Antrim Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(42 customer reviews)

US$14.00

The Antrim Dress is a fit-and-flare knit dress with cup sizes and pockets, in other words, a functional, comfortable and flattering dress all in one. You know those days when you open your closet and have nothing to wear? Not anymore! The Antrim Dress will always come to the rescue. Slip on your heels, flats or sandals, you are ready to go!

Antrim Dress Features:

  • Options for cup sizes (A, B, C, D & DD cups for sizes 00 to 20; B, C, D & DD cups for sizes 22 to 40)
  • Surplice front bodice
  • Gathered waistband
  • In-seam pockets
  • Pullover style with no zipper or buttons
  • Cool short sleeves
  • Half-circle skirt falls below the knees
  • Layers feature—print only the sizes you need

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizes: 00 – 40 (See “Size Chart” tab below for detailed measurements)

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

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Description

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Additional information

Sizes

00 to 40

Cup sizes

A, B, C, D & DD

Skill level

Intermediate

Knit or woven

Knit

Format

Digital download

File

A0, A4 / US Letter

Layers

Included

Seam allowances

Included

42 reviews for Antrim Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Mari (verified owner)

    Super elegant and comfortable! Sleeve, neckline and skirt length are all perfect!

  2. Jana (verified owner)

    Beautiful dress. Just love it!

  3. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Fit perfectly without any alterations and took me only a few hours to sew. I am very happy with this beautiful dress!

  4. Su (verified owner)

    As this was my first itch to stitch make I didn’t realise how important all the pattern markings were until it came to construction. It would make sense to make your markings on the right side of the fabric so when constructing the waist band you can see the marks. It came to together easily apart from trying to meet all the markings. My bust area looks a bit tight, I might make a bigger bust next time. I would make it again.

  5. Emma (verified owner)

    I’ve just finished my first Antrim dress and I don’t think I’ve ever made or worn anything so comfy! It was more or less straightforward to sew although the notches are absolutely key in getting the wrap front and waistband right. The fit is lovely and it’s such a twirly dress – I really love it and have plans for another with longer sleeves this time.

  6. Kathleen (verified owner)

    Lovely, flattering shape… and pockets! The different bodices for bust sizes was a great touch. My first Itch to Stitch make. A detailed, well planned out pattern that was easy to follow.

    I would have loved to see more sleeve and hem length options. Also, the font on the pattern pieces was super-small (text and pattern markings) such that it was extra-hard to see with my projector, and I had to keep referring back to my computer monitor to be reminded of the instructions and confirm I was cutting the proper piece. I can only imagine this would be doubly-challenging if you had visual impairment of any kind.

  7. Kay Labitzke (verified owner)

    Great instructions and perfect fit.

  8. Venice (verified owner)

    This dress makes up beautifully. The instructions are clear and to the point, and I love the layers option. It’s a great pattern.

  9. Susan (verified owner)

    The block you use fits me well, Instructions are clear, and the drafting of the pattern is great

  10. Joan (verified owner)

    I’m waiting for fabric to arrive to make this one!

  11. Johanne (verified owner)

    i would say I am a sewist with intermediate skills levels, so from my point of view, I have only positive comments in regards to sizing. printing, sewing and following instructions. The only problem I encountered is when I printed the pattern with 2 sizes, I was confused sometimes in figuring out the notches belonging to which size, especially those on front pieces.
    I made the dress and love it. Probably wearing on Dec 24.

  12. iveta (verified owner)

    Love a well fitting pattern and it has pockets.

  13. Rosemary (verified owner)

    Beautifully crafted styles, perfect for the average height woman.

  14. Anika (verified owner)

    LOVE this pattern! Whipped it up as a birthday-present-to-me and was giggly happy for days!!! Now I’m just resisting wearing it after every laundry load. My kids love seeing me twirl in it, and my husband was so impressed and said it would make a great date night dress for when we can go out on dates again (ugh, covid). The bodice fits like a dream with no embarrassing gaping, and grading between sizes was so easy. I have a lovely dress that fits me to a T! Thank you, Kennis, for yet another lovely pattern!

  15. ihateshopping_61 (verified owner)

    I adore this pattern. The fit is fantastic and it is so slimming and elegant. I have made two versions of the antrim dress so far and have a third planned for myself as well. The only thing holding me back from making my third dress is that my 18 year old daughter has also fallen in love with the pattern and has asked me to make her one as well. Absolutely wonderful pattern.

  16. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Lovely dress!

  17. Kerry (verified owner)

    A very flattering dress. I love your patterns, thank you.

  18. Judy (verified owner)

    Easy to follow instructions. I will cut the waistband one size smaller next time. Overall I am pleased with it. Thanks!

  19. Rosemary (verified owner)

    This is a easy to wear wrap dress. Flattering on everyone. Pockets are great and functional despite whether your going dressy or casual. Instructions are easy to follow and comprehensive. Kennis gives excellent support if needed. There is nothing else needed but time to make another. We were pattern testers for my daughter’s dress- I need one for me.

  20. Sandra (verified owner)

    Additional comment – I found that both the Antrum and the Celeste dresses were too short and I am only 5’ 3” tall. I made an adjustment to both patterns. The finished length of the Antrum dress shows 23 1/2 inches – is this a printing error? I thought the dress was designed to be midi length. I only added 1 inch for my height and a finished length of 241/2 inches would be far too short, but it worked out to be midi length on me. Hope this is helpful. Your patterns are of a high quality.

  21. tracy (verified owner)

    This is “my” dress! I have purchased in RTE so many times. It was wonderful to finally be able to make one for my tiny shoulders, large chest, and tiny waist, that fits without falling off at the neck Well done!

  22. Robyn (verified owner)

    This pattern is really great. Everything has gone together really well and the instructions were very easy to follow. So thrilled that the neckline surplus fits and sits beautifully with no gaping issues. I can highly recommend this one.

  23. Ms M.Dussart (verified owner)

    I’ve enjoyed making this dress so much that I have made 2. I had some issues with the waist panels when making the first dress. In part because I misunderstood what I was to do but I think the panels should have been identified a little better. i.e. Midriff panel outer and midriff panel lining inner.
    I’m 69 and have made many cross over dresses this this during my sewing lifetime and have never been able to get away with it dropping down. However, with this pattern, the way it is constructed reduces all those issues. I would highly recommend it.
    I shall be reviewing it on one of my coming vlogs.
    Michoumakes

  24. Joyce (verified owner)

    I love my new dress… the fit is spot on. I used the size 12 with the d-cup bodice . So wonderful not to do a fba. My only teeny tiny issue is the waistband. In the interior I put the right side out to see the pretty side of the fabric when I put the dress on . My other change because of my fabric choice was to underline the back only with stretch lining. Thank you for a wonderful pattern than will be used over and over again

  25. Angela (verified owner)

    This is a fantastic pattern. Lots of illustrations to explain the tricky bits and the end result is a very comfortable dress that fits so well. I know it will become a favourite

  26. Holly . (verified owner)

    I adore this dress as it looks good on everyone! I have an existing wrap dress with runching on the sleeves that I’m going to try on this dress.

  27. Denise (verified owner)

    Perfect everyday dress. Dressed up or down. Beautiful fit. Easy instructions. Joy to sew.

  28. ann (verified owner)

    loved it totally

  29. Kadri (verified owner)

    Oh, this is a perfect faux wrap dress! I love mine, I get compliments every time I wear it and it fits well. I can’t wait to make more for the next summer (and probably some even for winter if I can find fabric that meets my expectations) 🙂

  30. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Beautiful dress with cup size option to make sure there is no gap. Plus pockets! What more could you ask for?

  31. Jos (verified owner)

    Easy to sew, amazing fit and flattering on every body type!

  32. DEBBIE ANN (verified owner)

    This dress is now a wardrobe staple, easy to sew , great instructions and fit !

  33. Ileana (verified owner)

    Love this dress, instructions are great

  34. Linda (verified owner)

    Love the pattern!!

  35. Karin (verified owner)

    I just finished this dress and love it. Verry flattering. Instructions are clear. It’s not a beginner’s pattern, not overly complicated but some parts were tricky. With my next dress I will make the waistband smaller to have some negative ease. The use of stretch knit also helps with beautiful fitting. This is one of the prettiest dresses I’ve made for myself. Even my teenage daughter wants me two sew her one

  36. Wynne (verified owner)

    Luckily I decided to do a muslin of the bodice, as I accidentally sewed the back shoulder seams to the front side seams. Definitely operator error. Applying the bias binding was tricky, as the bulk of completely turning it to the inside and top stitching near the fold did not go smoothly. (But since this was the muslin, I wasn’t too picky.) The bodice fits lovely, I’ll just have to do my fluffy arm adjustment which is normal.
    I would like a not so full skirt (just a lot of fabric expense) but I can easily adjust that.

  37. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Really liked the styling and ease to wear. Always like the ease of fitting the garment. Multiple sizes and measurements for key points are fantastic.

  38. Kirsty (verified owner)

    I love this dress, It is my favourite made by me item I own. Simple instructions and a great look

  39. Marijke (verified owner)

    nice dress, good pattern

  40. Natasha Tung (verified owner)

    Love this dress! I had to make a few mods to make it work for my small bust but now that I have one Antrim, I have plans for more of them! The best thing too about this dress: you can bend over without anyone being able to see down your shirt! I’ve done a full writeup of this pattern on my blog.

  41. gmvizecky (verified owner)

    This dress is amazing. I feel so pretty in this dress! It looks amazing on everyone! It’s drafted beautifully with cup sizes so it hugs you without any gaping! Instructions also easy to follow and very well written. If your fabric is really drapey use clear elastic on your seams. I will make again!

  42. v.bissinger (verified owner)

    This dress is just perfect, i’m in love. The fit is magic and it has pocket !!!

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Material

Primary fabric Use lightweight to medium weight knit fabric with 50% to 60% stretch and very good recovery. Rayon spandex (with 6% or more spandex content) and double-brushed poly are good choices.

Lining Use lightweight knit fabric with 50% to 60% stretch and very good recovery.
Swimsuit lining is a great choice. It is acceptable to use the same fabric as the primary fabric.

Other Materials

  • 40” (102 cm) of 3/8” or 1/2” (1 cm or 1.25 cm)-wide straight fusible stay tape (or you may cut your own using lightweight woven fusible interfacing on the straight grain)
  • Optional: 1/4″ or 3/8″ (6 mm or 1 cm) clear elastic as long as your waist

Fabric Requirements

Most natural fibers shrink in the wash; be sure to have enough fabric. The requirements below assume that the fabric is already pre-shrunk.

 

00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Primary Fabric
54″ Wide yard 258 258 258 258 258 258 234 234 234 3 3 3
135 cm Wide cm 240 240 240 240 240 240 250 250 250 270 270 270
Lining
54″ Wide yard 1⁄8 for all sizes
135 cm cm 10 cm for all sizes
22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
Primary Fabric
54″ Wide yard 378 414 414 414 412 412 412 518 518 518
135 cm Wide cm 360 370 370 370 410 410 410 460 460 460
Lining
54″ Wide yard 1⁄8 for all sizes
135 cm cm 10 cm for all sizes

Pattern with Cup Sizes (Sizes 00 to 40)

Body Measurements
inch
cm
00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Bust
A Cup 3018
76.5
3012
80
3278
83.5
3414
87
3558
90.5
37
94
3838
97.5
3934
101
4118
104.5
4212
108
4378
111.5
4514
115
B Cup 3118
79
3212
82.5
3378
86
3514
89.5
3658
93
38
96.5
3938
100
4034
103.5
4218
107
4312
110.5
4478
114
4614
117.5
C Cup 3218
81.5
3312
85
3478
88.5
3614
92
3758
95.5
39
99
4038
102.5
4134
106
4318
109.5
4412
113
4578
116.5
4714
120
D Cup 3318
84
3412
87.5
3578
91
3714
94.5
3858
98
40
101.5
4138
105
4234
108.5
4418
112
4512
115.5
4678
119
4814
122.5
DD Cup 3418
86.5
3512
90
3678
93.5
3814
97
3958
100.5
41
104
4238
107.5
4334
111
4518
114.5
4612
118
4778
121.5
4914
125
Waist 2538
64.5
2634
68
2818
71.5
2912
75
3078
78.5
3214
82
3358
85.5
35
89
3638
92.5
3734
96
3918
99.5
4012
103
Hip 3318
84
3412
87.5
3578
91
3714
94.5
3858
98
40
101.5
4138
105
4234
108.5
4418
112
4512
115.5
4678
119
4814
122.5
inch
cm
22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
Bust
B Cup 4758
121
49
124.5
5038
128
5134
131.5
5318
135
5412
138.5
5578
142
5714
145.5
5858
149
60
152.5
C Cup 4858
123.5
50
127
5138
130.5
5234
134
5418
137.5
5512
141
5678
144.5
5814
148
5958
151.5
61
155
D Cup 4958
126
51
129.5
5238
133
5334
136.5
5518
140
5612
143.5
5778
147
5914
150.5
6058
154
62
157.7
DD Cup 5058
128.5
52
132
5338
135.5
5434
139
5618
142.5
5712
146
5878
149.5
6014
153
6158
156.6
63
160
Waist 4178
106.5
4314
110
4458
113.5
46
117
4738
120.5
4834
124
5018
127.5
5112
131
5278
134.5
5414
138
Hip 4958
126
51
129.5
5238
133
5314
136.5
5518
140
5612
143.5
5778
147
5914
150.5
6058
154
62
157.5

How to choose your size

  1. Determine your cup size—subtract the circumference of your over bust from the circumference of the fullest part of your bust. If the rounded difference is 1″ (2.5 cm), use A cup; 2″ (5 cm), use B cup; 3″ (7.5 cm), use C cup; 4″ (10 cm), use D cup; 5″ (12.5 cm), use DD cup.
  2. After determining the cup size, compare your bust circumference (fullest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Using the corresponding row for your cup, choose the size that best fits your bust. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  3. Compare your waist circumference (narrowest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that best fits your waist. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  4. Compare your hip circumference (widest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that fits your hip best. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  5. It’s OK to use different sizes for the bust, waist and hip. The instructions for blending sizes are included in the pattern.
  6. If you are taller or shorter than 5’6” (168 cm), you should consider lengthening or shortening the garment. The instructions for lengthening or shortening are included in the pattern.