The Acton dress is a versatile dress with two bodice options and two skirt options (that are interchangeable), designed for woven fabrics. The bodice is lined (with self or contrasting /lining fabric), features princess panels for a lovely fit around the bust, and is fastened with an invisible zip. It is the perfect dress to take you from day to evening.
This listing is for a printed paper pattern in a paper envelope.
The Acton dress is compatible with a range of different fabrics. Consider using light to mid-weight fabrics such as: linen, linen blends, cotton, gauze or chambray.
For a softer silhouette, consider sateen, silk (crepe de chine or habotai) or viscose (rayon). For view B, fabrics with good drape will work best. Consider silk or polyester crepe de chine, viscose (rayon) or a lightweight cotton or linen.
Please note: VIEW B ONLY - For 115cm (45in) wide fabrics in all sizes and 150cm (60in) wide in sizes E-J, the skirt will need to be cut on the cross grain (due to the scale of the pattern pieces). Due to this, when selecting fabric, be careful to choose a fabric that does not have a directional print and drapes well in both directions. Also be sure to check that your fabric does NOT have any stretch in either direction.
YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (45"/1.15M FABRIC)
A = 1.8yd / 1.6m, B-C = 1.9yd / 1.7m, D-F = 2yd / 1.8m, G-H = 2.3yd / 2.1m, I-J = 2.4yd / 2.2m
A = 2.7yd / 2.4m, B = 2.8yd / 2.5m, C = 2.9yd / 2.6m, D = 3yd / 2.7m, E = 3.1yd / 2.8m, F = 3.2yd / 2.9m, G = 3.5yd / 3.2m, H = 3.7yd / 3.4m, I = 3.9yd / 3.5m, J = 4.1yd / 3.7m
YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (60"/1.5M FABRIC)
A-B = 1.5yd / 1.3m, C-F = 1.6yd / 1.4m, G = 1.8yd / 1.6m, H = 1.9yd / 1.7m, I-J = 2yd / 1.8m
A-B = 2.1yd / 1.9m, C-D = 2.2yd / 2m, E = 2.3yd / 2.1m, F = 2.4yd / 2.2m, G = 2.7yd / 2.4m, H = 2.8yd / 2.5m, I = 3yd / 2.7m, J = 3.1yd / 2.8m
- Coordinating thread
- Invisible zip : View A - 40cm (16in) View B - 50cm (19in)
Sewing level: Intermediate