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The Tui Dress PDF sewing pattern creates a simple, versatile, easy to sew cocoon style dress. It is designed with optional internal pockets & tapered hemline. The design is loose fitting, flattering & comfortable to wear. Perfect for those super hot days when you need something cool and loose. Dress it up with heels, or par it down with sneakers for the weekend. The loose fit accommodates a range of figures.
The Tui dress looks and feels great in linens and cottons. Using plain or patterned fabric this dress pattern is extremely versatile.
There are 2 styles and 2 options (with and without sleeves)
STYLE A | Block contrast dress (Round or V Neck option)
STYLE B | Single Fabric dress (Round or V Neck option)
This is a perfect dress for beginners or those that want to have a dress done and dusted in a few hours.
- Easy wear cocoon shape designed to sit just above the knee
- In seam side pockets
- Optional colour block (2 fabrics) or single fabric
- Option of round or V neck
- Neck facing for a professional (and easy) finish
- Loose fit
- Sizes NZ/AU 6-24 | US 2- 20
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Please refer to the FABRIC REQUIREMENT CHART as one of the last images on this product listing. You can magnify this image if viewing it on a mobile phone whilst in a fabric store.
WOVEN fabrics : Most light to mid weight woven fabrics will suit this dress.
Linen, cotton and linen/cotton blends are highly recommended for this pattern.
*Please also note that all (new) fabric should be pre-washed in case of shrinkage. Some fabrics will not shrink but 100% cotton,linen and rayon are almost guaranteed to shrink. It doesn't hurt to be safe and remove any dodgy chemical build up that may have occurred during printing anyway.
(2/5) This is a perfect beginner pattern or first dress. No closures (zips or buttons). Skill learnt: In seam pockets and neck facings.
SIZE & FITTING
Each purchase comes with 4 sizes (please refer last image for size chart and international size comparisons):
Small - (NZ/AU/UK 6-8-10-12 | US 2-4-6-8) Pages AO=1 | PAH=19
Medium - NZ/AU/UK 10-12-14-16 | US 6-8-10-12) Pages AO=1 | PAH=19
Large - (NZ/AU/UK 14-16-18-20 | US 10-12-14-16) Pages AO=1 | PAH=20
X-Large - (NZ/AU/UK 16-18-20-22 | US 12-14-16-18) Pages AO=1 | PAH=22
This is a loose fitting garment. If you prefer it to be a little less "roomy" or you are "in between" sizes then we suggest you err on the smaller size.
WHAT DO I GET WITH MY PURCHASE?
Please note you are purchasing a digital pattern that will be sent directly to your email inbox after payment. You can print this pattern at home on A4 or US letter-sized paper or take it to a print shop for large scale printing (AO size). *You will not receive a hard copy printed pattern.*
Instant download available immediately after checkout includes:
2. PAH Pattern file (PAH=Print at home)
For printing in A4 or US Letter on a home printer. Printing at home is the most cost-effective, and sticking your pattern tiles together to make your full size pattern is easy. Further information for printing at home can be found in our Resources section here.
3. AO Pattern file
AO is a large scale file designed to be printed at a Print Copy Shop. You cannot print this on your home printer as it is too big. If you choose to use this large file you will pay extra to have it printed but you do not have to stick anything together.
You can use the ADOBE LAYERS FEATURE to open the PAH pattern file and print only the size you need (and eliminate the "noise" of the unwanted sizes). You can also use the URL and bookmark links within the file to quickly access information and support. Download Adobe Reader for free (for Windows and Mac) here.
Haven’t used it as still having trouble downloading the pattern
The Sewing Revival
Hi Heather, please feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help you out. You will also find help on the website under the RESOURCES section of the Main Menu. If you can't find your files (or are getting a message that says your downloads have expired) simply check the "Downloads" (or sometimes "Documents") folder of your computer. Alternatively search your device for "Tui dress". Regards, Janine
Easy clear instructions, was easily able to add a frill if my own into the sleeves with no trouble. This is a pattern I will use over and over again !
This is an amazing outlet for pattern for the true New Zealand shaped girl. I have 4 of this style dress and love all of them and also other patterns that I have purchased they are all amazing and people make comment when I wear the garments. It is the best best place to get patterns from and I use the pdf system and find it cost effective. I thanks all the people that work there in a great job well done. Thank you so very much. Happy sewer Kay
Fun to make!
I’ve made two so far! The pattern is loose fitting and comfortable. Perfect for warm weather. I topstitched the neckline to keep the facings down. I would also recommend interfacing. I haven’t ever printed a pdf pattern, but the instructions were written well.
I have seen this pattern quite a lot, but was unsure about ordering and then having it printed. I should not have been concerned at all, it was so easy to purchase and have printed. I am looking forward to making it up.
The perfect summer dress
I moved to Spokane from Seattle. We have a good hot summer. Watching what other women wear, I knew I needed something loose to keep cool. I can accesorize it up or down. Can't wait to make it in many different fabrics. It's going to be a staple. Thank you so much!
Bonjour j’aimerais que la communication soit aussi en français svp.
J’aime bien ce patron, mais j’ai dû m’adapter à la façon de faire. Je croyais que je recevrais le patron par la poste.
The Sewing Revival
Hello Danielle, I am glad you like this pattern. All our patterns are only produced in English and we do our best to try and make it clear that you are purchasing a printable pattern. We do not sell or post paper patterns as we think there are many advantages of printable patterns, particularly when selling across borders (you save postage and carbon miles for one thing). Kindest regards, Janine
I love the pattern will publish photo when garment is finished
Very smooth the pattern was very easy to print
Great and easy pattern
I love my dress, super cute and easy pattern to follow, thank you.
First time using PDF pattern. I enjoyed process and easy to print and assemble. Although used size for my measurement I think I would drop down a size next time, neck and s shoulders and sleeves too big. Added a band on bottom and sleeves (but cut most of the sleeve off as only wanted to elbow).
First time buying a pattern online .... very happy with the results! Easy assembly of pattern, loved that we could focus on just my size. Started with the V neck, next is the round neck. Anxious for our Canadian summer to arrive I will have a few new dresses!!
Great. Have made one and onto second one.
Pattern purchase etc.
Great. Finally worked out how to get the pattern enlarged but it did cost quite a lot really - $18.00 from a local store here. Haven't made it yet but will do really soon.
I was surprised at how easy it was to print and set out the pattern. I would use y try hem again.
Yet another very simple, beautifully cut pattern. I had a practice run in calico and haven't taken it off yet ...ok well yes ... to wash :). My intention is to make many. Love the pockets and the freedom. Perfect for this hot summer but i can see a cord or denim number heading my way for winter. Thanks Janine.. another winner
Too complicated, if youre not computer savy.
The Sewing Revival
Hi Louiis, please remember we are here to help you in any way you need. We also have a range of online website tutorials to get you started if this is new to you. Please refer: https://thesewingrevival.com/blogs/getting-started or look under the RESOURCES section of the main menu for help with printing or any other specifics. We are also only an email away. Kind regards, Janine
I haven't used the pattern yet but am very impressed with the service. I ordered the wrong size and the team responded to my enquiry immediately, sending the right size. Really helpful.
I haven’t used it yet, but I have the fabric and pattern all ready! I hope to get onto it soon.