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 can only praise this pattern! I have been having difficulty fitting my curvy daughter and had given up sewing for her when I found your patterns. I only had to do 2 muslins of the bodice to get the correct cup size and no other alterations were needed. Daughter now has 2 new Upton dresses and has received many compliments. We are now waiting on the arrival of the Harrison shirt pattern to make her some work shirts.
Love the fit!
Great fit and instructions. I made two adjustments. The skirt is not as full because my fabric was too narrow to fit the pattern. The waist was an inch short so I removed the original band and replaced it with a new band an inch wider. Next time I will add the inch length to the bodice portion. This is a comfortable, fun dress! Thanks!
I am a beginner sewist and purchased the Upton pattern after seeing it over and over again on Instagram and loving it every. single. time. It seemed like a pattern that I could tackle and learn a lot, but still probably be successful at. And thanks to Jenny's directions and the help I received from my advanced sewist friends in fitting, it was a tremendous success. I wear it to work and am always thrilled on the compliments that I get. I don't know that I've ever had a better feeling than being able to respond "Thanks! I made it!" I used a cotton lawn from Cotton and Steel and a somewhat heavier mystery fabric that I inherited from my grandma. For a casual summer dress, I think the cotton lawn was a perfect choice!
I had help to get the fit just right and because of that, it's perfect. Had I not had that help, it still would have been a nice dress, so don't fear if you don't have near-professionals in your life. You can do it!
My daughter wanted me to be in her wedding but I was having issues finding a dress that was flattering. I didn't want anything too young or old looking. David's Bridal was a joke for anyone bigger that a size 12. The dresses were poorly made and $200. I was able to make the Upton floor length and found a Kona solid to match the other bridal party member dresses perfectly. My dress cost me a total of $53 and fit perfectly.