The Audrey Dress

SSM24 The Audrey Dress pattern shop sold out

We’re taking style tips from screen icon Audrey Hepburn with her namesake dress sewing pattern: The Audrey Dress. This vintage-style pattern is a classic frock with a cinched-in waist, swishy pleated skirt and hem band detail. We think Audrey would approve! At this time of year, we love spending cosy evenings in curled up in front of a classic movie with a hot chocolate in hand – if only so we can imagine ourselves wearing (and sewing!) the leading lady’s fabulous frocks.

Audrey Dress sewing pattern

The Audrey Dress is sized to fit UK sizes 6-20 (US 4-18, EUR 34-48) and features a fitted bodice with bust and waist darts, wide waistband, full pleated skirt and hem band detail. With its flattering 1950s-inspired fit-and-flare silhouette, we think Audrey would love it!

The Audrey Dress sewing pattern

This pattern is sold out: December issue 24, £6.99
Sizes: UK sizes 6-20

SSM24 The Audrey Dress

 Skills:

  • Add darts to the bodice bust and waist to give a flattering fit
  • Sew neat pleats to add volume to the 1950s style skirt
  • Insert an invisible zip
  • Sew-up a simple waist band to emphasise the waist

You will need: 

Dress A

  • Main fabric: 150cm (60in) width fabric x 3.5m (33/4yds)

Dress B

  • Main fabric: 150cm (60in) width fabric x 2m (21/4yds)
  • Contrast fabric: 150cm (60in) width fabric x 1.5m (13/4yds)

For both dresses:

  • Iron-on interfacing: 75x75cm (30x30in)
  • Invisible zip: to match fabric, 40cm (16in)
  • Matching thread

Fabric suggestions:

Woven fabrics such as cotton, linen, poplin, cotton blends and crepe suiting.