Thea Dress PDF Sewing Pattern


The Thea Dress is a contemporary knit dress with a bold silhouette. The cocoon shape of the body contrasts with the narrow sleeves for a striking, modern look. Inspired by cool, minimalist designs from the continent, Thea is a versatile dress that you can wear anywhere. Pop on a chunky necklace and it’s perfect for heading from the office to after-work drinks.

Thea features a boat neckline leading into an exaggerated batwing drop-shoulder sleeve. The relaxed-fitting body skims over the torso, before coming back in at the hips to create that lovely cocoon shape. It comes with two lengths – over the knee, plus a slightly shorter above the knee version.

Quick to make, with just three pieces, Thea makes a fantastic afternoon project for beginners and experienced sewers alike.

See what other people have been making in the Thea Dress Gallery.

Sewing Level
The Thea Dress is an advanced beginner level pattern, and great for anyone who is new to sewing with knits.

Fabric Suggestions
We recommend the Thea Dress is sewn in a light to mid-weight knit fabric with some bounce, such as viscose jersey and lighter weight ponte di Roma. You might find it best to choose a fabric with some elastane content to aid with recovery. We advise avoiding anything too lightweight and clingy. To find the perfect fabric, have a look at our specially curated suggestions.

Fabric Requirements
The Thea 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
  • copyshop permission letter

The tiled print-at-home Thea Dress PDF sewing pattern is 30 pages long.

If you’d like to buy your pattern and have it printed all in one go, simply add the pattern to your basket and then head to our copyshop printing service to have it printed! When asked for an order number, simply state ‘Thea Dress – this order’

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.

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!

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A DOWNLOADABLE PATTERN WHICH YOU HAVE TO PRINT AT HOME. At the end of the checkout process you will receive an email with the link to your pattern and instructions.

Happy sewing!