The Grace Dress is a Confident Beginner sewing pattern.
Fancy some extra help?
The Grace Dress pattern is also available as part of our Make a Party Dress online class, which comes with both video tutorials as well as written instructions. You can purchase the class individually for £40, or get it for free as part of a Premium Stitch School subscription.
Find out more about Stitch School here.
Sizing & Fabric Requirements
Depending on the season, the Grace Dress can be made in a variety of fabrics. You’re looking for a woven fabric with some body, as you’ll want it to hold the shape of the bodice and skirt. For warmer seasons we recommend breathable fabrics such as cotton lawn, cotton poplin, cotton twill, seersucker, chambray or swiss dot. For cooler months heavier fabrics such as stretch cotton, cotton sateen, brocade, jacquard, wool suiting and heavier crepes with some body, such as our Rio crepe and triple crepe, are perfect.
The Grace Dress sewing pattern is available in UK sizes 6-20. See the size chart for details on measurements and fabric requirements.
Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.
What will I receive?
The downloadable pattern file contains:
- printable pattern (in both tiled A4 and US Letter print-at-home format, and copyshop format)
- illustrated printable instruction booklet
- copyshop permission letter
The Grace Dress pattern is either 36 A4/US letter pages, or 2 A0 copyshop pages.
If you purchase the PDF Pattern + Copyshop Printing option, you will also receive your pattern printed on A0 paper in the post. Find out more about our PDF Printing Service here.
So what is a PDF pattern?
A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home on A4 or US letter paper. Alternatively you can choose to have the copyshop files printed on large A0 paper, and posted to you at home. If you’re using the A4 or US letter options, simply download, print at home, tape together and let the sewing begin! When you print the pattern, print at 100% (you might have to uncheck the scale box). Print page 1 first, the square should measure 10cm x 10cm.
Never used a PDF pattern before and would like some help? Learn everything you need to know in our handy Guide to Assembling PDF Patterns over on our blog!