Summer Dress Patterns
Get the latest including tips, techniques and special offers straight to your inbox.
We all come in different shapes and sizes and now a few more patterns do too! We’re so excited that Butterick has added three dress patterns to their line specially designed to accommodate your cup size—from A/B to C & D. Not sure which size is right for you? Their sizing chart easily guides you to selecting the correct size.
First is pattern 5638. Make this princess seamed sheath dress sleeveless or with short sleeves. Optional flirty ruffles edge the v-shaped neckline. Put the finishing touch on this dress with the two included belt patterns. For a great summer look that really pops, use an all-over floral print for the dress and a coordinating solid color for the ruffles and belt.
Pattern 5641 is a fun, feminine dress with a fitted princess seam bodice and a full skirt. Make it with cute straps that frame the neckline or with raglan-style cap sleeves. A lightweight cotton/poly blend, such as a broadcloth, is a perfect choice for a weekend barbeque or use taffeta or silk douppioni for a chic evening party.
Finally, is a summery dress and tunic. Pattern 5637 has an empire waist with bust darts. The skirt portion has waistline gathers and three tiers for the ankle length, two tiers for the knee length and one for the tunic. Make it in a lightweight woven or a stable knit.
Do you use patterns sized by the cup size? How important is it to you?