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Heartstrings | Strappy Dress with Shelf Bra Sewing Pattern

$15.00 AUD
$15.00 AUD
The Heartstrings Dress is a fit & flare style featuring a fitted bodice with narrow or wide straps, waist seam & A-line skirt.... Read More

  • Includes all sizes, 4-30.
  • User friendly, detailed instructions.
  • Easy fit & flare design.


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The Heartstrings Dress is a fit & flare style featuring a fitted bodice with narrow or wide straps, waist seam & A-line skirt. It is designed for stretch knit fabrics & includes an optional shelf bra that you're going to love!

WATCH THE VIDEO to see what's in this sewing pattern.

  • SILHOUETTE: Fit & flare.
  • BACK: High or low.
  • FRONT: Band or binding along neckline.
  • INSIDE: Single layer, lined or shelf bra.
  • SHELF BRA: This is optional & can be made in self fabric or, for extra support, athletic knit or power mesh.
  • FINISHES: Binding, fold over elastic (FOE).
  • STRAPS:Binding, fold over elastic, added wide straps (with ring) or adjustable straps. Use soft Lastin, clear swim elastic or plain elastic.
  • LENGTHS: Above knee, below knee & long.
  • This pattern covers sizes 4-30. 
  • This pattern is sized using your upper bust (UB) measurement for the bodice & your hip/seat (H/S) measurement for skirt section.
  • UB range: 73-135cm (28.75-58.75").
  • H/S range: 80-150cm (31-59"), measured 20cm (8") down from the natural waist.
  • View the size chart here


  • TYPE: 4-way & 2-way stretch knits with vertical give. 
  • View fabric & trim requirements here.


  • Cotton lycra, swim fabric, athletic knit, Merino Wool Knit, Rib Knit, Jacquard knit, Viscose or rayon elastane knits, Double brushed poly (DBP), Single brushed poly (SBP), Stretch knit crepe, Poly elastane knits, Bamboo elastane, Modal Lycra. 
  • For a cool summer dress, it sews up beautifully in cotton lycra, bamboo, viscose or modal knits. Layer up in winter over a fitted tee or sweater - try sweater knit, wool or French terry. Splash out in a fabulous graphic print in saturated colours - try swim fabric or poly knit.


  • As listed above.
  • For more support use athletic knit, power mesh or power net.
  • For increased support, sew a 2 layer shelf bra.


Also see tutorial for more details.

  • STRAPS (MAIN TUTORIAL): 6-10mm (1/4-3/8") Lastin, clear swim elastic or plain elastic (not knitted).
  • SHELF BRA (OPTIONAL): 2.5cm (1") - 4cm (1.5") soft (plush) elastic.
  • ALTERNATIVE TO BINDING/STRAPS: Fold over elastic (FOE) in 2cm (3/4"), 2.5cm (1") or 3cm (1 1/8') width.
  • WIDE ADD ON STRAP (OPTIONAL): 2 x 12-18mm (1/2-3/4") bra ring. 6-10mm (1/4-3/8") elastic (Lastin, clear swim or plain).
  • ADJUSTABLE STRAPS (OPTIONAL): Bra ring & slider to match width of FOE or binding. 

INSTANT DOWNLOAD! Receive the sewing patterns instantly after purchasing.

SIZES INCLUDED: Size 4-30. All sizes are included in your purchase.

FORMATS: This sewing patterns come in several formats, so you can use the one that suits you. All formats are included in your purchase.

  • Print at home - A4 / US Letter size.
  • Print at copy shop - A0 size.
  • 2 Projector files - large font, full pattern pieces, 1 file with colour size lines, 1 file with black size lines.

COMPREHENSIVE TUTORIAL: We make the tricky bits easy.

Our in-depth tutorial includes detailed info on sizing, fabric choice, printing & more. It features vibrant colour photos & clear instructions to sew this garment. Plus real-life inspiration across various sizes from fellow sewists.

SEAM ALLOWANCE: Included in our patterns & specified on the pattern & in the tutorial.

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  • FORMAT: Digital pdf pattern.
  • TUTORIAL: Detailed tutorial with user friendly instructions to prepare & create your new pattern.
  • PATTERN FILES: Print at home, A0 copy shop, projector. 
  • LAYERED: Yes.
  • PRINT IN: Adobe Reader. Learn more here.
  • FABRIC TYPE: Stretch
  • SIZE RANGE: 4-30
  • MEASUREMENTS: Metric (cms/metres) & imperial (inches/yards).
  • SEAM ALLOWANCE: Included. 7mm (1/4") unless otherwise specified.
Heartstrings | Strappy Dress with Shelf Bra Sewing Pattern

Heartstrings | Strappy Dress with Shelf Bra Sewing Pattern

$15.00 AUD