Upton Dress Sleeve Expansion

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Add sleeves to your 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. With this expansion, you can add three sleeve options: a dramatic flutter sleeve, a faced tie sleeve, or a simple cap sleeve. Let your creativity shine, while the Upton takes you from brunch to cocktails in style!

IMPORTANT NOTE: This pattern comes into three formats:

  • This version is the EXPANSION PACK: This is an add-on pack to the Upton Dress (#1101), containing the additional pattern pieces required to add sleeves. Purchase this version here if you already own the Upton Dress pattern. 
  • UPTON DRESS PDF PATTERN + SLEEVE EXPANSION: This contains both the Upton Dress (#1101) PDF pattern and the Sleeve Expansion Pack PDF. Purchase this version here if you do not already own the Upton Dress pattern and want all PDF's. 
  • UPTON DRESS PRINTED PATTERN + SLEEVE EXPANSION: This contains both the Upton Dress (#1101) printed pattern and the Sleeve Expansion Pack PDF. Purchase this version here if you do not already own the Upton Dress pattern and want a printed version of the Upton Dress pattern. 

With all options, you'll receive a downloadable PDF copy of the Sleeve Expansion, containing all sizes.

SEWING LEVEL: Advanced Beginner

SIZING: 12 to 28, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H).

RECOMMENDED FABRIC: 

  • Main Fabric: Woven fabric such as cotton, linen, double gauze or upholstery fabric. Heavier fabrics will give a more structured look.
  • Lining Fabric: Lightweight woven such as cotton lawn, rayon bemberg or silk crepe de chine.  
  • Flutter Sleeve: Lightweight wovens with a lot of drape, such as rayon or silk.
  • Tie Sleeve: Light- to mid-weight wovens such as cotton or linen.
  • Cap Sleeve: Woven fabric such as cotton, linen, or double gauze.

NOTIONS (for full dress): Universal needle, thread, 22" invisible zipper, fusible interfacing (optional, if you're using a lightweight fabric). 

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

PDF PATTERN:

For the Sleeve Expansion PDF, see below for which pages to print for each cup 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:  

  • Expansion Pack: 12 pages (3.7 MB)

Pattern pieces:

  • Expansion Pack:
    • Flutter Sleeve: 16 pages (0.3 MB); C/D and E/F cup, print p. 1 - 8; G/H cup, print p. 9 - 16
    • Tie Sleeve: 12 pages (0.25 MB); C/D and E/F cup, print p. 1 - 8; G/H cup, print p. 5 - 12
    • Cap Sleeve: 3 pages (0.1 MB), all cup sizes print all pages 


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