Marbella Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(4 customer reviews)


The Marbella Dress pattern now includes a FREE half-circle skirt add-on! Buy one pattern and get two beautiful looks!

MARBELLA is the ultimate versatile sewing pattern. With a floral print, you have a perfect summer dress. With suiting fabric, it becomes your go-to office attire. With luxurious fabric, it transforms into elegant evening wear. You can even choose to line or not line this dress.

MARBELLA DRESS design features:

  • A wide boat neckline that dips a bit lower than the traditional boat neck
  • Front and back yokes allow for color blocking
  • Feminine princess lines that allow for a close fit in the bodice
  • Roomy, slightly-above-knee tulip skirt
  • Functional in-seam pockets to fit your cell phone, keys, lipstick and even a slim wallet
  • Invisible back zipper as closure

MARBELLA DRESS pattern features:

  • Twelve sizes from 00 to 20 (See “Size Chart” tab below for detailed measurements)
  • A/B/C/D cups (no more bust adjustments!)
  • Lined and unlined options
  • Lengthen/shorten guideline on bodice and skirt
  • Instructions for high-quality finish
  • Print only the size(s) you need with “layers” feature (no more mingled lines!)

Skill Level: Intermediate++

Don’t want to print and tape paper together? Marbella Dress pattern now includes an additional large format file (A0) that you can send to your print shop to print!

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Number of pattern pages: 26 (for one cup size)

Number of instruction pages: 22

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Free half-circle skirt add-on / Number of pattern pages: 19 (skirt only)

Free half-circle skirt add-on / Number of instruction pages: 11

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Size Chart

Marbella Body and Finished Garment Measurements

Choosing Your Size

  1. Compare your bust circumference (fullest part of chest) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the
    size that fits your bust best. If you are in between sizes, pick the larger size. Do this step regardless of your
    cup size.
  2. Compare your waist measurement to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that fits your waist
    best. If you are in between sizes, pick the larger size.
  3. Compare your fullest hip measurements to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that fits your hip best. If you are in between sizes, pick the larger size. It may appear that the skirt has too much ease, but it is the design of the dress. If you down size the skirt, the back of the skirt, which is in a pencil skirt shape, may become too tight.
  4. It’s OK to use different sizes for the bust, waist and hip. All you have to do is print the sizes that you need (see “Printing Instructions”), and blend the lines from one size to the next from the bust to the waist to the hip.
  5. Finally you can choose the cup size. There are many ways to determine cup size, but I find none of them
    very accurate. So for the purpose of this dress, choose your normal bra cup size.

I highly recommend that you check your fit by making a test garment with a muslin or an inexpensive fabric.


Primary fabric Any medium weight woven fabric with or without stretch would work with this pattern. Cotton, broadcloth, poplin, twill, denim, linen, linen blend, wool, wool blend, suiting, crepe, shantung and brocade are all good choices. Unstable knit fabrics, like jersey, are not recommended. However, you could use very stable knit such as light weight double knit.

Lining The lining fabric should have similar quality as the primary fabric, i.e. if the primary fabric has stretch, a lining with stretch should be used. Acetate, Ambiance by Bemberg, batiste, lawn, pima cotton, china silk, silk crepe de chine or silk georgette are all good choices as non-stretch lining fabric. Even if you choose not to line the dress, you will still need lining fabric for the pockets.

Interfacing Fusible interfacing is recommended unless the fabric is very delicate (such as sequined fabric or velvet), in which case sew-in interfacing, such as silk organza, should be used.

Other Materials

  • One 22-inch invisible zipper
  • One set of hook and eye (Size 1)
  • 16" (41 cm) of fusible stay tape (or make your own using light-weight fusible interfacing)
  • 13-inch (33-cm) single fold bias tape (for unlined option only)
  • Invisible and regular zipper feet for your sewing machine

Fabric Requirements

Most natural fiber shrinks in the wash, be sure to get enough fabric. The fabric requirements below are for post-shrink measurements.


Marbella Dress PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Imperial


Marbella Dress PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Metric 

4 reviews for Marbella Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Janice (verified owner)

    Lovely drape and fit with this pattern. Lengthy, complex construction process for the lined version, but instructions were detailed and easily understood. I will sew this dress again.

  2. Monica (verified owner)

    POCKETS!!! I am in the process of making this dress to wear to a late spring wedding. It is the silhouette I had been searching for. When I am looking for patterns, I turn to Itch To Stitch as Kennis Wong’s designs are inclusive for larger cup sizes.

  3. Deb Cameron (verified owner)

    With my well endowed bust line my favourite feature of the Marbella Dress has to be the individual cup sizing! I love the boat neckline, tulip shaped skirt and how the pockets are finished. A great dress for colour blocking options as well. It’s a favourite in my wardrobe!

  4. sewbee73 (verified owner)

    I **LOVE** this dress pattern. It fits perfectly in the size corresponding to my measurements without any changes. The dress is modest, stylish and versatile.

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