The Forsythe Dress PDF Pattern

The Forsythe Dress PDF Pattern


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The Forsythe Dress is a relaxed fit dress with hip yoke pockets and a slightly dropped waistline. The short kimono sleeves attach to a narrow cuff, which can be turned up or left unfolded, as preferred. The bodice is gently shaped by curved panel lines, and the back features a button closure. Its breezy silhouette will ensure it is a summertime staple, yet the boxy bodice cut means it is also the perfect dress for comfortable layering over your favourite turtleneck and stockings in cooler months.

EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Advanced Beginner.

SIZES: XXS - XXL (UK 6-18, US 2/4-16, EUR 34-46) View thumbnail for more sizing information.

FABRICS: The Forsythe Dress is best suited to light to medium weight woven fabric with an element of drape. Challis, chambray, cotton shirting, flannel, lightweight linen blends, viscose, rayon or viscose/rayon blends.

(A Copy Shop file is a large scale PDF that you can take to a copy shop to be printed. Copy-shop files are A0 in width (841 mm/33.1″), and can be any length).

DOWNLOAD INCLUDES DETAILED INSTRUCTION BOOKLET with step-by-step (photographed) sewing instructions.

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Rebecca Mahany Jan 3, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
I really loved this pattern, both the experience sewing it and the final result.

It's only the second thing I've sewn ever, but the instructions were so clear (and with easy-to-follow pictures) that I didn't run into any issues at all.

The finished dress has beautiful sleeves and amazing pockets, and I like the loose fit. I'm excited to wear it.

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Robin May 21, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Love the construction process. I tweaked the process a little by adding the sleeves before seaming them and then seamed sides and sleeves in one go. (I hemmed the sleeves first, then attached).
Love the fit and style. Now I'm impatiently waiting for summer. 😁

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Rikke Jakobsen Apr 5, 2019

4 out of 5 stars
Pretty, easy - though with new methods to learn.
I do think the fit is rather on the large side (though it is stated a loose fit). I cut according to my measurements and it was way too roomy. I am trying a smaller size for second version. Also I didn't do a self-fabric bias for the neckline but chose a ready made which was a bit smaller but it was fine just the same.
Once I find my size I see a great many forsythe dresses for summer.

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Natalie Dec 24, 2018

5 out of 5 stars
This was a beautifully designed pattern. I didn’t even look at the directions and it turned out perfectly. Will definitely make it again.

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