Summer Breeze Dress

Size Guide

THIS IS A DIGITAL PDF SEWING PATTERN.

The Summer Breeze Dress features a drawstring waistline, fabulous v-neck & soft feminine finish.

Add the fabulous Summer Breeze Dress to the top of your sewing list! Fall in love with its femininity & easy shape. Total summer dreaminess!

We recommend a gorgeous soft rayon for it's beautifully light & drapey. Perfect for long summer days in your Summer Breeze!

Skill Level: Easy (you can do it!!)

Size Range: AU Size 6-22. This is equivalent to US Size 2-18 and UK Size 4-20.

For determining your size, measure around the bust & hip/seat (20cm or 8" down from the natural waist). This guide comprises of additional measurement and fit details. Tip: The tape measure should be firm but not tight for accurate results.

AU SIZE

6

8

10

12

 14

16

18

20

22

Bust (cm)

75

80

85

90

95

100

105

110

115

Bust (inch)

29.5

31.5

33.5

35.5

37.5

39.25

41.25

43.25

45.25

Hip/Seat (cm)

85

90

95

100

105

110

115

120

125

Hip/Seat (inch)

33.5

35.5

37.5

39.5

41.5

43.25

45.25

47.25

49.25

 

Styling: Be creative and experiment with your styling choices for this garment. Need some inspiration? We invite you to see our styling page 'Wardrobe Shenanigans' by Melanie Hall for other ideas on how to style your Summer Breeze Dress.

Fabric: When choosing the best material for the design of the Summer Breeze Dress, the drape of the garment looks its best when made with woven fabrics that give it the flow it requires. We suggest Rayon, Tencel, Light Linen, Linen blends, Crepe (Silk or Polyester), Charmeuse, Chiffon, Georgette. Cotton Voile can also be used, but the drape won't be as nice because of the 100% cotton content. Fabric Requirements: Metres Material width 110cm

AU SIZE

6

8

10

12

 14

16

18

20

22

Maxi Dress

2.6

3.2

3.2

3.3

3.3

3.3

3.3

3.4

3.4

Short Dress

1.8

2.4

2.4

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.6

2.6

 

Fabric Requirements:Yards

Material width: 44"

AU SIZE

6

8

10

12

 14

16

18

20

22

Maxi Dress

1.7

1.8

2

2.2

2.3

2.5

2.7

3.3

3.4

Short Dress

1.2

1.2

1.2

1.4

1.5

1.8

1.9

2.6

2.6

 

Fabric width (55")

AU SIZE

6

8

10

12

 14

16

18

20

22

Maxi Dress

2 7/8

3 1/2

3 1/2

3 5/8

3 5/8

3 5/8

3 5/8

3 3/4

3 3/4

Short Dress

2

2 5/8

2 5/8

2 5/8

2 3/4

2 3/4

2 3/4

2 7/8

2 7/8


Trim Requirements:

The detail for the waist and shoulder comprises:

  • 18mm (3/4") single fold binding or 8-10mm (3/8") drawstring.
  • We suggest you use - custom made or purchased binding, grosgrain ribbon, velvet ribbon orplaited design, the possibilities are endless.

Optional ideas include:

  • Toggles;
  • Tassels;
  • And, stoppers for drawstring ends.

Elevating with pattern hacks:

  • Elastic waist - 12mm (1/2") elastic;
  • And, Mock drawstring - See above.

Requirements For Trim: Metres

AU SIZE

6

8

10

12

 14

16

18

20

22

Drawstring

3.4

3.5

3.6

3.7

3.8

4.0

4.1

4.2

4.3

Optional Waist Elastic

0.65

0.7

0.75

0.8

0.85

0.9

0.95

1

1.05

Optional Mock Drawstring**

1.2

1.2

1.2

1.2

1.2

1.2

1.2

1.2

1.2

Optional Back Neck Strap***

2.8

2.9

3

3

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

3.

 

** This measurement replaces 'drawstring' ***

This measurement involves the waist drawstring & replaces 'drawstring'

Requirements for Trim: Yards

AU SIZE

6

8

10

12

 14

16

18

20

22

Drawstring

3 3/4

3 7/8

4

4 1/8

4 1/4

4 1/4

4 1/2

4 1/2

4 5/8

Optional Waist Elastic

3/4

3/4

7/8

7/8

1

1

1

1 1/8

1 1/8

Optional Mock Drawstring**

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

Optional Back Neck Strap***

3

3 1/8

3 1/4

3 3/8

3 3/8

3 1/2

3 5/8

3 5/8

3 3/4

 

** This measurement replaces 'drawstring'     

*** This measurement includes the waist drawstring & replaces 'drawstring' 

The Perfect Maxi Summer Dress Pattern

When it comes to finding dress patterns for women that exude a unique yet timeless look, the ladies’ Summer Breeze maxi dress sewing pattern is fast and easy to make at any skill level. Be inspired and feel great with its easy silhouette and many sizing options that allow you to express your creative style and individuality that has endless possibilities. This design creates a casual vibe, yet feels luxurious and comfortable to flaunt. Experience a touch that’s fitting yet still flower – perfect for warmer months.

 If this is the only maxi dress you wear this season, you won't be disappointed with the discoveries you make in this fashion piece you have created.

Why this summer dress pattern is the perfect look

Nothing says welcome to warmer weather like a gathered waist and shoulder detail that gives a boho look to tie it all off. Amplify your shape further with the v-neck front, and back & side splits on an A-line skirt silhouette, taking a casual summer look to the next level of sophistication. Want to elevate the outfit even further? The maxi dress sewing pattern can be transformed into a shorter, knee-length garment for a different edge and to keep cool on those long hot days.

Like all our concepts, you will love discovering all the optional extras you get with that will take your level of creativity and elevate your creation into something that is uniquely you. It is important to us that you have access to options so you can create an outfit that has a fit that makes you love wearing it so much that you will need several in your wardrobe, these options include:

  • Shoulder pleats;
  • Elasticised midriff;
  • Mock drawstring;
  • And, guidance on how to add a back neck strap if desired.

Did you know...

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Pattern Contents: For information regarding what each of our design packs includes, click here to find out about 'the pattern files' and 'tutorial' or go to 'other' on the menu bar and select 'what's included'.

Please Note: This maxi summer dress pattern is in digital form. Due to this, refunds are not possible after purchase.