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Cali Dress


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Equal parts elegant and edgy, the Cali dress will get you everywhere you need to go in style. This streamlined shift dress features a high neckline with body shaping waist and shoulder darts.

What's in the printed sewing pattern?

  • Cali dress sewing pattern (sizes A to F) for print onto A4 paper only

  • 12 page step-by-step illustrated instruction booklet

And if I buy a digital copy?

  • Amy skirt sewing pattern (sizes A to F)

  • 12 page step-by-step illustrated instruction e-booklet

What's my size?

Afternoon uses an alphabetised sizing chart. The approximate equivalent UK/US sizing is indicated alongside.

Size A (6/2)
Bust 89 cm Waist 68 cm Hip 95 cm

Size B (8/4)
Bust 91 cm Waist 71 cm Hip 98 cm 

Size C (10/6)
Bust 95 cm  Waist 75 cm Hip 102 cm 

Size D (12/8)
Bust 99 cm  Waist 79 cm Hip 106 cm

Size E (14/10)
Bust 103 cm  Waist 83 cm Hip 109 cm 

Size F (16/12)
Bust 105 cm  Waist 88 cm Hip 114 cm 

What will I need to make the Cali dress?

  • 1,7 m of 1,5 m wide fabric or 2,4 m of 1,15 m wide fabric, for all sizes (lightweight dress fabrics with some body work well such as cotton lawn, rayon challis, wax print, soft denim, linen or taffeta)
  • 1 invisible zip, 55 cm long
Please note that a printable sewing pattern comes as a digital download, designed for you to print on A4 paper. Read more about printable sewing patterns in our FAQ section.
Printed sewing patterns will be posted to you, read more about shipping in our FAQ section.