Mississippi Avenue Dress Sewing Pattern (PDF)
This is a PDF downloadable pattern.
The Mississippi Avenue Dress or Top has a very feminine, flattering and easy style. As a sleeveless style, it lends itself to spring and summer dressing however, it makes a great transition piece when paired with a cardigan, tights and boots. It can have a vintage look to it when sewn in a fabric such as rayon challis or something with some drape to it. It can have a more modern look to it when sewn in a crisp linen or cotton. Any way you fashion it, it's a great style.
- Confident beginner level pattern
- This pattern includes standard size 00 - 20
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This dress features a V-neckline, spaghetti shoulder ties, an elastic almost empire waist (slightly higher than the natural waistline) and has a front panel that creates a slimming and interesting design feature.
There are 3 options for length - Dress C falls a little below the knee, Dress B falls above the knee and Top A falls below the high hip.
Fabrics, Sundries & Measurements
Fabrics: Lightweight fabrics with some drape such as rayon challis, wool challis, cotton lawn, cotton voile, some linens, chambray, cotton madras.
Sundries: Thread, approx. 1 yard of 3/8" wide elastic (about 2" less than your waist measurement)
Tools: Fabric scissors, iron & ironing board, straight pins, marking implement, safety pin
PDF downloadable pattern files include:
- U.S. Copy Shop File 36" X 64" 1 page 493 KB
- Instructions 15 pages 2 MB
- Print At Home Pattern that fits U.S. letter 8.5" X 11 and A4 paper 31 pages, 14.2 MB
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