Maisie Dress PDF Sewing Pattern

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Maisie is a super pretty, 1950s-style fit and flare dress – straight out of Mrs Maisel’s wardrobe. Feminine and universally flattering, Maisie is your new go-to when you want to feel a little fancy, day or night! It’s all about fabric choice. Cotton lawn makes for a lovely daytime look, but if you’re dressing up for a fancy party or wedding, you’ve got the option to go all-out with a dazzling brocade!

Fitted snuggly with darts, the bodice features a fixed wrap front, which pleats into the side seams. The raglan sleeves are shaped with darts over the shoulder for a fantastic fit. The back bodice mirrors the front with a bra-friendly v-shaped neckline. The bodice is fitted to the waist for that classic 50s’ look. The skirt is a half circle, skimming over the tummy and hips with no added bulk. It’s designed to finish just below the knee, but it can of course be lengthened or shortened to suit you. Maisie closes at the back with an invisible zip and the neckline is bias bound for a flawless finish.

See what other people have been making in the Maisie Dress Gallery, and on Instagram with the hashtag #soimaisiedress!

Sewing Level
The Maisie Dress is an advanced beginner to intermediate level sewing pattern. We recommend you make a toile of the bodice first so you can make any adjustments to the fit before you cut into your main fabric.

Fabric Suggestions
We recommend light to medium weight woven fabrics for Maisie, such as cotton lawn, poplin, sateen, linen, viscose linen blends, stable seersuckers, chambray, stable crepes and brocade. We recommend avoiding anything too fluid such as viscose, as the dress requires some structure. Due to the half circle skirt, we advise against choosing fabric with a strong directional print. Find a lovely selection of fabrics we think would be perfect in the Maisie Dress fabric category.

Fabric Requirements
The Maisie Dress 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.

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
  • copyshop permission letter

The Maisie Dress pattern is either 39 A4 pages, 45 US letter pages, or 3 A0 copyshop page (sizes 6-20), or 54 A4/US letter pages, or 3 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.

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!