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 summer or shoulder season dress and designed for a light-mid weight linen or woven cotton.


  • Flattering curved hemline (easily finished with bias tape).
  • Internal side pockets
  • Waist tie belt
  • Gathered open V neckline
  • Gathered bell sleeve
  • Shorten the hem to create an open neck bell sleeve shirt option

>DIFFICULTY LEVEL:  Confident beginner ready for the next step. Easy Intermediate (4/10).

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

Sample images-The long sleeve sample shown has a rayon back with light weight jersey cotton front.  
The blue long sleeve (winter weight) is shown with a 100% mid weight jersey cotton knit and 95/5 cotton/elastaine sleeves.  
Both short sleeve samples shown are jersey cotton knits with 95/5 cotton/elastane neck and sleeve bands.

The PDF pattern is available in sizes XS - 2XL with 2 different purchasing options:

Print-at-home (on A4 or letter paper). Each PDF file contains 3 different pattern sizes. Choose the size that best fits you and receive one size larger and one smaller as well.  Refer the Size Chart for help if you need. This allows you to grade between sizes if necessary.

CopyShop(AO size)+Print-at-home (All sizes with the option to either print at home or print on a single AO sized sheet at your local printer). ** Please select the "AllSizes+AO" Size** as the sized patterns are A4 and Letter only.

>INSTANT DOWNLOAD available immediately after checkout.

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