Sew Very Busy

When we first started sewing classes in school we used to love skimming through the endless books of patterns at the haberdashery, the endless possibilities of what to make and play designer was utterly thrilling.

In these cash strapped and more creative times there has been a huge rise in the number of people adopting the war ethic of make do and mend and creating their own clothing from scratch. After all it is a fun way to ensure you never have the same dress on exactly as someone else!

In plus sizes, as with everything else in the fashion industry this is just a little harder so we are pleased that somewhere like Cashmerette exists!

Designing patterns specifically for curves, they have just launched their latest style which can be downloaded or bought as a pack online.

ii_15450368f97a0fb9The latest style, the Upton Dress, is a plus size dress pattern for woven fabric that is specifically cut for dress and bust sizes. The dress style, a fit and flare is perfect in time for summer and opens up a host of opportunities for woven fabric selection – from flirty summer florals to a smarter fabric choice for a wedding, this dress pattern is set to become a firm favourite.

And like all good packet patterns there are a host of style options so you can really tweak this dress and make it your own.

The Upton Dress is a versatile fit-and-flare woven dress with multiple options: scoop and v-neck front necklines, high and v-neck back necklines, box pleat and gored skirts, and every sewist’s friend, pockets! Depending on what fabric it’s made from, the Upton can be a casual floaty summer number, or a sophisticated evening dress.

The pattern is suitable for advanced beginners who want to tackle a full lined bodice, and installing an invisible zipper entirely by machine. And as with all Cashmerette Patterns, it comes in sizes 12 – 28, and cup sizes C – H.

The Upton Dress is available as a printed paper pattern (for $18) from and Cashmerette stockists, or as an instant-gratification download pattern (for $14). There are also kits available, which have the paper pattern and perfect fabric matched up.




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