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Acton Dress

In The Folds

$ 24.00


The Acton dress is a versatile dress with two bodice options and two skirt options (that are interchangeable), designed for woven fabrics. The bodice is lined, features princess panels for a lovely fit around the bust, and is fastened with an invisible zip.

The Acton dress is beautifully designed and carefully drafted to include many interesting details, to make this a very enjoyable sew for confident sewers.

View A: features a fitted bodice with a low back and thin shoulder straps. The skirt is A-line, and includes (optional) in-seam pockets in the side seams.
View B: features a fitted bodice with racer-back and thin shoulder straps. The skirt is a wrap that can be tied in a number of ways to achieve different silhouettes.

Skill Level: Intermediate
You should be confident using patterns and can handle basic pattern alterations to achieve a good fit.

By working through this pattern, you will gain confidence in: achieving a great fit, working with tricky fabrics, sewing princess seams, inserting an invisible zip and lining a garment.
SUGGESTED FABRICS

The Acton dress is compatible with a range of different fabrics. Your choice of fabric will govern the silhouette you achieve.

View A: consider using mid-weight fabrics such as: linen, cotton or chambray. For a softer silhouette, consider sateen, silk (crepe de chine or habotai) or viscose (rayon).

View B: fabrics with good drape will work best. Consider silk or polyester crepe de chine, viscose (rayon) or a lightweight cotton or linen.

Please note: For 115cm (45in) wide fabrics in all sizes and 150cm (60in) wide in sizes E-J, the skirt will need to be cut on the cross grain (due to the scale of the pattern pieces). When selecting fabric, be careful to choose a fabric that does not have a directional print and drapes well in both directions.

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS

and finished garment measurements can be found here.

NOTIONS - VIEW A
  • 40cm (16in) invisible zip
  • Coordinating thread
    NOTIONS - VIEW B
    • 50cm (19in) invisible zip
    • Coordinating thread

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