The Sidbury Slip Dress is Intermediate sewing pattern.
If you’d like some extra help, the Sidbury Slip Dress pattern is also available as part of our Make a lace adorned-slip: Sidbury Slip Dress online class on Stitch School, which comes with both video tutorials as well as illustrated written instructions. You can purchase the class individually for £20, or get it for free as part of a Premium Stitch School subscription.
If you haven’t worked on the bias before, we recommend taking the Alderley Top class on Stitch School first, as it uses similar techniques but it’s sewn using simpler fabrics.
Find out more about Stitch School here.
Sizing & Fabric Requirements
The Sidbury Slip Dress PDF sewing pattern is sized between UK sizes 6-30. The pattern is split into two different blocks: sizes 6-20 (B Cup), and sizes 18-30 (D Cup). See the chart for details on fabric requirements. Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.
We recommend using a light to medium weight silk fabric with lots of drape, but viscose and crepe also work. You will also need 0.5m of non-stretch, lightweight corded lace (avoid French corded lace as this is too heavy). Choosing lace with a scalloped edge would be beneficial as it’ll give you more motifs to choose from.
What will I receive?
The downloadable pattern file contains:
- printable pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop format) in all sizes
- fully-illustrated printable instruction booklet
- imperial/metric conversion size chart
The Sidbury Slip Dress pattern is either 41 A4 pages/US letter pages, or 2 A0 copyshop page (sizes 6-20), or 46 A4 pages, 48 US letter pages, or 4 A0 copyshop page (size 18-30).
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.
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