Zadie Dress Sewing Pattern

Cleverly designed to highlight waist-shaping, this dress has amazing Z-shaped seams (yes, really!) and endless options for colour-blocking. Choose from long sleeve, three-quarter, or cap sleeves. Zadie also features an empire waist, slightly gathered skirt, AND POCKETS (because pockets are the best). A midweight cotton jersey would look great in this pattern, or go for a heavier fabric that holds its structure like ponte.


Full Sizing Details: (Chest: 30" - 48", Waist: 24" - 42", Hips 33" - 51")

Fabric Requirements: long & 3/4 sleeve: 2.5m for all sizes Cap Sleeve: 2.1m for all sizes 1m of 1/4 clear elastic (optional)

See the Zadie Dress pattern on the Tilly and the Buttons site.

Zadie Dress Makes from the Web

The Petite Sewist

Beginners will appreciate that large seam allowances give a bigger margin for error.

Our notes: This blog post is rich with tips and tricks, we definitely recommend reading it before making this pattern. Our main takeaway is that you should use fabric with 20-30% stretch for this pattern. Any more stretch and the dress will lose its structure and change the fit significantly.

zenbuffy on reddit

[The pattern] included some pretty tricky manoeuvring at the seams where top, side, pocket, and skirt all come together, but it worked out ok.

Our notes: Ponte has a great combination of structure, stretch, and drape. In this dress, that means a super flattering yet super comfy fit!

lc504503 on reddit

Looks amazing! Good work. At first glance, I thought you had the tiniest waist I had ever seen, then I realised it was yellow fabric.

Our notes: This Captain Marvel-themed dress uses colour blocking for both lovely waist shaping and awesome superhero powers. This dress embodies my favourite Captain Marvel quote: "I have nothing to prove to you."

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