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.