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The Sheath Dress Sewing Pattern *** Pattern Updated & New Sizing UK 6 - 22


About The Sheath Dress

Easy to wear and a joy to sew, The Sheath Dress is a wardrobe must-have. 

The Sheath Dress is a classic shape with a contemporary edge. With a rounded neckline, grown-on sleeves and subtle shaping, this has all the makings of a modern classic. Adapt the design to suit your style by adding a sash belt or an elasticated waist, in seam or patch pockets, and your choice of fastening; button and loop closure or simply pull on.

This multi-purpose sewing pattern gives you the choice of:

  • Button and loop closure or simply pull on   
  • In-seam or patch pockets
  • Sash belt or elasticated waist
  • Lengthen or shorten to your preferred length 

New to sewing? With minimal pieces and an easy-to-fit style, this is the ideal pattern to start your dressmaking journey. More experienced and looking for a pattern with endless hacking potential? The Sheath Dress is the ideal base to create your ultimate dress.

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

UK sizes 6 - 22

Supplies Needed

  • Fabric (must be 145cm wide)
  • Thread
  • 0.5m lightweight iron on interfacing
  • For elasticated waist - elastic (max 25mm wide). UK 6-16 1m / UK 18-22 1.2m
  • For button and loop closure - 1 small to medium size button
You'll receive
  • Sewing pattern sheet printed on high-quality 60gsm pattern paper (irons/pins beautifully) or select an option to receive an additional pattern sheet - perfect for toiles or if you would like to make various sizes
  • 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.

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