Florence Dress PDF Sewing Pattern

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The Florence Dress is a floaty, feminine, boho-inspired maxi dress. With its full-length skirt it offers maximum drama with a little touch of romance thrown in for good measure. With that nod to the 1970s, Florence will keep you looking stylish, swishy and totally effortless. She’s an outfit in one!

This pattern features 3/4 length set-in sleeves, an easy-fit elasticated waist, a full-length A-line skirt and a button-up bodice with pretty mandarin collar.

Designed to be sewn in lightweight woven fabrics, Florence is a year-round wardrobe staple: lovely for winter with thick wooly tights, and delightful in summer in a gauzy rayon.

See what other people have been making in the Florence Dress Gallery!

 

Sewing Level
The Florence Dress is an advanced beginner to intermediate level sewing pattern. We recommend you have some experience sewing with lightweight fabrics, as they’ll work best for this pattern. With their super simple designs, our Silk Cami and Sylvia Robe are great patterns with which to practise sewing this type of fabric.

Fabric Suggestions
For Florence you’ll need to use a lightweight woven fabric with lots of drape. We recommend rayon, lightweight crepes, peachskin, chiffon, georgette and silks such as crepe de chine. With minimal interruptions on the bodice and skirt, there’s lots of scope to make a statement with a bold print.

Fabric Requirements
The Florence Dress PDF sewing pattern is sized between UK sizes 8-20. 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.

What will I receive?
The downloadable pattern file contains:

  • printable pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop format)
  • fully-photographed printable instruction booklet
  • imperial/metric conversion size chart

The Florence Dress pattern is either 32 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!