Womens sewing patterns

Heron Dress

Size Guide

This dress is an easy intermediate or for confident beginners ready for the next step.  The open gathered neckline is easy to sew and the sleeves add a little something different and feminine. The Heron Dress is a go-to all season dress (choose your fabric for the season).

The Heron Dress is a sister to the Heron Shirt with different sleeve options that are interchangeable. Choose the Sleeve Add On option to add the 2 piece gathered sleeve.


  • 2 neckline options (gathered open V or high gathered) 
  • 3 sleeve options (plus sleeve add-on)
  • Flattering curved hemline (easily finished with bias tape).
  • Internal side pockets
  • Waist tie belt (with or without rear belt casing)
  • Shorten the hem to create a tunic dress

DIFFICULTY LEVEL:  Confident beginner ready for the next step. Easy Intermediate (3/5).

WOVEN fabrics : Most light to mid weight woven fabrics will suit this dress.
We recommend rayon, light-mid weight linen, linen, cotton and blends, crepes and cotton/silk blends for summer.

This pattern is a digital download. You will receive an email containing a link to download your pattern files immediately after your purchase is complete. You will not receive a paper copy in the post.

The pattern includes the following 3 PDF files:

Instruction booklet: 17 pages (can be viewed on screen without printing)

Copy Shop AO: if you wish to print on large scale paper at your local print shop

A4/US letter - print at home pattern: labelled PAH (printable in A4 or Letter) for printing on your home printer. Refer "how to" here.

Small> (NZ/AU/UK 6-8-10-12  | US 2-4-6-8)                 Pages =29 AO=2
Medium> (NZ/AU/UK 10-12-14-16  | US 6-8-10-12)    Pages =33 AO=2
Large> (NZ/AU/UK 14-16-18-20  | US 10-12-14-16)    Pages =35 AO=3
X-Large> (NZ/AU/UK 18-20-24  | US 14-16-18-20)      Pages =39 AO=3

We recommend the use of the ADOBE LAYERS FEATURE to open the PDF 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.

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