Grace Dress PDF Sewing Pattern


Versatile, fun and fabulous, the Grace Dress will take you from season to season in style. Depending on your fabric choice she’s both your best Christmas party outfit and the perfect summer dress – a wardrobe workhorse you’ll want to make again and again.

The Grace Dress sewing pattern has a semi-fitted, darted bodice with a wide, scooped neckline and optional cap sleeves. The skirt is gathered and features in-seam pockets and an invisible zip in the centre back. Adding the optional waist tie will give you a more fitted silhouette – but still leaves you with the option to loosen it if it’s a hot day, or should you have a big dinner on the cards!

See what everyone has been making in the Grace Dress Gallery!

Sewing Level
The Grace Dress sewing pattern is designed for everyone, from beginner dressmakers up. It makes a great first dress project.

Fancy some extra help?
The Grace Dress pattern is also available as part of our Intro to Dressmaking online class, which comes with both video tutorials as well as written instructions.

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. You can see our curated fabric selection for Grace here.

Fabric Requirements
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.


PDF Version

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
  • metric/imperial measurement conversion chart
  • copyshop permission letter

The Grace Dress sewing pattern is 36 pages long.

So what is a PDF pattern?

A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home. Simply download, print, 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.

Happy sewing!