See the blog post for other made up versions of this dress

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

£17 • PAPER PATTERN

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£9 • DOWNLOADABLE PDF PATTERN

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The Gambit Dress is a 60s inspired shift dress with striking chequer-board style lines. It is a straight up-and-down shape with bust darts and a round neck. It pulls on over the head with no need for a zip. Included in the pattern, although not shown in photography or instructions, is an optional short sleeve.

You have the option of using two contrasting fabrics. For best results ensure that the two fabrics you use are of similar weight and texture. There are lengthen/ shorten lines marked on the pattern for you to adjust to suit your own style.

Model wears a size 10 and is 5ft 8” tall


SUGGESTED FABRICS: double knit, ponte de roma, stretch cotton, cotton, linen, scuba, fine wool, drill, twill, denim. Cover image made in double knit

NOTIONSBias Binding 1.5m of 12mm / half inch single fold or 0.75m of 1 inch double-fold, cut in half along the length

Fusible Interfacing 75cm wide or 90cm wide. Quantity required: 0.75m


Fabric 150cm WIDE

Quantity required:

UK sizes 8 – 20 : Tan – 1.25m • Black – 0.5m

UK sizes 20 – 26: Tan – 1.6m • Black – 0.5m


Fabric 112cm WIDE

Quantity required: All sizes • Tan – 2.25m • Black – 0.75


Finished garment measurements