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Appleton Dress Kit

This classic jersey wrap dress design with built-in waist tie and a deep v-neck, This months g&g Sewing Society kit includes everything you need to make a gorgeous Cashmerette Patterns Appleton wrap dress.

With an innovative neckband construction that prevents gaping across the bust, as well as a choice of 3 sleeve lengths: short, mid and full length, this comfortable wrap dress design is a handmade wardrobe staple that can be made again and again for any season!

With it's perfect knee length, its ideal for a summery staple and would also look lovely worn with tights or leggings for a more transitional look later in the year.

For this kit, we have chosen three amazing fabrics on the softest, silkiest, smoothest mirco modal fabric that have been knitted, dyed and printed and Made in the UK, just for g&g.

This fabric has a nice amount of body, whilst still being light weight and it drapes beautifully. As it doesn't curl or roll at the edges like some other jerseys, it's easier to work with too - yay!

Choose between two fabric length options (depending on the size you are making) of either Deep Teal Plain, Bijou Spots print or Summer Flora print and choose what size range of the pattern you would prefer to customise the kit contents for what you need.

This pattern is available in two size ranges: US 0-16 and US 12-32. Both of these size ranges offer multiple dressmaker cup sizes of C/D, E/F and G/H.

The C/D cup is also suitable for anyone who has a dressmakers B cup due to the negative ease in the garment, the stretchy fabric and the wrap around style - no alternation to the pattern required.

To find out more about working out your dressmakers cup size check out this article - it's different to regular bra cup sizing even though the same letters are used!

  • The PDF digital file for the Cashmerette Patterns Appleton Wrap Dress* (Size range: US 0-16 OR US 12-32) *The PDF files of your chosen size range only will be sent to you directly from Cashmerette and may take several weeks to arrive. The link to the pdf instruction booklet will be contained in your order confirmation email.* Please click here for more information to choosing the correct size range for you.
  • A0 print out of the Cashmerette Appleton Wrap Dress in your chosen size range and Dressmakers cup size* Choose between the 0-16 size in C/D or E/F or G/H OR the 12-32 size in C/D or E/F or G/H range. Select your preference from the drop down menu below. Please click here for more information to choosing the correct size range for you.
  • Jersey Fabric - select from option below. The 'Up to US size 22' will contain 2.7m fabric. The 'Up to US size 32' will contain 3.5m fabric
  • 1 reel Matching Gutermann Sew All Thread
  • Prym Jersey Sewing Machine Needles
  • 20cm length of framilastic
  • Sew in woven label - Made by me with g&g
  • *A physical print out of the instruction booklet will NOT be included. You can view the instruction booklet on your device at home, print it out at home, or add the 'printed pattern instructions' product (see link below) to your order and we will print it for you.

The video has over 20 minutes of footage, sectioned out with time stamps/chapters for easy reference and navigation where she shares her hints and tips for getting a lovely finish including finding the grainline on jersey fabric and using framilastic to stabilise the shoulder seams.

The link to the video will be contained in your order confirmation email along with the pdf files, please please file this safely for future reference.

This pattern is recommended for an 'Advanced Beginner'. The construction of this dress is fairly simple, so if you are still building up your skills with stretch fabrics it's a lovely project to work on as the fabric is a bit more slippery.

To complete this project you'll need a basic sewing tools, find out what Lauren recommends in this article.

You'll need a sewing machine that can sew with either a stretch stitch or zig zag stitch. An Overlocker is useful but not essential.

If you would like a printed copy of the instructions sent out with your kit, in addition to the PDF copy that you will receive, please see the related products below and add it to your cart as a separate product.

This kit is available for immediate dispatch. Your kit will be wrapped in tissue and beautifully presented in recyclable packaging.

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