from the pattern also. The Upton gets the seal of approval from me!
It is not easy to create a pattern that can be used by women of many differing shapes and sizes but Cashmerette hae totally nailed it with the Upton. Being a well rounded hobbit shape I am delighted that the plus sizing isn't only suitable for 6ft tall glamazons but is easily adaptable to suit shorties like myself . And pockets you cant go past pockets.
I love this dress pattern although I did find that the bodice was short, but after a little adjustment it fitted great. I would definitely recommend making a muslin of the bodice to get the right fit. Instructions were easy to follow and I had lots of compliments about how nice it looks.