The Zoe Dress sewing pattern is an advanced beginner level pattern. It’s ideal for anyone who has sewn a few garments before, such as the Full Circle Skirt and Ultimate Shift Dress, and would now like to learn to fit a pattern more closely to their body. Made up of panels, Zoe is the perfect pattern to get to grips with fitting. The princess seams and darts offer endless adjustment options, whether you have a teeny waist, rounded shoulders, a sway back or more. Because ideally you will be using an easy-to-sew, stable fabric, concentration can be fully focussed on achieving a gorgeous fit.
Zoe works best in medium weight woven fabrics with some structure and body. Think chambray, lightweight denims, cotton poplin, stretch cotton and sateen, lightweight wool, suiting, brocades, jacquards, as well as medium to heavy weight crepes, such as our triple and rio crepes. For a summer dress cotton lawn would also work nicely. We recommending avoiding anything too lightweight with lots of drape (such as rayon), as these won’t hold the shape of the dress.
The Zoe Dress comes in 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)
- illustrated printable instruction booklet
- imperial/metric conversion size chart
- copyshop permission letter
The Zoe Dress PDF pattern is 32 pages long.
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. 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.