Sauvie Sundress Curvy Fit Sewing Pattern - Sizes 16-34 (up to 65 hip)
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Sauvie Sundress Curvy Fit Sewing Pattern - Sizes 16-34 (up to 65" hip)

Sauvie Sundress

The Sauvie Sundress is the perfect strappy summer dress to reach for when you are wanting comfort, ease and style in those hot summer months. It's also perfect for layering over a t-shirt as a pinafore when the temperatures drop. Sauvie can be anything from a swim cover-up to a casual summer dress to an elegant evening gown depending on your fabric choice.

The low front and back V-necklines and narrow straps were designed to cover bra straps and optional bra keeper instructions are included to hide and secure your bra straps within the garment for that extra couture detail.

With two pocket options, three hem finishes, two waist finishes and two hem lengths, you can mix and match any of the version's features.

This pattern is curvy size 16-34, for standard fit click here
Cover model is 5' 11" and wearing size 24 with 2" added length


Difficulty: Beginner
Pattern Designer: Sew House 7
Size Range: 16 - 34
Hip Measurement Range: 46" - 64"
Fabric: Lightweight Wovens
Versions: Version #1 - loose at the waist with above the knee hem.
                Version #2 - loose waist, midi length with side vents.
                Version #3 - wide elasticized waist, midi hem, A-line skirt.
                Version #4 - wide elasticized waist, midi hem length with bottom ruffle.

Need help choosing your size? See Sew House 7's Fit Guide for sizing information.

Fabric Recommendations

Light-weight woven fabrics such as linen, linen blends, cotton lawn, silk noil, silk crepe de chine, wool gabardine and just about any woven dress-weight fabric that isn't too thick or stiff. Note that stable fabrics such as cotton lawn may result in a tighter fit at the upper bust while fabrics with drape such as rayon challis may result in a looser fit.

Suggested Lightweight Wovens:

Suggested Midweight Wovens:

Yardage Requirements

54" wide fabric:
  Version #1 Versions #2 & #3 Version #4
16: 2 3/4 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards
18 - 22: 3 1/8 yards 4 yards 4 yards
24: 3 1/8 yards 4 yards 4 3/4 yards
26 - 34: 3 3/8 yards 4 yards 5 yards

Notions and Tools

  • Thread
  • light-weight fusible interfacing
  • Versions #3 & #4 - 1 1/2"/40mm wide elastic.
  • Optional bra keeper chain and snap requires two small snap sets approximately 8mm or size 2/0 and a hand sewing needle.

Sew House 7's Values:

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