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Sew The Tiered Dress Trend

Sew an on-trend tiered dress with one of our easy to sew patterns.

Tiered dresses are very popular right now. Sometimes called picnic dresses, they feature rows of gathered panels sewn together to create fullness in the skirt. 

At Pattern Emporium we have several different styles of tiered dress for you to sew for yourself. Our patterns include print at home, A0 copy shop & projector files (in most cases). Our tutorials contain comprehensive written & photographed instructions to guide you through each sewing project with success. 

We have sewing patterns for both woven & stretch knit fabrics. 


If you're looking to use woven fabrics for your tiered dress project, take a look at the Take The Chance Shirt Dress, Meet You There & Field Of Dreams dresses. Each one uses the gathering technique to add gorgeous rows of tiers to your dress. 

The Take the Chance Shirt Dress features a simple collar & button up front with an all-in-one placket, making it super easy to sew. You can even add kam snaps if you prefer. The overall fit of this one is easy. 

The Meet You There Dress, also designed for woven fabrics, slip straight on over the head. It features a rounded neckline & fabulous balloon bishop sleeves. 

The Field Of Dreams Dress bodice sits a little closer on the body with darts to add a little shaping. You can sew this one either with a straight or v-neck design in button up or plain, finished with narrow or wide straps and of course, gorgeous tiers in multiple lengths. 

The Tiered Maxi Skirt is designed for woven fabrics. It features gathered tiers on a flat front & shirred back waistband. 


The Every Day’s A Weekend Tiered Dress sewing pattern features an easy fit bodice. It includes: tiered skirt in short, knee & midi length, optional pockets, short, cap, 3/4 & long sleeves, bishop sleeves & a choice of necklines including a round, v & roll neck. Designed for stretch knit fabrics.

Its sister pattern, the Dream On Dress & Skirt sewing pattern inclues a fitted bodice, tiered skirt mini, knee, midi & maxi length, a range of necklines, sleeveless, bishop sleeves, cap, short, 3/4 & long sleeves. It also contain a skirt option. Designed for stretch knit fabrics.

The Tank Dress also features a skirt that's gathered onto the bodice as one of it's options. This bodice is quite fitted, in a tank design with wide binding around the neck & armholes. It also comes with 2 other skirt options - circle or A-line. 

The Fitted Bodice Add-on features just a fitted bodice to add to the Every Day's A Weekend Dress.