Be Graceful Maxi Dress Pattern

$5.95 USD

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The Be Graceful 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 3/4 and long sleeve tapers down toward the hem for a classic look. You will love this dress sewing pattern!

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This PDF sewing pattern comes in sizes XXS - 6XL. 

This pattern was drafted for our Curvy Fit Size Chart that is drafted for the height of 5’5”/165.10 cm. The instructions include steps for adjusting the pattern for height differences if needed.

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Fabric Recommendation:

This pattern was designed to be made using 50% 4-way stretch knit fabrics. Fabric options may include, but are not limited to: Bamboo Lycra, Cotton Lycra, Jersey knits, and Polyester blends.


Scoop Neckline

Dolman short, 3/4, and long sleeve options

Knee and maxi length options

Elastic waist

Side seam pockets

Layers printing feature is included for this pattern for your convenience. 

No trim pattern pieces for quick and easy assembly.

What's Included:

Pattern pieces for all parts

Projector File with Layers

Copy Shop A0 File

Fabric Requirements Chart

Size Chart

Tips and Notes


Table of contents

Pattern Piece Diagram

Printing Instructions

Supply List

Step-by-step instructions.  Each step has a color photo for visual aid.

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This pattern is copy written.

You may use this pattern to create and sell dresses of your own. Giving credit to the pattern when selling would be appreciated, but not required.

You may not edit or recreate this pattern to sell.

You can not distribute this pattern to others.

You may not mass produce this pattern or clothing made using it.

I want you to love what you make and have fun making it.











These are digital PDF Sewing Patterns. They are not paper patterns that you would receive in the mail. You will be able to download your pattern(s) immediately after purchase. They will also be available in your account to download any time. For more information on what a PDF Sewing Pattern is and how to use one, click here.

Customer Reviews

Based on 50 reviews
Such a great pattern!

The pattern is so easy to understand and to follow. I made 2 and I think it won't be the last time.

Vicki Sharp
Be Graceful

A lovely dress that is so simple to sew. Very clear instructions. I have made a maxi version for myself and my teenage daughters have asked for one each too! A great design for all body types and ages!

Sanet Kritzinger
Dreamy graceful dress

Lovely dress. Bodice a tit bit short.

Kayon Thompson

The pattern was easy to make. My first outfit I’ve made and is wearable. Instructions were spot on. Will buy more patterns. Thank you Ellie

Lots of compliments!

I love this pattern. The directions were easy to follow and it didn’t take long to complete. It fits perfect, with making adjustments, using the measurements as listed on the pattern. It’s so comfortable and I will be making more.

Laura Allen
Beautiful dress!

I made up my first Be Graceful last night and wore it today. It went together easily and I graded between sizes according to my measurements. The finished dress fit perfectly. I love the shape of the pockets! They are pointed vs rounded and fit my phone without it trying to fall out. While sitting my phone stayed right next to my leg! That pattern piece will stay out on my cutting table for frequent use!!! I felt great in my new poly rib knit dress and I will be making more!

Sara Stoughton
Great pattern, as always!

Great directions and wonderful pattern!!


Extremely well written pattern that's a breeze to follow. I made three different dresses.

At midi length with 3/4 sleeves it's easy and very practical to wear while still being cozy enough for fall.

I've taken off a star because the finished product was not a perfect fit for my modestly generous bust. Once made up and worn, It doesn't seem quite long enough in the front despite my following the measurements and sizing chart closely, and I don't generally have to work hard for my clothes to fit my chest--the dress tends to ride up and fit more like a baby doll/borderline maternity wear than I think is intended. I still like it, but I'll need to fiddle around with extending the bodice to make it work better. A 1/4" elastic was more flattering on me than the 1/2", and seemed to reduce the unwanted effect. Still, the instructions are crystal clear, the dress is easy to make, and I'll try it again.

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