The Avid Seamstress - The Sheath Dress

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£16.00

About The Sheath Dress

The Sheath Dress is a gorgeously draped garment with a flattering round neckline, elasticated waist, and invisible zip at the back. Your options are endless; make this dress with short or mid-length sleeves, with inner pockets or without.

Depending on your fabric choice you could omit the zip at the back or put a simple button tie. 

New to sewing? No worries! With minimal pieces to cut out and the option to create a looser fit without the elastic waist, this is a dress you’ll love to wear year-round. 

Please note that the skirt is slim/fitted on this dress so please check your measurements and easily grade to the next size at the skirt if you would like it looser. 

For inspiration, head to our Instagram Story Highlights and view our sewing patterns made up by our community of Avid Seamstresses.

Suggested Fabrics

Lightweight to medium-weight fabrics is perfect for this pretty dress. Not suitable for stripes, diagonals, or plaids. Always allow extra fabric to match one-way designs.

UK sizes 8-18

Supplies Needed

Fabric (at least 128cm wide), thread, 40cm/16" invisible zip, 1 metre elastic (max 25mm wide).

You'll receive
  • Sewing pattern sheet printed on high-quality 60gsm pattern paper (irons/pins beautifully) 
  • Step-by-step instruction booklet
  • Guide to taking accurate measurements 
  • Checklist card to ensure you have covered everything before starting your project
  • All encased in a re-closable envelope

The Sheath Dress includes step-by-step drawn instructions. Here are some examples of our sewing pattern instruction books. The photographed instructions can be accessed here.

the avid seamstress sewing patterns