The Walkley Dress

Walkley Dress sewing pattern

The Walkley Dress and top sewing pattern is the perfect project if you’re new to sewing with knits. Make yours as a dress or a tee, and try a stash-busting pattern hack too!

MIY Collection‘s Walkley Dress and Top are easy to sew, with sizes small to large. Designer Wendy Ward says: “The Walkley is your new favourite alternative to a T-shirt! The vest is nice and long so you won’t be flashing your midriff, and the dress works with bare legs in summer as well as over leggings or jeans in the cooler months.

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Both options are included in the pattern, as are instructions for adding extra seams so that you can combine different fabrics (great for stash-busting!). It’s the perfect project to have a go at if you’ve never sewn with knits before, as it’s super easy if made all in one fabric and is really quick to sew.”

Be sure to share your Walkley Dress or Top with us using #simplysewingmag – we’d love to see!

The Walkley Dress sewing pattern shop detail

The Walkley Dress,
Get it with: June issue 18, £6.99

Sizes: Small, Medium and Large


  • Cutting and sewing knit fabrics
  • Customise a pattern
  • Construct a simple, hemmed neckline

You will need: 

To make the dress

  • Fabric narrower than 140cm (55in) width: 2m (21/4yds), for all sizes
  • Fabric 140cm (55in) or wider: 1m (11/4yds), for all sizes
  • Matching thread

To make the top:

  • Fabric narrower than 120cm (47in): 1.5m (13/4yds), for all sizes
  • Fabric 120cm (47in) or wider: 75cm (30in), for all sizes
  • Matching thread

Fabric suggestions:

Use knit fabrics only.

Get the pattern: Free with issue 18 of Simply Sewing magazine.