Avid Seamstress - Sun Dress

Meet our beautiful sewing pattern, The Sun Dress. Perfect for all year round, it‘s a great look for warmer months when you need a dress that‘s smart enough for the office yet stylish enough for weekend brunch. Throw a casual jacket or cardigan over the dress when the weather is cooler.


Team it with some luxury fabric and you‘ll also have your go-to formal dress for a range of occasions from wedding guest to evening events.


The Sun Dress features a fitted bodice with a square neckline, wide modern straps and a button-down front. The bodice has a front side dart and the back a waist dart. A pleated skirt with pockets offers a fun, flattering silhouette as well as comfort and practicality for your day-to-day activities.


The wide skirt hem finishes the look. The dress is fastened by a concealed zipper at the back.


Pattern sizes - UK 6 - UK 22


Skill level - Intermediate


Suggested Fabrics


The Sun Dress is suitable for light to medium-weight fabrics such as cotton, chambray and linen. Consider making The Sun Dress in light-weight striped linen for a classic take on the French Riviera style.


Supplies Needed


Fabric, thread, 41cm/16" invisible zipper, four 2cm buttons, 25cm/20" iron on interfacing


Fabric needed


112cm / 44" wide


UK6 - UK12 = 2.4m
UK14 - UK20 - 2.5m



* Size UK22 needs to be fitted onto 114cm / 45" wide fabric and would require 2.5mts


145cm / 57" wide


UK6 - UK12 - 2mts
UK14 - UK22 - 2.4mts