The Aisling Dress

The Aisling Dress

Go boho with The Aisling Dress sewing pattern, a laid-back frock for everyday wear with a gathered skirt, neat collar, V-neckline and full sleeves, in UK sizes 6-20.

As much as we enjoy breezing around in floaty frocks on balmy days, late summer might just be our favourite time of year. Still warm enough for cotton dresses but cool enough for sleeves, it opens up so many stylish sewing possibilities – including this issue’s cover star, The Aisling Dress, a versatile number that’ll work for this season and the next.

It reminds us of all our summer must-haves – a boho vibe, loose fit and swishy skirt – but the gathered sleeves mean we can rock it into autumn, too. Hurrah! What’s more, Aisling’s simple style gives you so many ways to make it your own, from mixing directional stripes, to adding colourful embroidery or statement patches as we have.

SS46 Simply Sewing Aisling dress detail

The Aisling Dress: digital sewing pattern

This pattern is available as a PDF download in our Etsy pattern shop

Sizes: UK sizes 6-20 (US 4-18/Eur 34-38)

You will need

  • Main fabric: 115cm (45in) width fabric x 3m (312yds) for all sizes
  • Iron-on interfacing: 40x60cm (16x24in)
  • Zip: 56cm (22in)
  • Matching thread
  • Basic sewing kit
  • We’ve used (optional) Patch Flower Duo patches from Stiff & Stil.

Fabric suggestions:

Light to medium weight cottons, crepe, rayon, viscose or linen.

Practise your skills:

  • Dressmaking: make a gathered skirt
  • Insert sleeves
  • Sew a simple collar
  • Finish with sweet tassel fastening
  • Embellish with embroidered patches


Get the pattern: in the Simply Sewing pattern store

The Aisling Dress back sewing pattern