Phoebe Dress PDF Sewing Pattern



Style up your wardrobe with our brand new Phoebe Dress, a fun, simple-to-sew outfit-in-one!

Fabulous for work and play, Phoebe is easy to customise with colour-blocking options galore. Stay chic in monochrome or go wild with pattern clashing!

The bodice is made up of front and back panels, joined with contrasting yokes at the shoulder. The front bodice gathers into a fitted skirt, creating the appearance of separates. With a keyhole closure at the back neck there’s no need for zips or buttonholes! And with only five pieces, Phoebe makes a super satisfying quick project!

Designed for jersey newbies, Phoebe is easy to sew and makes a great introduction to sewing with different knits. Pair a lightweight cotton or viscose jersey for the top with a heavier ponte-weight for the skirt. With simple construction, you can focus on a beautiful finish using two different weights of jersey.

See what other people have been making in the Phoebe Dress Pinterest Gallery and on Instagram with the hashtag #soiphoebedress!

Sewing Level
The Phoebe Dress sewing pattern is designed for advanced beginners and anyone new to sewing jersey.

Fabric Suggestions
The Phoebe Dress is designed to be colour-blocked, so for this pattern you will need two different weights of knit fabric. For the top you will need a lightweight knit with drape, such as viscose or cotton jersey. For the shoulders and skirt you’ll want something a little heavier, with a good structure. We recommend ponte di Roma, interlock knits and doubleknit. To find the perfect fabric, have a look our specially curated suggestions.

Fabric Requirements
The Phoebe Dress 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
  • copyshop permission letter

The Phoebe Dress pattern is either 20 A4/US letter pages, or 1 A0 copyshop page.

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!