Sheath Dress by Avid Seamstress

A sheath dress with a round neckline, invisible back zipper, two sleeve length choices, and optional pockets.

Pattern: Sheath Dress
Designer: The Avid Seamstress
Categories: Knee Length Dresses
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabrics: Chambray, Rayon, Crêpe, Double Gauze, Lawn, Linen, Voile
required fabric: 13/4 to 21/2 yards
Sizes: 4 - 14
Digital Sewing Pattern$10.32
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The Sheath Dress sewing pattern by Avid Seamstress is a sheath dress with a round neckline and invisible back zipper. Make this dress with short or mid length sleeves, with inner pockets or without. The optional elasticated waist gives this dress a more fitted look or you can create it without for a more relaxed fit.

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: A4 (21cm x 29.7cm)
Number of Files Included: 2
Total Number of Pages: 35
Copy Shop Version Included: Yes
Pattern uses layers to select size: No

Pattern Size Chart (inches)


Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Neck to hem3737 1/437 1/237 1/237 3/438
Sleeve length1919 1/42020 1/420 3/421

Fabric Required (yards)

45” wide plain/patterned fabric (short sleeve)2 1/22 1/22 1/2n/an/an/a
57” wide plain fabric (short sleeve)1 3/41 3/41 3/4222
57” wide plain fabric (long sleeve)222222
57” wide patterned fabric (short/long sleeve)2 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/2

Recommended Fabrics

Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat
  • Tailor's Chalk

Required Supplies

  • Thread
  • Universal Needle
  • Zipper

Optional Supplies

  • Elastic

Additional Notes

This pattern includes all pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions with illustrations.