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Charlotte Dress PDF Sewing Pattern

Charlotte Dress PDF Sewing Pattern

PDF Sewing Pattern in sizes 8-20

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The Charlotte Dress is the ultimate in elegance. Stylish and flattering on so many shapes, Charlotte is a day-to-evening dress, gorgeous for those special occasions. Featuring a relaxed, comfy fit, Charlotte has a contemporary feel but with her lovely collar, v-neck faux wrap and pretty hourglass shape, she offers a nod to the elegance of the past.

The Charlotte Dress is a pleated dress with a faux wrap-over front, a waistband, lapel collar and grown on sleeves. It closes at the centre back with an invisible zip. Designed with lots of style-ease for a comfortable fit, the dress comes with a fabric belt to cinch it in at the waist, held in place with belt loops. Oh and don’t let us forget the best feature – roomy pockets!

Designed with intermediate stitchers in mind, this is a techniques-filled pattern with lots to learn. Create a beautiful finish inside and out with a self-lined waistband, cleverly-crafted collar and a new method for inserting pockets. Charlotte can look completely different depending on fabric choice, so no matter what occasion you have coming up, this pattern has you covered.

See what other people have been making in the Charlotte Dress Gallery and on Instagram with hashtag #soicharlottedress

Sewing Level

The Charlotte dress is an Intermediate sewing pattern.

Fabric Suggestions

To ensure the fabric will be able to hold the pleats and the collar, Charlotte is best made in a medium weight woven fabric with drape, such as medium weight crepe, lightweight wool, linen, or a linen viscose mix. We recommend the fabric has some body, and suggest avoiding lightweight fabrics such as rayon challis, georgette and silk. Charlotte looks completely different made in a patterned fabric versus a solid colour, so there’s lots of fun to be had when designing your dress.

Pattern Sizes & Fabric Requirements

The Charlotte Dress PDF sewing pattern is available in UK sizes 8-20. See the size chart below for details on fabric requirements. 

Bundles, Pattern Hacks & Add-On Packs

This pattern is not currently part of any bundles or add-on packs.

Tutorials & Sewalongs

You may find the below tutorials useful for this pattern:

What will I receive?

The downloadable pattern file contains:

  • Printable PDF Pattern in sizes A4, US Letter & A0
  • Fully-illustrated printable instruction booklet

If you purchase the PDF Pattern + A0 Printing option, you will also receive your pattern printed on A0 paper in the post. Find out more about our A0 Printing Service here.

The Charlotte Dress sewing pattern is 56 pages long or 3 A0 copyshop pages.

What is a PDF pattern?

A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home on A4 or US letter paper.

Choose to add on A0 printing and we will print the pattern on our A0 printers and post it to you so all you need to access digitally is the instruction booklet.

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 free tutorial How to Assemble a PDF Pattern

Is this sewing pattern layered?

This pattern is not currently layered but we are actively working through our full catalogue of patterns to get them layered. If you would like to get this one bumped up the list send us an email to

Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.

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