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Paper pattern – £20 + post


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The Essential Denim Dress is a gently fitted shift dress or tunic with cap sleeves. Its flattering diagonal bust line is echoed in the diagonal pocket. The three front panels mean there is lots of scope for mixing matching your fabrics with this dress.

SEPARATE PANEL FABRIC QUANTITIES AS SHOWN ON FRONT COVER DRESS (In some cases cut across the grain for economy)

150cm / 60” WIDE

FABRIC A – 0.5 m / 0.5 yds

FABRIC B –  0.25m /  0.25yds

FABRIC C (includes back) – 1m / 1yd 

Fabric D – 0.25m /  0.25yds

112cm / 45” WIDE

FABRIC A – 0.75 m / 0.75yds

FABRIC B -0.25m /  0.25yds

FABRIC C (includes back) – 1m / 1.25yds 

Fabric D – 0.25m /  0.25yds


20 thoughts on “Essential Denim Dress – Multisize sewing pattern – PDF or paper”

  • […] have designed and made a lot in denim over the years – here are my original sketches for the Essential Denim Dress, a pattern that has become on of my best sellers. The mix ‘n’ match denim ties in […]

  • I am really looking forward to working with this pattern! There are so many opportunities built into this pattern to achieve a great fit 🙂

  • Carol says:

    This is advertised as a free pattern, is it free?

    • Laura Casey says:

      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.

  • lilian søgaard wogensen says:

    would love this pattern, BUT how come it says it is free ? cant find the free pattern ??? dissapointed !

    • Laura Casey says:

      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.

  • Dadie says:

    Je pense qu’il doit être afficher en patron payant et non en patron gratuit afin de ne pas tromper les personnes

    • Laura Casey says:

      Le motif était gratuit pendant 2 ans. Je n’ai aucun contrôle sur l’imagerie continue sur Pinterest.

  • Rae Shaw says:

    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 says:

      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.

  • Holly says:

    Any advice on making an FBA with this pattern?

    • Laura Casey says:

      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 says:

        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!)

  • Sam Walsh says:

    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.

  • […] body shape and style class which defined me as a petite rectangle) . I really liked the look of her Essential Denim dress with the opportunity to create contrasting panels . It’s not a new pattern but I haven’t seen […]

  • Deeann says:

    Would it be possible to lengthen the dress without too much difficulty? Thanks, shy knees!

  • Mags Murphy says:

    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!

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