The Grecian Sundress
An easy-fitting sundress with shirred midriff in three lengths, perfect for every part of summer. Multi-size for busts 80-104 cm (31.5-41″).
Pattern for A4 Paper
Pattern for US Letter Paper
Grecian Sundress (Knee length)
Grecian Sundress (full length)
Love this! I just downloaded the pattern! I want to make it in the shorter version.
Great dresses! I will have to make one Thanks!
This is beautiful! Thank-you so much for sharing.
Looks great – will be making one in between the two lengths. Thanks for your generosity!
Beautiful! Thank you for sharing, such a blessing and oh
it is really really my style
Lovely Thank you
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Love this! I will make both the short and long dress. Thank you 💛
What would be the best fabric to use. I think I want to make this kind of dress for my wedding and I don’t know what kind of fabric. Someone help
Anything light-weight will work—voile, lawn, challis… maybe even a charmeuse. Even a light weight knit. Wow, a wedding dress? I’d love to see that!
Yeah as a wedding dress. But just dress it up some. I have some ideas but I’m not sure
I am thinking of making this as my wedding dress too. Do you have a picture of how yours turned out? What fabric worked best?
Jenny, if you search on my blog you’ll find a couple of poses of finished dresses—the white one is very bridal looking! (My cousin almost wore it for her wedding last summer). The best fabric is something light and soft. Crinkle cotton, lightweight gauze, something like that. A light silk would probably work well. 🙂
Beautiful… Love this !! Thanks for sharing.
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This looks like a wonderful summer dress that will be just right for our hot Christmas. Thank you so much for making it available.
Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!! wow ❤
This is so pretty and easy, and I LOVE that it comes in so many sizes because I can rarely find free patterns above a medium. Thank you for sharing!
It’s amazing, i am love in of the white dress, you are really beatiful.
This is very pretty & I want to try it! Has anybody tried it in a knit yet? Can you shire knit?
Hi, Jessica! Yes, you can shir knits, although I would practice with your particular knit. I would try for something that doesn’t stretch too much, though, especially lengthwise. 🙂
This is amazing. Am about to make myself a tunic. Using discarded lace doona cover! I reckon it is going to be fantastic! Thank you SOOOOO much!
Hm. I wonder if my machine can handle elastic thread. It’s a 1929 Singer, and I love it to bits (it really is fairly indestructible), but newfangled things like shirring? Hm. I’m just not sure how it would handle it.
If it has a rotary bobbin, I’d give it a shot—as far as I can tell the design for those hasn’t really changed much over the years. I’m not sure about the old shuttle-style long-bobbins, though.
Love this! It’s one of those make in different fabrics and lengths patterns to wear anywhere 🙂 Thank you so much xx
please can you give me this pattren
Hi Tanit-Isis, I made the long version of this dress in bamboo rayon (yes a stretchy knit) and it turned out fantastic. Its my new favorite dress. The pattern was super easy to follow. Thanks so much!
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Thank you! I’m going to try to make the long one with a burgundy quilters cotton and a black sash. Hope it turns out 🙂
Just wanted to let you know that I made two versions of this and reviewed the pattern on PatternReview.com. I love my new dresses!
Thank you for the heads up! I’m so glad they worked out for you. 🙂
Thank you for this lovely and simple-looking dress! I’ve linked up to it in my newsletter as the “pattern of the week.” 🙂 Lisa
Thank you for this lovely pattern. Your directions are so clear and easy to follow.
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Hello ! I really like this pattern and cut it out but there’s something I don’t understand: on each piece (front and back), there’s an additional “rectangle” at the neckline. I didn’t know how to work this out while cutting the fabric on the fold so I placed my pattern and cut it as if it weren’t there. Now my front and back piece are cut, I don’t understand why there’s no neckline ? How should I cut it ? Just a slit or a sort of triangle ?
Hi, Angelique, the pattern is designed to be cut with a CF and CB seam: the neck is straight with the grain. If you cut it on the fold, you will want to cut a slit down to wherever you want it to end, and then finish the edge with a baby hem or some kind of binding. When the shoulder is gathered up it pulls it open into a V neck.
Hi, thank you for your answer. I’m so used to cutting dresses on the fold, I didn’t realize there was a center seam ! So I’ll just cut a slit like you said (I was about to cut a triangle but now I’ve read your message, I realize it would open too wide).
A triangle would probably work, too, you just wouldn’t have as much gathering on the shoulder—mainly I thought the neck would be easier to finish if it was all straight grain. 🙂
I found your awesome pattern after already purchasing fabric for a dress. My measurements put me at a medium but I can only eek out a xs/small with the fabric I have. Is there enough wiggle room with this particular pattern that it might still fit? I am using charmeuse fabric without much stretch. Thanks!
I wouldn’t be surprised if it would work—it’s pretty full and I’m pretty sure I could go down one size without a problem. Maybe measure the pattern pieces first, though, to be safe. 😦
Also, you could probably shorten the sleeves without changing the look too much of that would help you cut a larger size.
Love this grecian dress. Great weekend project
Hi! I’m getting ready to print out the pattern and try it on muslin before i cut into my double gauze. But I noticed that there are no written instructions with the pattern pieces. Is it so intuitive/easy that it will be obvious when I have my pieces cut out?
omg, ignore my last comment…i just scrolled up and saw that the instructions are in a separate link. sorry!
Have you tried making the sleeve side longer would really like to make this but I really really hate to show my arms would like to have it elbow or 3/4 length sleve
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