digital terrace dress sewing pattern
This easy-to-sew, loose-fitting dress has loads of relaxed, elegant style. It includes bust darts for gentle shaping, forward shoulder seam, optional on-seam pockets, and bias neck facing. View A has short sleeves and a below-the-knee length with a wide, wrap-around sash. View B includes 3/4-length sleeves, midi-length skirt, and a tie belt.
This style is provided as a digital layered PDF pattern that allows you to print only the size(s) that you need. It may be printed on both home printers (using either 8 1/2" x 11" or A4 paper) and at service bureaus that handle 36"-wide or A0 sheets. When you complete your order, you will be provided with a unique code to instantly download the pattern. See our digital product policy for full details.
- Instructions: 15 pages
- Tiled pattern pieces: 44 pages
- 36-inch pattern sheets: 1 page
- A0 pattern sheets: 2 pages
This easy-to-sew, loose-fitting dress has loads of relaxed, elegant style. It includes bust darts for gentle shaping, forward shoulder seam, optional on-seam pockets, and bias neck facing. View A has short sleeves and a below-the-knee length with a wide, wrap-around sash. View B includes 3/4-length sleeves, midi-length skirt, and a tie belt. With no buttons or zipper to sew, and with detailed instructions for how to complete a full-bust adjustment, this pattern will enable even beginning sewists to make a perfect looking and fitting dress.
This pattern works best with light- to medium-weight woven fabrics with some drape like linen, double gauze, rayon, shirting, and quilting cotton.
Coordinating thread, featherweight or lightweight fusible interfacing.
size XS S M L XL XXL View A, 44" Fabric 4 yards 4 1/4 yards 4 1/4 yards 4 1/4 yards 4 1/4 yards 4 1/4 yards View A, 58" Fabric 2 1/2 yards 3 1/4 yards 3 1/4 yards 3 1/4 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 3/4 yards View B, 44" Fabric 3 3/4 yards 3 3/4 yards 4 yards 4 yards 4 yards 4 yards View B, 58" Fabric 3 yards 3 yards 3 1/4 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards
size XS S M L XL XXL Chest 38 1/2" 40 1/2" 42 1/2" 45 1/2" 48 1/2" 51 1/2" Hip 45" 47" 49" 52" 55" 58" View A Length* 42" 42 1/2" 43 1/4" 43 3/4" 44 1/2" 45" View B Length* 47 3/4" 48 1/4" 49" 49 1/2" 50 1/4" 50 3/4"
* Measured from shoulder at neck.
English System Pattern
XS 33 1/2" 26" 36" S 35 1/2" 28" 38" M 37 1/2" 30" 40" L 40 1/2" 33" 43" XL 44" 36 1/2" 46 1/2" XXL 46" 38 1/2" 48 1/2" Metric System Pattern
XS 85 66 91 S 90 71 97 M 96 76 101 L 103 84 109 XL 112 92 117 XXL 117 97 122
Average rating: (4.8 of 5) based on 12 reviewsLovely simple lines with extensive help available for alterationsI made this in a special print fabric- I wanted it to be the showpiece. I also wanted a simple a-line dress that could be hacked later if I wanted, e.g. colour blocking. I needed to move the dart down quite a bit, used a larger size for the armhole [ I often need a large bicep adjustment] and had to do a large bust adjustment. I particularly liked the instructions for the bust adjustment- so good. While I would prefer not to have to do so many adjustments, I am happy with the final outcome and the dress looks good.Was this helpful?Currently my favourite dress.I would describe myself as an advanced beginner/ intermediate. I chose my size based on the finished measurements. For fabric I used a solid Teal linen-viscose mix.... I thought a plain fabric would show off the Obi belt best. The pattern was unproblematic to download and to tape together. Liesl & Co writes THE BEST INSTRUCTIONS I've come across. The pattern came together very easily and needed no alterations. I get LOTS OF COMPLIMENTS every time I wear it. I love that it has POCKETS.... clothing should always have useable pockets. I my opinion LIESL & CO ARE THE BEST PATTERNS for people learning to sew. I wish the patterns listed the skills to learn from each pattern as I'm using them as building blocks on my quest to become a competent sewist.2 of 2 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Beautiful Terrace DressI made my Terrace dress in a tightly woven lightweight cotton and it is absolutely delightful, both with and without the belt (which I lightly interfaced and contrast piped). The dress fits and hangs beautifully. I'm not usually a fan of cut-on sleeves, but these really work. The only niggle I had with the pattern was that I'm not sure the hem on the sleeve is quite drafted as I would expect (ie to match back to the sleeve itself) - but I have read of people who hem the sleeve before sewing the side seam to get around this.1 of 1 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Love this patternIt’s sitting on my desk waiting for me to make a fabric choice. I love the simplicity of this dress design.Was this helpful?easy pattern, cute dress!I made this as part of an online class with Butcher's Sew Shop & it was a great first step into garment making for someone who had just been making face masks & hemming curtains for the last year. The only weird thing was that the supplies list includes fusible interfacing, but there are no instructions for using this in the pattern.The interfacing is used for stabilizing the pockets which are optional. If you choose to include the pockets in the dress, you will use the interfacing when prompted in the sewing instructions. But if you opt to make the dress without pockets, you will not need the interfacing.3 of 3 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?My first flawless dress !Very much liked the pattern, excellent instructions (especially for a beginner like me), and a breeze to order it (digital download). I wish they would have more patterns for adults though. Made it in a very light mint green, slightly longer at the hem. And got lots of compliments !Was this helpful?MaryannBeautiful dress! Your directions, as always, are excellent. I made this dress for my (adult) daughter and she loved it. Most of the patterns I buy are yours because the directions are excellent and the clothing finishes are so beautiful. You are my first choice always!Was this helpful?Versatile dressThis dress went together quickly for me. I originally made it as a warm weather wedding dress, but it is perfect for dressing up and down for more frequent wears. I had the same problem expressed in other reviews with the hem on the underside is the short sleeve - I just couldn't get it to turn over, so it's a bit messy there (but not at all visible). I'd love to see an adjustment offered for that area of the pattern, or to see Liesl's suggestion for how to address it.4 of 4 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Lovely Summer DressThe dress went together quickly and looks very professional. I love it! I did some blending between sizes to fit my pear shape XS at bust, M at waist to XL at hips (will probably go to a L at hips in the next version).1 of 1 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Lovely dress patternWent together really well, clear instructions and accurate fit. Need to make another now!3 of 3 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Great patternI really enjoyed working with this sewing pattern. I made View A and I absolutely love it. Ever¡thing in the pattern comes together nicely, and, as with any other pattern from Liesl, you get the extra bonus learning some techniques to make it look good and professional on the inside too. I absolutely recommend it. A winner.5 of 6 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?
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