Have a look at the blog posts about the original Essential Denim Dress, Summer Style and Sewing with Denim for ideas on fabrics, styling and to see other made up versions of this garment.

Downloadable PDF pattern – £9
Paper pattern – £17 + postage

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 £9 • Downloadable PDF Pattern

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There are 22 comments for this article
    • Laura Casey at 2:52 pm

      Hi Carol. This pattern was free for the first 2 years but since I have developed it into a multisize pattern I now charge for it. I’m afraid tha images still hang around Pinterest and I can’t control them once they are out there. Sorry for any disappointment. there are other free patterns if you look at the bottom of the site SHOP.

    • Laura Casey at 7:58 am

      Hi Lilian. This pattern was a free download for 2 years but, as I had so many requested, I have since graded it into a multisize pattern. I’m afraid that the “Free” adverts still kick around Pinterest and I have no way of taking them down. Sorry for any disappointment.

  2. Rae Shaw at 1:14 am

    Hi Laura, Im ready to purchase this pattern(paper) but when I click on it. It tells me for US sizes its from 4-16 then when I click on the link for details it goes up to size 22. So, exactly what size does it go to???? Because I need a size 20!
    Oh by the way, its the Essential Denim Dress, oh my goodness, I just love with this dress!!!!!
    Thanks so much,
    Rae from Missouri(US)

    • Laura Casey at 6:21 pm

      Hi Rae, whoops, we extended the range not long ago and I obviously haven’t updated the image. Yes, it does go up to a US size 22.

    • Laura Casey at 8:21 am

      HI HOLLY, There is good FBA tutorial on the Curvy Sewing Collective that you can apply to this dress. The darts on the dress do match either side – there is one hidden in the diagonal seam but you can treat it the same way as the other side.

      • Holly Neerman at 1:51 pm

        It came out great! Did a 1″ FBA & made it out of two colors of heavyweight linen. LOVE this pattern (For the record, it was my first pattern download. I was surprised it was so easy!)

  3. Sam Walsh at 4:49 pm

    I’d really like to try this pattern, but I am only a beginner-can you let me know if this pattern would be suitable for me to try. I’ve made three quite simple dresses so far in jersey – two with sleeves and I’ve just received my order for some scuba fabric from Fabworks that I think will look good in this dress. Thanks in advance.

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  5. Mags Murphy at 9:52 pm

    Hi, I am just in the process of pinning the pattern out. Is the 1.5cm seam allowance included already or do I add on an additional 1.5cm to the line using a patternmaster, say?

    Thanks, total beginner!

  6. Gillian Murray at 11:57 am

    Hi, I was at the show yesterday and bought the Essential Denim Dress paper pattern. I didn’t think to ask at the time but on the front of the pack it says ‘On Paper’ – ‘Online’ so I thought that it may include a code number to also get the pattern online. I can see now that you have to buy the online version separately.

    If I buy the PDF pattern is it an exact replica of the paper copy (very large so needing to be printed on a large printer) or do you get each panel on separate pages (but still needing to print quite large)?

    I’m a dressmaking beginner so apologies for the basic questions.

    Thank you, Gill

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