The Alice Dress

Simply Sewing issue 38 Alice Dress sewing pattern38 Alice Dress sewing pattern

Give your skills a boost and learn to sew with knits with The Alice Dress in UK sizes 6-20, a faux-wrap jersey dress with two sleeve and skirt lengths.

With a new year of crafting ahead, now is the time to challenge ourselves with new skills and projects – and we’re ticking ‘sew with knits like a pro’ off our list first thanks to The Alice Dress sewing pattern.

This simple-sew ballet-inspired frock features a feminine faux-wrap bodice, gathered skirt and two sleeve and skirt lengths. Be sure to share yours with us tagged #simplysewingmag!

38 Alice Dress sewing pattern

The Alice Dress

Dress sewing pattern – only available with issue 38, Simply Sewing magazine


UK sizes 6-20, US 4-18 and EUR 34-48

You will need

  • Fabric {Dress A}: 115cm (45in) width fabric x 2.6m (3yds); 140cm (55in) width fabric x 1.9m (214yds) for all sizes
  • Fabric {Dress B}: 115cm (45in) width fabric x 3m (314yds); 140cm (55in) width fabric x 2.2m (212yds) for all sizes
  • Clear elastic: 1cm (38in) width x 110cm (43in)
  • Ballpoint and twin sewing machine needles
  • Matching thread

Fabric suggestions:

Light to medium weight knit fabrics with at least 30% stretch.

Choosing your Jersey

Alice is designed for light to medium weight knits, which gives you almost endless options to play with! Give these key jersey types a try.

  • Cotton jersey: One of the most popular jersey fabrics thanks to its soft, fluid drape, available in a variety of weights to suit your project.
  • Ponte de roma: A thicker, more stable knit that’s ideal for jersey-sewing newbies.
  • Cotton Lycra: A blend of cotton and Spandex or Lycra with excellent stretch and recovery.

We like the range available over at Girl Charlee.


  • Learn to sew with knits
  • Make a gathered wasteline for an easy fit
  • Sew a faux- wrap bodice for stylish layering.
  • Customise patterns: Choose from two sleeve and skirt lengths.

Get the pattern

Get the pattern free with issue 38 of Simply Sewing magazine in our online store.

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Simply Sewing issue 38 Alice dress pattern