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A pull on dress, the Stitchbird styles a cross over pleat at the back and small centre front pleat to provide interest and style. With both V neck and round neck options and a little more designer detail than the Tui Dress, it is still an easy sew.
Beautifully cool in 100% cotton or linen the dress is professionally finished with a simple neck facing.
- Cross over pleat at centre back
- Simple vertical pleat at centre front
- In seam side pockets
- Loose fitting and designed to sit just above the knee
- Sizes NZ/AU 6-22 | US 2-18
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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 mid weight woven fabrics will suit this dress, however we highly recommend linen, cotton and linen/cotton blends that press well to highlight the pleat feature at the back.
Confident beginner ready for the next step. Easy Intermediate (3/5). No closures (zips or buttons). Skill learnt: Creating simple pleats.
SIZE & FITTING
Model wears size 10 (NZ/AU) and is 171 cm tall
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=2 | PAH=23
Medium - (NZ/AU/UK 10-12-14-16 | US 6-8-10-12) Pages AO=2 | PAH=24
Large - (NZ/AU/UK 14-16-18-20 | US 10-12-14-16) Pages AO=2 | PAH=28
X-Large - (NZ/AU/UK 16-18-20-22 | US 12-14-16-18) Pages AO=2 | PAH=28
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.
Fast delivery and very good instructions on this pattern
Loved making my Stitchbird Dress
The pattern was easy to print and tape together and the instructions were excellent. So easy to follow for a novice sewist like me. I'm on the lookout for fabric to make it again!
Simple and elegant.
I have made this dress twice for myself. It is a perfect fit and extremely comfortable. It is an easy sew. My friend loved mine so much, that she asked me to make two, for her. It is equally beautiful in both a size 8 & 28, so will suit most figures.
I am not able to print the pattern in the size appropriate pattern pieces.
A nice straightforward pattern with interesting design elements.
This is a nice straightforward pattern with interesting design elements. If you want to avoid a too loose fit be sure and take a good look at the finished garment measurements provided in the instructions. I have made 3 versions of this dress and can recommend using fabrics with a bit of drape such as lightweight linens and rayons. The instructions are super clear and include helpful tips for beginners. Quick to cut and sew. Love the back pleat. All in all, a great dress for summer.
Easy pattern to follow and sizing great. No need to adapt. Made this in linen and it is comfortable to wear and looks good
I enjoyed the whole process from printing and assembly of the pattern to the finished product. Easy and well written instructions. Plans to make another.Stylish. Looking forward to wearing it.
Great dress pattern
I am a confident beginner and the dress has turned out very professional. When printing off, I would definitely recommend using the layers function so you only get the size you need- much easy to cut out. I would say sizing is quite generous. Will definitely be making more of these as the dress is so easy to wear.
sew on and sew forth
Love the design. Timely delivery. Haven't had a chance to sew it up. Appreciate the opportunity to give feed back.
Stitchbird Dress Pattern
I love the pattern and all the extra help on your site. The extra help with printing the downloaded pattern was super helpful. I really like being able to print specific sizes also! The first make took a couple of days sewing and fitting until I got the fit/ease that I prefer. I have already made a second dress and plan more! I am already looking at several other patterns to purchase and try. I also love that you show your patterns on lots of models! I highly recommend The Sewing Revival patterns.
The instructions are clear and the sizing good as it fits well. I did go to Fed-Ex to get it printed in one piece, rather than tape hundreds together, it was well worth it. Will buy from Sewing Revival again.
Yes, I would definitely buy from you again.
The instructions were great! Really enjoyed sewing this pattern. Do plan to make it a second time. And maybe even a 3rd time. I think that my sister would love one also. Thank you.
Stitch bird Dress
Absolutely thrilled with dress and whole experience. Super easy and quick to make up, looks amazing. Will be making lots more in all sorts of fabrics. Love it.
The switchboard dress pattern
This is an easy, comfortable dress that I thought looked nice on me. I have made two dresses that went together easily and sewed up in no time.
I am pleased with the dress in the end but made 3 toiles in the process to get FBA and upper trunk shaping just right. Some tips on doing the FBA on this sort of sleeve would have been helpful. I am UK size 20-22, tall and with 38G bust. I also sewed the front pleat down as far as my bra band for a more flattering look on a large bust and also sewed the back pleat down for a few inches - again it gives a more shapely and refined look. I will make it again and do a forward shoulder adjustment. I've learnt a lot about fitting and adjusting patterns in the process.