THE AVID SEAMSTRESS - The Gathered Dress Adult - Digital sewing pattern



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


If you‘re looking for a casual dress that you can live in any day of the week and feel good wearing, then The Gathered Dress is perfect for you.

The Gathered Dress has been created with the modern woman in mind. From the school run to the office, The Gathered Dress will help you to feel stylishly smart yet comfortable.

For the adult version (see our kids version here), we‘ve added a more modern raglan sleeve but have kept the charming gathered waist at the back – an interesting and different style line, and ideal for days when you don‘t feel like wearing fitted clothes.

Other features include a slim front silhouette, invisible zip and two different sleeve lengths. We’ve also added a dart at the shoulder to create an amazing finish. It‘s an ideal pattern for beginners as well as intermediates that want a quick, easy sew.

SIZING - UK 6 - UK 22

SKILL LEVEL - Intermediate

SUGGESTED FABRICS - Lightweight to medium weight fabrics - wovens, denim, chambray, crepe, silk, viscose & cotton.

SUPPLIES NEEDED - Fabric, thread, 56cm/22“ invisible zipper, 1mt 5mm elastic for gathering, 0.25m iron-on interfacing



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 Gathered Dress Adult pattern information including measurements
2. PDF file - The Gathered Dress Adult instructions
3. PDF file - The Gathered Dress Adult set to print on A4 paper - A4 measures 210 × 297 millimetres or 8.27 × 11.69 inches (31 pages)
4. PDF file - The Gathered Dress Adult set to print on US LETTER PAPER 8.27 × 11.69 inches (33 pages)
5. PDF file - The Gathered Dress Adult A0 2 pages (we offer a printing service - see bottom of page)

If you would like the A0 file to print on a continuous sheet please email us at hello [!at] after purchasing and we will send straight away

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 test print page for The Gathered Dress digital pattern is on page 25

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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117 reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Paula R 08 Jun, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Super easy sew. A lot of pages to tape together but the end result was worth it. I've been waiting for the adult size of this style and I love it!

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Judi Ann 15 Jan, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

I have not made the dress, yet. However, the quality of the printing is amazing. And customer services deserves ten stars. Wonderful people with amazing products.

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ali otako 22 Jan, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

really great instructions and love the A0 paper option. Thanks

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Sarah Dellow 05 Mar, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Looking forward to making this beautiful pattern!

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