Gin and Tonic // Now with Plus sizes! // Colorblock Dress Pattern. Easy Sewing Pattern, Beginner's Pattern / PDF Sewing Patterns For Women



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The Gin and Tonic Dress is a real eye-catcher! This is a flattering A-line dress, with a unique “grown-on” wrap detail. It is designed to be made in two contrasting fabrics, but looks equally lovely in a single colour.
The dress closes with an invisible zipper, and features a lovely wide neckline.

Skill Level:
Beginner to Intermediate
The construction is quite straightforward, though beginners may find the invisible zipper a little challenging. Detailed sewing instructions are included.


• 'Standard' Sizes A-G (US 2-14, AUS & UK 6-18)
• 'Plus' Sizes H-L (US 16-24, AUS & UK 20-28)
See the 'sizing guide' image for measurements.

Material Requirements:
This pattern is designed for light woven fabrics.
Cotton, silk, rayon, linen and polyester are all suitable. Recommended finishes include challis, crepe, satin, batiste or lawn. Stretch fabrics are not recommended.

Materials required: (Sizes A-H)
• 2.4m (2.6 yards) of fabric with a 144cm (55”) width: 1.2m (1.3y) of each color, if you are using contrast colours.
• 3m (3.3 yards) of fabric with a 112cm (44”) width: 1.5m (1.6y) of each color, if you are using contrast colours.
• A 50cm invisible zipper and an invisible zipper foot.

Materials required: (for sizes G-L)
• 3.6m (4 yards) of fabric with a 144cm (55”) width: 1.8m (2y) of each color, if you are using contrast colours).
4m (4.4 yards) of fabric with a 112cm (44”) width: 2m (2.2y) of each color, if you are using contrast colours).
• A 50cm invisible zipper and an invisible zipper foot.


Immediately after checkout you will be able to download the zipped pattern. This file includes:
• A Print-At-Home PDF: 30 x A4 or US Letter pages.
• A Copy Shop PDF: 2 x A0 pages to print at your local print shop (ie. Kinkos, Officeworks)
• An instruction file: 12 pages of sewing instructions with detailed illustrations.
Download size is 2mb.

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I love my dress! As a fairly new sewer, I didn't have any issues following the pattern, it was very straightforward. I have broad shoulders, so I went a size up on the bodice and extended the sleeves and it turned out perfect! I couldn't be happier. I feel beautiful in this dress and I can't wait to wear it for summer! It is my favorite sewing project so far. Thank you!

Caitlin Baker Mar 12, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Love this pattern! Easy to make and super cute. The only change I made was to add pockets.

Claire White Sep 11, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing! I was so impressed at how quickly I could whip this together. Such an elegant dress. I chose to use the same fabric for both sides and it still looks stunning. I chose to omit the zip and instead had an open back and hook/eye closure and it still sits beautifully.

Kellie H Oct 4, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

I just finished sewing this!!! The photo really isn’t doing it justice, but this is a GREAT pattern. This dress is one of those projects that comes together well and is so flattering that it makes me feel so clever AND beautiful! I can’t tell you how much I needed that. Thanks for the great pattern!

mercyf Aug 23, 2019

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