The Carson Dress PDF Pattern Sizes XS-XXL - Now Updated!



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The Carson Dress is the ultimate wardrobe staple and Paddleboat Studio's best seller (not surprising because of its easy shape and flattering pockets). With generous drop shoulders and a gentle a-line skirt, this PDF pattern is the perfect place to start for any beginner or the perfect workhorse for the prolific maker. NOW UPDATED! The newest version of the Carson Dress pattern features bigger pockets and a print shop/A0 PDF version - finally!

Pattern is sized XS-XXL, roughly 32"-45" bust.

The Carson Dress is an instant PDF download. All pattern pages are numbered and marked for easy assembly. You will receive a zipped folder containing three separate documents: instructions, pattern tiles for printing at home on letter or A4 paper, and an A0 size print shop version. After purchasing this pattern you will see a link to the Downloads page where you can download your pattern once payment is confirmed.

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118 reviews

5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars

This dress turned out so beautiful! Really flattering. The pattern was easy to follow and well written!

Cate Gorton Mar 7, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I have just finished my first Carson dress and it is just such a beautiful pattern – deceptively simple-looking but it has been drafted to hang beautifully. I used block-printed Indian cotton without a great deal of drape (and the pattern recommends drapier fabric), and it still looks great. I also managed to squeeze an XXL with midi sleeves out of 2.5 yards of narrow, striped fabric, so if you're prepared to get a bit creative with your pattern layout this is also very economical to make. Thank you Paddleboat Studio – I am already planning my next one!

Anna Lisa Reynolds Nov 6, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I love this pattern. I've made two so far and wear them constantly. I did deepen the pockets quite a bit for the second one because I have a need for gigantic pockets. I love the fit, perfect scoop neck and love where the waist hits. Incredibly flattering design.

Reviewed by Inactive Oct 13, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

Overall good pattern with some minor quibbles about missing notches (not marked on patterns but mentioned more than once in instructions though not hard to figure out what/where she meant), fitting neck binding, and pattern layout for Front bodice (#3; other pieces on fold follow nap, this was reversed). Generous sizing; made L but finished dress says shoulda been Med, lol. Printed well on Letter paper, easy to make, and definitely will use pattern again. Appreciate your talent!

Nadja Apr 5, 2018

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