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Go-To Fit & Flare Dress & Skirt

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✔️ Customer favourite.

✔️ Fitted bodice with flared skirt.

✔️ Skirt option included.

✔️ Fast sew.

✔️ Easy to follow instructions.

✔️ Size 4-30.

The Go-To Dress features a fitted bodice, waist seam & separate A-line skirt. It has a beautiful fit & flare silhouette with a moderate hemline sweep. 

WATCH THE VIDEO to see what's in the Go-To Dress pattern:


  • Sew a dress or skirt.
  • Fitted bodice.
  • A-line skirt that fits smoothly onto the bodice or waistband at the natural waist.
  • 3 hemlines : above or below knee, plus long. Very easy to extend. 
  • Skirt : yoga-style or covered elastic waistband.
  • Mix & match necklines : match the high, mid & low front with any of the high, mid & low back necklines.
  • Plus a classic crew neck.
  • Banded neckline & sleeveless armhole finish.
  • 3/4 & long semi-fitted sleeves.
  • Easy fit cap & short sleeve. 
  • Sleeveless : wide or cutaway.
  • Easy to multi-size
  • Print-at-home, A0 copy shop & 2 large font projector files. 
  • Size 4-30.
  • View the size chart here.
  • View fabric requirements here
  • Designed for stretch knit fabrics with 4-way stretch.
  • 2-way stretch knits can be used. Minimal stretch required is 25% horizontal & 15% vertical.
  • Note: bands will need 4-way stretch with elastane, spandex or Lycra.
  • Fabric suggestions include: Viscose Elastane, Rayon Elastane, Modal Elastane, Bamboo Elastane, Double Brushed Poly, Single Brushed Poly, Rib knit, Cotton Lycra, Scuba (avoid stiff), Liverpool, Ponte, Jacquard Knit, ITY, Merino Wool Knit, Stretch Lace, Poly Elastane Jersey, Crepe Knit, Swim Fabric, Sweater Knit.

    Projector files for this pattern include multi-coloured and black size lines, large text and full pattern pieces. Plus centre fold lines so you can cut on the fold if needed.

  • FORMATS: A4/Letter, A0 Copy Shop, Projector. 
  • LAYERED: Yes.
  • SIZES: AU 4-30. Size chart
  • SKILL LEVEL: Experienced Beginner.
  • FABRIC TYPE: Stretch knit fabric. 
  • MEASUREMENTS: All patterns are in metric (cms) & imperial (inches).
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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 31 reviews
    Robin C.

    Go-To Fit & Flare Dress & Skirt

    Susan G.
    Amazing Fit - First time sewing stretch!

    I have loved sewing this pattern - my first PDF pattern and also my first item made with stretch on my new overlocker! The instructions were clear and I liked that there were photographs with the instructions. The dress is a perfect fit, and I'm so happy with it! This will become a favourite pattern and I'm planning to do more with different sleeves and necklines. Thank you so much for creating such a great pattern! I love the FB group too - everyone is so helpful and friendly.

    nicolene S.
    Favourite dress pattern

    My favourite go to pattern for dresses! Easy sew, lots of options and perfect fit!

    Love it!!!

    I made this dress earlier this year-2023. Today I went back to it to sew a dress for Christmas. One week away? You bet! It's easy to sew up with very few pieces. I made the short sleeve. Fit is AMAZING. It's been my favorite go-to dress this year! No fuss, easy, breezy to wash and wear. It's so flattering for my "fuller figure". I bought a red stretch crepe to make it up this time. I already know it'll be another favorite for the summer months ahead and I'll definitely be making more! Maybe even the skirt version.

    Marleen D.
    Beautiful Fit

    I made the skirt version of this pattern out of a stunning liverpool and it is such a flattering pattern. I made the knee-length version. I did need to grade to a size larger at the waist. Super comfortable and such a quick sew! Another fabulous pattern from Kate! Haven't taken a photo yet - must do that!