The Be Graceful Maxi Dress Pattern is a sophisticated, classic look. It features a scoop neckline with dolman style sleeves The short sleeve is perfect for the summer or layering. The long sleeve tapers down toward the hem with a little bit to bunch up at the wrist. There is a line to lengthen and shorten based on your height.
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This PDF sewing pattern comes in sizes XXS - 4XL.
This pattern was designed to be made using 2-4 way stretch knit for bodice, sleeves and neckband. The skirt can be made using knit or cotton woven fabrics.
Recommended knit fabrics are liverpool, single or double brushed poly, rayon spandex, modal, stretch velvet, lightweight french terry and bamboo/spandex blends.
Dolman short or long sleeves
Lengthen / shorten line
Layers printing feature is included for this pattern for your convenience.
Pattern pieces for all parts
A0 Print Shop Pattern Pieces Option
Fabric Requirements Chart
Tips and Notes
Table of contents
Pattern Piece Diagram
Step-by-step instructions. Each step has a color photo for visual aid.
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I want you to love what you make and have fun making it.
I have Sotheby’s dress to sew first. Haven’t ught the farc yet.
Very easy to follow pattern, detailed directions and pics. I made the most beautiful dress! Follow the size chart and you will get the PERFECT fit!
I was a bit hesitant to purchase this, as I'm short and older -- and when I realized the sleeves are essentially dolman, I was leery of how this would fit. So, I made a muslin out of some cheap knit, made it short, and wow! It actually looks good! I'm not sold on having all the skirt weight gathered to a cross-wise knit because there is some puckering/stretching going on. I'll stabilize the waist (under bust) area of the bodice for my next project with some lightweight non-stretch tape. Note: I'm 5'1", B-cup, and typically wear a RTW size 10. I sewed the medium and it fit perfectly.
I have not used the pattern yet, but it looks good to me! I am looking forward to making the dress for summer wear.
Really enjoying making this! Using a lovely thick ft for a winter version, but thinking 5 summer version will be needed too!
Easy to follow instructions, layers on the PDF and good overall fit. Nice