The Freya Dress

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Take inspiration from simple Scandi style with Kirsty Hartley’s Freja Dress, a classic pinafore dress and skirt pattern for your everyday wardrobe in UK sizes 6-20. When we spend time sewing ourselves a new garment, we want to be able to show it off as much as possible, which is why we love to stock up our stash with wearable, everyday patterns that can be made, worn and restyled from season to season. The Freja Dress sewing pattern is our new favourite #memadeeveryday project.

Simply Sewing dress pattern The Freja dress

The Freja dress takes inspiration from simple Scandi style and can be layered with a cosy knit in the winter or a favourite tee in spring, making it an all-year-round wardrobe staple. The pattern features a curved bib bodice with waist darts for a flattering fit, cross-back straps, wide waistband, knee-length A-line skirt with large curved pockets, and neat topstitched details for a professional finish. It can be made as a pinafore dress, or as an A-line skirt without the bib and straps.

It comes with step-by-step instructions to take you through making the straps and sewing a fitted bodice for the dress version, and adding curved pockets, sewing a fitted waistband and adding the button and zip fastening for both the dress and skirt.

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The Freya Dress and skirt sewing pattern **SOLD OUT**

Get it with: February issue 26, £6.99
Sizes: UK sizes 6-20

Skills:

  • Insert darts toggle the bodice a flattering fitted silhouette
  • Choose a matching or tonal thread to topstitch neat finishing details
  • Sew-up large rounded pockets to the A-line skirt
  • Add an invisible zip

You will need: 

  • Fabric: 148cm (58in) width x 2m  (21/4yds), for all sizes
  • Invisible zip: to match fabric, 25cm (10in)
  • 2 buttons: 2cm (3/4in) diameter
  • Matching or tonal thread

Fabric suggestions

Medium to heavy weight fabric such as denim, corduroy or twill. We’ve used 10oz organic denim from Merchant and Mills.

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Get the pattern:

With the issue 26 of Simply Sewing magazine, available in our online store.

The Freja Dress detail