Lady stands wearing strap top with four buttons down centre front, pleated in skirt at waistline, dress length below the knee. Dress in a blue and white round pattern fabric. Lady has hands in pockets.
Back view of lady standing, wearing strap top, invisible zipper along centre back seam. Skirt pleated in at waistline, dress length below the knee. Dress in a blue and white round pattern fabric. Lady has hands in pockets.
Side view shows side dart seam at bodice, lady's hand in side pocket.
Close up view of top with four buttons down the centre front button stand.
Angled view of lady standing, wearing strap top with four buttons down centre front, pleated in skirt at waistline, dress length below the knee. Dress in a blue and white round pattern fabric. Lady has hands in pockets.
Front side angled view of lady wearing Sun Dress, shows off the pleating into the waistband of the skirt.
Back view of top of dress shows invisible seam integrated into centre back seam.
Line Drawing of the Sun Dress, front and back.
Fabric requirements to make The Sun Dress.
Sun Dress finished measurements.
The Avid Seamstress Size Conversion Chart.
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  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Close up view of top with four buttons down the centre front button stand.
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  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Front side angled view of lady wearing Sun Dress, shows off the pleating into the waistband of the skirt.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Back view of top of dress shows invisible seam integrated into centre back seam.
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  • Load image into Gallery viewer, The Avid Seamstress Size Conversion Chart.

The Sun Dress

Vendor
The Avid Seamstress
Regular price
£16.50
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£16.50
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Perfect for all year round, it's a great look for warmer months when you need a dress that's smart enough for the office yet stylish enough for weekend brunch. Team it with luxury fabric and you'll also have your go-to formal dress for a range of occasions from wedding guest to evening events.

The Sun Dress features a fitted bodice with square neckline, wide modern straps and a button-down front. A pleated skirt with pockets offer a fun, flattering silhouette as well as comfort and practicality for your day-to-day activities. The wide skirt hem finishes the look. The dress is fastened by a concealed zipper at the back.

Suggested Fabrics

Light to medium-weight fabrics such as cotton, chambray and linen. 
Always allow extra fabric to match one way designs.

Supplies Needed

Fabric, thread, 41cm/16" invisible zipper, four 2cm buttons, 25cm/20" iron on interfacing, buttonhole presser foot.

What's included

  • Pattern printed on high quality white pattern paper
  • Beautiful step by step instruction booklet
  • Checklist card to ensure you have covered everything before starting your project
  • Information on The Avid Seamstress
  • All encased in a re-closable envelope

Level

Intermediate

Photos are for reference only for what the finished garment could look like.