The Jade Dress

Jade Dress Sewing pattern

Hello, new fave frock! Make a versatile dress for your autumn wardrobe with Jade – our easy dress sewing pattern in UK sizes 6–20, featuring simple-style sleeves and a midi or knee length.

This dress sewing pattern has an easy-to-sew kimono sleeves (make them with no fiddly setting-in, yay!), plus pockets, a pleated waist and V-neckline.

As the balmy days of summer drift into a cooler autumnal vibe, we’re met with the same dilemma every year – what to wear? When it’s not quite warm enough for our floaty frocks (sob!) but not quite cold enough for snuggling up in a cosy knit, we need easy-to-wer styles we can layer up.

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Jade Dress sewing pattern

The Jade Dress

Dress sewing pattern – only available with issue 35, Simply Sewing magazine


UK 6 – 20, ES 4 – 18, EUR 34 – 48

You will need

  • Fabric – Dress A: 115cm (45in) width fabric x 3.2m (312yds); 140cm (55in) width fabric x 2.7m (3yds) for all sizes
  • Fabric – Dress B: 115cm (45in) width fabric x 2.6m (3yds); 140cm (55in) width fabric x 2.2m (212yds) for all sizes
  • Clear elastic – 1m (1 yard)
  • Matching thread

Fabric suggestions:

Medium-weight knit fabrics such as ponte de roma or scube fabrics with ideally no more than 30% stretch.


  • Make a seamed bodice with princess seams
  • Add pleats to create a full skirt silhouette
  • Sew binding around the neckline
  • Insert sleeves
  • Attach elastic to the waist seam for easy dressing (no zip needed!)

Get the pattern

Get the pattern free with issue 35 in our online store.

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SSM35 Jade easy Dress sewing pattern detail