Hughes Dress pattern by The Friday Pattern Company

The Hughes is the perfect everyday dress. It features Viennese seams, gathered sleeves, and a gorgeous scoop neckline. The bodice is lined and the skirt has an A-line sweep. It buttons up the front and has an adjustable lace-up tie in the back. The tie can be cinched in or loosened depending on desired fit. The Hughes Dress is designed to be a timeless style with beautiful construction details that can be treasured for generations.

Suggested fabrics: The Hughes Dress is designed for woven fabrics. You will get a different look depending on the fabric you select. A drapey rayon or silk will give a more elegant dressy look, while a more sturdy fabric like a linen will give you a gorgeous everyday dress. We encourage you to be creative and daring with fabric, any dress weight woven fabric is suitable.

Fabric requirements: You may need to purchase extra if your fabric has a heavy nap, is directional, striped, or has an obvious repeat.

Main: 45″ (114 cm) wide fabric: 3.33 – 4.7 yd (3 – 4.3 m) // 54-60″ (137-152 cm) wide fabric: 2.4 – 4 yd (2.2 – 3.7 m).

Lining: 45″ (114 cm) wide fabric: 1 – 1.7 yd (0.9 – 1.6 m) // 54-60″ (137-152 cm) wide fabric: 1 – 1.33 yd (0.9 – 1.2 m).

Sizing: XS – 7X (approx. UK 6 – 34) with bust sizes A/B and C/D. Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

This dress has a relaxed fit. It is not loose, but it is designed to skim the body instead of clinging. It is tea length with the hem hitting a few inches above the ankle. The waist has a bit of added ease so that the adjustable tie at the back can cinch it in, or be loosened when you want a little bit of extra space. This dress was drafted using sample measurements for a height of 5’6″.

Notions: Matching thread; 1 yd lightweight fusible interfacing; eleven 1/2″-1″ (1.3 cm- 2.5 cm) buttons; small safety pin or tube turning tool.

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