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Going Places | Fit-Flare & Fitted Dress Sewing Pattern

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  • Includes all sizes, 6-24.
  • Instant download.
  • Easy to follow, detailed instructions.
  • Experienced beginner friendly.
  • Fast sew.
  • For stretch fabrics.
  • Fitted & Fit/Flare options.

Introducing the Going Places Dress sewing pattern, your passport to iconic style for any occasion.

This versatile pattern offers both a fitted and fit & flare dress design, ensuring you're ready for every eventuality. With its captivating open back and wide straps, it effortlessly transitions from relaxed weekends to classic LBD or full party mode.

Choose from a range of necklines, finishes, and lengths, and enjoy easy multi-sizing instructions for a perfect fit every time.

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


Be bold, be confident, be you & make a statement in your Going Places Dress.

  • 2 dress styles - fitted dress & fit/flare dress
  • Fitted bodice
  • Open back
  • Wide straps
  • 3 Rounded necklines: Boat, Ballet (mid) & Babe (low)
  • 2 Squared necklines: High & Low
  • Binding or banded finish
  • Fitted dress: classic or with flounce hem
  • Fit & flare dress - knee, midi & maxi lengths
  • Easy multi-sizing instructions

  Going Places Dress - Fitted or Fit & Flare Stretch Dress sewing pattern   

 Going Places Dress - Boat, Ballet, Scoop, Squared Necklines


  • (AU) Size 6-24. (US) Size 2-20
  • Upper bust 77-120cm (30-47")
  • Hip/seat (20cm/8" down from natural waist): 85-135cm (33-53")


See our blog for some (pictured) options here.

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  • Wanderlust Dress
  • In My Stride Skirt
  • Starlight Skirt
  • Starstruck Top*
  • True Romance Top*
  • Hello Gorgeous Top*
  • Keep It Simple Top*


*all sleeved options must also use the bodice from the Wanderlust Dress

  • 4-way stretch knit fabric with good recovery.
  • Dress: 30%+ horizontal stretch & 20% vertical stretch.
  • Binding/Bands: 4-way stretch knit fabric with excellent recovery. 
  • To learn more about stretch factor, click here.
  • Click here for our fabric requirements chart.   


FABRIC SUGGESTIONS include ITY, Poly Jerseys, Viscose Elastane, Rayon Elastane, Modal Elastane, Bamboo Elastane, Double Brushed Poly, Single Brushed Poly, Stretch Lace, Crepe Jersey, Scuba, Liverpool, Ponte, Swimwear spandex, Sweater Knit, Performance fabric, Stretch Velvet, Cotton Lycra, Jacquard Knit, Supplex, Rib Knit, Merino Wool.

  • PATTERN FORMAT: Digital PDF Pattern
  • PRINT FORMATS: A4/Letter, A0 Copyshop
  • LAYERED: Yes
  • PRINT IN: Adobe Reader. Learn more here.
  • FABRIC TYPE: 4-way stretch knits
  • SIZE RANGE: AU6-24 (US2-20).
  • SKILL LEVEL: Experienced Beginner 


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All seam allowances are included. See pattern pieces or glossary for details.

PRINTING: For more details, see the info pages in the beginning of each tutorial. 

NEW TO PDF PATTERNS? See our beginners video series here, designed just for you. 

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This is a downloadable digital PDF pattern. As such, refunds after purchase are not possible.  No further discounts apply during a pattern release.

This is a downloadable digital PDF sewing pattern. As such, refunds after purchase are not possible. Discounts cannot be combined. Please note: we do not sell printed paper patterns.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Silvia R.
Going Places Dress

First time buying a pattern from Pattern Emporium. I enjoyed sewing up this dress. For a first time run, dress turned out nicely. Fit was good, could use minor adjustments but overall a good fit and fun sew. Getting the hang of sewing with knit.

Thank you, Silvia! We're delighted you enjoyed your first Pattern Emporium dress. Happy sewing!

Leigh H.

Going Places Dress

I love wearing it!

This dress makes me feel great every time I put it on.


I never thought I’d feel comfortable in a fitted dress but I took the plunge and made a test fit and fell head over heels in love!!! I made two more straight away and feel like I could wear one everyday!! Absolutely beautiful pattern!!

The perfect dress for celebrating in style

I just love the Going Places dress. An Audrey Hepburn style boat neckline and that gorgeous strappy back were just impossible to pass up. Plus it’s a PE pattern, so you know it is easy to follow, has tonnes of tips and tricks, and options galore. I wanted to cover my arms without covering the dress, so I made a stretch lace Hello Gorgeous to wear underneath. I’ve also worn a plain black bamboo Keep It Simple Babe underneath. I plan on making many more. If you don’t have this pattern, believe me: you need it!