Washington Dress PDF pattern

Size Guide

Mixing the comfort of a knit bodice with the fabric possibilities of a woven skirt, the Washington Dress gives you the freedom to play with colors and textures, for a look that’s uniquely you. Like all Cashmerette Patterns, the bodice comes in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, and G/H), which makes fitting a cinch!

Style wise, the Washington Dress gives you endless design options. The knit bodice features a figure-enhancing scoop neckline and three sleeve variations: short, three-quarter, or full length. The A-line skirt cleverly combines woven fabric with a heavy knit yoke, eliminating the need for closures and allowing you to comfortably slip the dress over your head. For additional tummy control, the front yoke can be made from a woven fabric.

Prefer tunics to dresses? No problem! Just shorten the skirt - just like the beautiful grey Washington in the photos. 

You'll receive a downloadable PDF copy of the pattern, containing all sizes.  (For the printed pattern version, click here)

SEWING LEVEL: Advanced beginner.

SIZING: 12 to 28, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H). The bodice of this dress is designed to be close fitting, so if you want a more skimming fit, we recommend going up a size in the bodice. 

RECOMMENDED FABRIC: 

Bodice: Light to midweight knit fabric such as jersey or ITY with at least 50% crosswise stretch. 

Yoke: Heavy knit fabric such as ponte or scuba. For more support, make from a mid to heavyweight woven.

Skirt: Mid to heavyweight woven fabric, such as cotton, linen, canvas, or upholstery fabric.  

NOTIONS: Thread, ballpoint or stretch needle, universal needle, 1.5 yards (1.4 meters)  of clear 1/4 inch (6mm) elastic (optional). 

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS & MEASUREMENTS: Click on the photos on the left to view. 

PDF PATTERN:

The PDF comes in three files (one for each bust size), so you only need to print your size. You'll receive files to print at home or at a copy shop. Files are delivered as a .zip file which can be downloaded on a computer, but not on a mobile device. For more on PDFs, see the FAQs

Instructions: 11 pages (3.8 MB)

Pattern pieces (for each cup size): 36 pages (1.6 MB each)

Copy shop (A0 or US 36" x 48" size): 2 pages A0, 2 pages for US (1.4 MB each)



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