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
- Easy pattern hack to add tiers to your dress here
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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.
We recommend rayon, light-mid weight linen, linen, cotton and blends, crepes and cotton/silk blends for summer.
Confident beginner ready for the next step. Easy Intermediate (3/5).
SIZE & FITTING
Each purchase comes with 4 sizes (please refer to the last image for size chart and international size comparisons):
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
19 September 2022:
The bottom section of the 2 piece sleeve (add-on) was reduced in size after customer feedback that it was too voluminous (and re-testing at our end). If you have already printed this pattern piece (number 5), you can easily adjust the width by following the instructions here.
If you purchased and printed after 19 September 2022 you will have the updated version of this pattern and no adjustments are required.
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.*
THE HERON DRESS has slightly different sleeve offerings to the HERON SHIRT. With the dress pattern you receive the following sleeves:
* 7/8 length gathered sleeve
*7/8 fold under gather with frill
You can purchase the 2 piece gathered sleeve as an ADD ON.
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.