Revamp of the Colourblock Dress – now with sleeves!

Here is it sewists! The relaunch (and completely revamped version) of the Colourblock Dress. I have listened to your feedback and have made this pattern much simpler with super-clear instructions.

It now has the added the option of 3/4 length sleeves and is a little longer in length (to the knee). The back is now plain rather than continuing the colourblock pattern.

There are also detailed fabric layouts for each style option that you can find at the bottom of the page. I’m afraid there just wasn’t enough room to fit them on the back of the pattern packet.

All in all, this new pattern is easier to make, has a bit more flexibility (with or without sleeves) and more technical info to help you along the way.

The shape is a loose fitting A-line that pulls on over the head (no zip needed). It works well in so many different colour combinations. I’ve included a few colour block dresses below to inspire you in your colour choices.


This gorgeous lemon and black version is made in a range of silk crepe fabrics from Fabworks. They were not that easy to work with but the finished result was a beautiful flowing swishy look with a luxurious feel. I have added 20cm on to the bottom of the dress for a longer look.

You can find the pattern in the website shop. As with all of the Sew Different multisize patterns, it is available on paper or as a download. For more inspiration about colour blocking, have a look at the original post on this dress.


Pattern Layouts

Fabric layouts for Colourblock Dress with sleevesall pieces cut across the grain for economy.

Fabric 150cm wide

Sizes 8-18
Sizes 20 – 26

Fabric layouts for Colourblock Dress with sleevesall pieces cut across the grain for economy.

Fabric 112cm wide

300Sizes 8-18
Sizes 20-26

Fabric layouts for Colourblock Dress – sleeveless – all pieces cut across the grain for economy.

Fabric 150cm wide

Sizes 8-18
Sizes 20-26

Fabric layouts for Colourblock Dress – sleeveless – all pieces cut across the grain for economy.

Fabric 112cm wide

Sizes 8-18
Sizes 20-26