Easy to wear and a joy to sew, The Sheath Dress is a wardrobe must-have.
The Sheath Dress is a classic shape with a contemporary edge. With a rounded neckline, grown-on sleeves and subtle shaping, this has all the makings of a modern classic. Adapt the design to suit your style by adding a sash belt or an elasticated waist, in seam or patch pockets, and your choice of fastening; button and loop closure or simply pull on.
This multi-purpose sewing pattern gives you the choice of:
Button and loop closure or simply pull on
In-seam or patch pockets
Sash belt or elasticated waist
Lengthen or shorten to your preferred length
New to sewing? With minimal pieces and an easy-to-fit style, this is the ideal pattern to start your dressmaking journey. More experienced and looking for a pattern with endless hacking potential? The Sheath Dress is the ideal base to create your ultimate dress.
SKILL LEVEL - Confident Beginners
FABRIC SUGGESTIONS- Lightweight to medium-weight woven fabrics are perfect for this pretty dress. Not suitable for stripes, diagonals, or plaids. Always allow extra fabric to match one-way designs
SIZING - UK 6-22
Fabric (must be 145cm wide)
0.5m lightweight iron on interfacing
For elasticated waist - elastic (max 25mm wide). UK 6-16 1m / UK 18-22 1.2m
For button and loop closure - 1 small to medium size button