Page Dress - Digital Sewing Pattern
The Page Dress is a versatile sewing pattern with plenty of options to customize the look. It has subtle cutaway armholes and a high neckline.
The following two views are just some of the style options, but it’s super easy to mix and match the design features. There are in-seam pockets, button stands, tucks, splits or can be left as a classic shift dress. The pattern is available in multiple cup sizes: B cup, or a combined C/D cup.
View A: Ballet length button-up dress featuring multiple tucks running down the front and back bodice that open out into a pleated skirt. The waist can be cinched in with the internal drawstring, or left loose for an architectural silhouette. There are in-seam pockets and side splits.
View B: Shift dress with a drawstring, in seam pockets and side splits in the skirt.
This sewing pattern is suitable for intermediate sewers and above.
Cotton, lightweight/midweight linen, silk noil, hemp, cotton voile – any natural woven fabrics. Slippery and shifty fabrics (like rayon) may prove difficult for View A when sewing the tucks.
Lining: Lightweight woven fabrics.
Please note: If you’re using a patterned fabric with a repeat that you’d like to match, you may need more fabric than what is suggested above. Use your discretion.
Please Note for View A: Due to the constraints of the pattern, fabric width must be 140cm or more for sizes A – F or 150cm or more for sizes G -L, unless you are shortening your pattern. It is to be cut on the cross grain.
See chart in images
- Matching thread to your fabric.
- Up to 220cm of single fold bias binding with a finished width of 1cm. If you’re making your own bias binding, cut the binding strips at 3cm wide. You may need to buy more fabric, as it’s not included in the yardage.
- 130cm to 180cm of cord/ribbon for the drawstring (this can be made from your dress fabric if you’d prefer) If you’re sewing your own from the fabric, cut the strip 4cm wide. Fold in half and sew with a 1cm seam allowance before turning inside out.
- View A: Ten 12mm buttons,
- Lightweight interfacing. View A: Long thin strip for button stand, View B: Two small patches for the drawstring buttonholes.
A to L (see size chart in images)
This pattern has been drafted for a height of 5’7.
It’s recommended to make a toile first to work out any fitting alterations you may need, before cutting into your chosen fabric.
You can check the fit of the bodice of View A by making a toile of the top half of View B, as they use the same pattern pieces. View B doesn’t have the tucks sewn in.
When choosing your size for View A, focus on the bust measurement. The volume created from the pleats in the bottom half of the dress means there is a lot of leeway with sizing at the hip.
View B has a closer fit around the hips (roughly 5 inches of ease), so you may prefer to grade a size up at the hips if you prefer a more relaxed fit.
This digital pattern comes with an illustrated set of instructions, a printing and assembling guide and two options for printing – a PDF file for printing at home, designed to fit both A4 and Letter sized paper (40 pages). And 2 large format A0 PDF files to take to the copy shop if you’d prefer not to assemble multiple sheets.
Download and save these files to a desktop or laptop computer. Not suitable for smart phones and iPads.