Have you seen our new easy-to-wear pullover dress sewing pattern? It’s a great beginner’s dressmaking project as it needs no zips or fastenings and can be made in two lengths. It features a front scoop neckline, facings, back straps and side seam pockets.
Although we’ve packed away our floral frocks until next summer, there are some perennial staples that have earned their spot in our wardrobe all year round – and this issue’s Zoe Dress is one of them! This versatile frock in UK sizes 6-20 (US 4-18/EUR 34-48) is our go-to for easy summer style, but can be layered up with knits for cosy winter dressing, too.
- Browse our sewing patterns to find your next me-made project in our pattern shop
- Have you got your hands one issue 35 of Simply Sewing magazine yet?
- Top up your sewing machine skills with our Skills Boost series.
The Zoe Dress is pattern no. 10 in the Cotton + Chalk collection. It features a swishy trapeze shape, two lengths and a scoop neckline, with no need for fiddly fastenings – wohoo! Share your finished Zoe Dress with us using #simplysewingmag, we’d love to see!
The Zoe Dress
Dress sewing pattern – only available with issue 35, Simply Sewing magazine, £6.99
XS–XL, UK 6 – 20, ES 4 – 18, EUR 34 – 48
You will need
- Fabric – Dress A: 115cm (45in) wide x 3.5–3.9m (33⁄4 – 41⁄4 yards) or 152cm (60in) wide x 1.9–2.1m (2–21⁄4 yards)
- Dress B: 115cm (45in) wide x 5.1–5.3m (51⁄2 – 53⁄4 yards) or 152cm (60in) wide x 4.5m–5.1m (47⁄8 – 51⁄2 yards)
- Matching thread
- Iron-on-interfacing – 46cm (18in) wide x 1–1.2m (1–11⁄4 yards)
Medium weight woven fabrics such as cotton blends, denim, linen or crepe.
- Sew a sscoop neckline
- Add interfacing to strengthen the straps and neckline
- Insert pockets
- Finish with a neat hemline
Get the pattern
Get the pattern free with issue 35 in our online store.