The Sylvie Dress is a fun fit and flare dress that will suit all your spring and summertime needs!
Both views of the Sylvie Dress feature an unlined sleeveless bodice, with three small darts under the bust, a wide lined waistband, and back bodice darts. The neckline and armholes are finished with bias-binding, and the dress is closed with an invisible zipper up the center back.
View A has an unlined gathered dirndl skirt that can be cut on the length of grain, or on the crossgrain, for use on a border print or for fabric with a finished selvage like eyelet. The skirt is topped with large rectangle patch pockets. The waistband and pockets can be cut on grain, or on the bias, as pictured with the gingham fabric in the photos.
View B has piping above and below the waistband, and features an unlined pencil skirt that is fitted with waist darts. The piping can be made with self-fabric, as in the orange linen in the photos, or with contrast fabric, as in the beige polka-dot fabric in the photos.
Fabrics for View A of the Sylvie Dress is best in lightweight woven fabrics, like quilt weight cotton, cotton shirting, lawn, swiss dot, double gauze, linen, chambray, or seersucker. View B can also be made in medium weight woven fabrics, like cotton or linen canvas or barkcloth.
Note: The yardage listed for the two views include self-made bias binding and piping. If using pre-made versions of either of these items, the yardage can be reduced.
The Sylvie Dress is sized from 0–18 and all sizes are included in the PDF.
This pattern's difficulty is rated at "three spools" which is perfect for an intermediate sewer!
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You will receive 5 files with this purchase:
1: Christine Haynes-PDF Instructions -
Information on how to use the PDF pattern, 1 page, black ink only, 164KB.
2: Christine Haynes Sylvie-Print at Home -
The pattern split into 40 pages (US Letter or A4), black ink only, 512KB.
3: Christine Haynes Sylvie-Copy Shop US -
The pattern on a 32" x 86" page, black ink only, 709KB.
4: Christine Haynes Sylvie-Copy Shop A0-
The pattern on 30" x 42" pages, 3 pages, black ink only, 2MB.
5: Christine Haynes Sylvie-Pattern Instructions -
Instructions on how to sew the pattern, 24 pages, color ink on pages 1 and 24, black ink only on all other pages, 1.8MB.
The pattern will be automatically sent to the email address used in placing the order, so be sure to enter your email correctly and to check your spam or junk mail folder if you do not see the email within a few minutes. If your email address domain is your place of business, note that many businesses have spam filters that will prevent the file from ever reaching your inbox. In this case, consider using your personal email account instead. You will have three downloads of the file to allow you to save it locally on your computer. Note that if you open it on a device that you cannot save and print from, these will count as downloads.
The Sylvie Dress is only available in a PDF format and is not available in printed form.