THE AVID SEAMSTRESS - The Sheath Dress - Digital sewing pattern

THE AVID SEAMSTRESS - The Sheath Dress - Digital sewing pattern



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  • Digital file type(s): 5 PDF

Fallen in love with The Sheath Dress and want it right now? Digital patterns are perfect for you! Digital patterns are PDF files that you receive instantly (by email) after purchasing. Simply print, construct and you are ready to sew. We'll show you how to do it!


The Sheath Dress is a gorgeously draped garment with a flattering round neckline, elasticated waist and an invisible zip at the back. Your options are endless; make this dress with short or mid-length sleeves, with inner pockets or without.

New to sewing? No worries! With minimal pieces to cut out and the option to create a looser fit without the elastic waist, this is a dress you’ll love to wear year-round.

SIZING - UK sizes 8-18

SKILL LEVEL - Beginner / Intermediate

SUGGESTED FABRICS - Lightweight to medium weight fabrics are perfect for this pretty dress.

SUPPLIES NEEDED - Fabric, thread, lightweight fabric 20cm/8" invisible zipper / heavy weight fabric 40cm/16" invisible zipper. For elasticated waist 1-metre elastic (max 25mm wide)



THIS IS A DIGITAL PRODUCT. You will need to download the files and then print them at home or at a copy shop. If you want the physical printed sewing pattern these are now available on our Etsy store or our website -

You will receive:
1. PDF file - The Sheath Dress Information
2. PDF file - The Sheath Dress Instructions
3. PDF file - The Sheath Dress Print at Copy Shop 2 pages - (we offer a printing service - see bottom of page)
4. PDF file - The Sheath Dress Print at home/office printer - A4 - A4 measures 210 × 297 millimetres or 8.27 × 11.69 inches (36 pages)
5. PDF file set to print on US LETTER PAPER 8.27 × 11.69 inches (36 pages)

You will need Adobe Reader to open the PDF files -

View our helpful guide on digital patterns and how to put them together and FAQ's -

The entire product is in English.

Please scroll through all the pictures for all the information on the sizing / fabric quantities required.

PRINT THE COPY SHOP AO PATTERN WITH US - After purchase, you can print the copy shop A0-size file with us. Head to

PURCHASE THE PRINTED SEWING PATTERN - Should you wish to purchase the printed pattern please see our Etsy store -

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Your files will be available to download once payment is confirmed. Here's how.

I don't accept returns, exchanges or cancellations. But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

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117 shop reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Mel 16 Oct, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Great pattern. True to size based on measurements. I had a little trouble with the facing not sitting flat so will cut a little wider next time. A very comfy and versatile dress and I'll be making a few of them!

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CobaltCurious 27 Sep, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Worked well so far and helpful instructions. I liked the cut of the dress & sleeves. I think that the pattern doesn't waste the fabric like some others I've seen and I like that too. The paper pattern was a lot to piece together, would be nice if there were a second version without pockets or for smaller sizes that took less paper to print.

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Rachel McCoy 22 Jan, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

I've only sewn a muslin of this so far, but the instructions are wonderful and once I make some fit adjustments I think it will be beautiful. The only true problem I had was that there wasn't a US letter sized PDF and I made the mistake of printing the whole thing and cutting it before realizing part of the page had been cut off. I'd suggest adding that as a download option b/c I ended up having to pay to print it.

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julie sukman 18 Sep, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Great dress: I also made the shirt! Super easy and very smart and stylish!!!

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