Celeste Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(29 customer reviews)

US$12.00

The easy-to-wear Celeste is a relaxed-fit dress with flattering lines. It features a pleasing V neck, feminine princess seams, high-waisted center-front gathers, ample pockets and breezy short sleeves. Designed for woven fabric, the Celeste will keep you cool all summer.

Celeste Dress Features:

  • Options for A, B, C, D and DD cups
  • Front and back princess seams
  • High-waisted center-front gathers
  • Slanted front pockets
  • Invisible side zipper
  • Cool short sleeves
  • Layers feature—print only the sizes you need

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizes: 00 – 20 (See “Size Chart” tab below for detailed measurements)

Don’t want to print and tape paper together? The Celeste 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

See Pattern Release Announcement for more photos.

Additional information

Sizes

00 to 20

Cup sizes

A, B, C, D & DD

Skill level

Intermediate

Knit or woven

Woven

Format

Digital download

File

A0, A4 / US Letter

Layers

Included

Seam allowances

Included

Material

Primary Fabric Use lightweight to medium weight woven fabric with no stretch. Linen, linen blends, cotton blends, chambray and poplin are good choices.

Interfacing Use very lightweight fusible woven or weft insertion interfacing.

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.

Imperial/Yards

Celeste Dress PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Imperial

Metric/cm

Celeste Dress Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Metric

Other Material

  • One 12“ (30 cm) or longer invisible zipper
  • 42“ (107 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)

29 reviews for Celeste Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Annetta (verified owner)

    Love it. Looking forward to making another, perhaps with long or 3/4 length in a more winters fabric.

  2. Nirosha (verified owner)

    Perfect dress. Thank you dear.

  3. Sylvia (verified owner)

    I was inspired to sew again by this pattern & I’ve been delighted by the result! The dress is shapely yet relaxed. The pattern instructions were clear, the pieces fitted together well. I think the trickiest bit was the front facing which I decided to handstitch. I didn’t need to add a zip which was a great bonus! I did lengthen the sleeves which have turned out well. I’ll make a few adjustments to the fit next time – I could probably come down a cup size. I may adapt this pattern for a tunic top next time.

  4. narelle (verified owner)

    stylish

  5. Ruby (verified owner)

    I usually have a lot of fitting issues with indie patterns and the Celeste dress is no exception. I made my usual 1) high back, 2) sway back, 3) forward shoulder and 4) gaping front neckline adjustments. This time there was no need to do the full bust adjustment thanks to the different cup sizes. I cut a size 10 B Cup for the front and size 12 for the back to accommodate my broad back. There were more minor tweaks to the waist to fit my tummy. I eliminated the gathers in the front and omitted the pockets. All these adjustments required making a muslin first. As a result, the Celeste dress became my most comfortable and well fitting dress! This pattern will be my sloper for future dresses and tunics.

    The most impressive features are the well-drafted sleeve and set-in instructions. The sewing instructions are unlike any other I have seen because the two gathering stitching rows are sewn inside the seam allowance. There is minimal ease, which resulted in a very smooth and professional looking sleeve with absolutely no puckers. I have never seen such a beautifully drafted sleeve in any pattern for woven fabrics.

    I used bias binding cut from the dress fabric to finish the neckline because the facing did not work on this dress. The fabric is a medium weight loosely woven 100% cotton that resembled a light canvas so the interfaced facing was a bit too heavy and stiff. There was gaping in the front neckline even after the pattern adjustment, but the bias binding pulled in the excess ever so slightly that it is not noticeable when the dress is worn. The fabric stretches slightly due to the way it was woven so a zipper was not needed.

    I highly recommend this pattern. It is very well drafted and all notches and seams match. I plan to make tunics and more dresses later. The pattern can be hacked in so many ways. The possibilities are endless. Thank you for producing a great pattern!

  6. Joyce (verified owner)

    I liked everything about it

  7. Miranda (verified owner)

    A fantastic pattern. The style of dress is very flattering especially the princess seams at the back. I sewed a 12DD and did not need the zip. I used quilting cotton and, although it is a little stiff, I think it works. I can see me making many more of these. Very easy to follow instructions and great support on the facebook group.

  8. Janet (verified owner)

    Beautifully drafted, every marking lined up even with grading sizes. I went exactly by my measurements and got a great fit, which is a rarity. My only adjustment will be to narrow the shoulders slightly on my next make (normal for me).

  9. Rowena (verified owner)

    I made one and am about to make another one. I appeciated being able to print the pattern pages with the lines for my size only.

  10. Jen (verified owner)

    I had some problems with the bodice facing here; it’s the eternal challenge we sewists have of sewing “blind.” Trying to get the facing edge caught while stitching in the ditch on the other side tended to distort the bodice because of the curved princess seams. Slip-stitching it didn’t totally solve the problem; in the end I just serged the raw edge of the facing and then laid it flat and topstitched from the right side. Other than that, this is a great pattern. I made it twice, once from a chambray and the second from a rayon challis. I did stabilize the seams on the challis.

  11. Kristie Price (verified owner)

    Superb dress pattern! The Celeste is very flattering and designed for an easy fit.

  12. Dianne (verified owner)

    I’m so glad I made a musin first. I found I could go down a full size with the C Cup option. Your directions are so easy to follow. It sewed up beautifully.

  13. Darlene (verified owner)

    Love this pattern!

  14. Marilyn (verified owner)

    Loved the finished dress so much I have cut out a second one. Did the muslin for top, used A, then increased to B. Fit perfectly, didn’t have to put in the zipper. Will send you a picture of finished dress later today. Thankyou for a wonderful pattern

  15. virginia u. (verified owner)

    Thanks, very nice dress

  16. LINDA (verified owner)

    I was happy with the pattern. I did have to go down a size compared to my measurements

  17. Joan (verified owner)

    This is a great pattern!

  18. Donna (verified owner)

    Love design & cup sizing; easy to construct with clear instructions

  19. Virginia (verified owner)

    I just finished this dress and it fits perfectly. I’m going to make another one for me and one for my daughter. Itch to stitch is my favorite e-pattern company for the following reasons:
    1. They have the best instructions of any other company I have used by far. There are little pictures with each step along with the written instruction step.
    2. The patterns are easy to print and to arrange in order when you print at home.
    3. The pattern tiles are easy to tape together.
    4. they have layers, allowing you to print just the size you need, but you can also print different top and bottom size and they show you how to merge them.
    5. You get all sizes when you order a pattern. You can print them all if you want. Some companies only give you one size up and one down from your size.
    6. Many of the patterns have variations so you get options to make it your own.,
    I will keep trying other companies but I keep going back to itch to stitch.

    My only wish is for them to make a few basic wardrobe pieces in petite size. Definitely a hole in the market for this.
    Love this company

  20. Nancy (verified owner)

    Perfect summer dress. Loose and breezy but the princess seams give a very nice shape. I omitted the zip. Easy to assemble, with great instructions. Next version will be sleeveless, in linen.

  21. Anonymous (verified owner)

    well drafted pattern

  22. Brigetta (verified owner)

    I just love this dress and see many more in my wardrobe. There are quite a few steps, but Kennis instructions make it so easy. My next one I will skip the pockets and make it a bit longer as it hits me a bit above the knee.

  23. Carol (verified owner)

    These are the best “Indie” sewing patterns available!

  24. Kirsty (verified owner)

    Easy to follow instructions. Lovely shape to this dress. Delighted and will make many more

  25. Terry (verified owner)

    Beautiful dress. Very good instructions.

  26. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Wonderful dress

  27. Rosa (verified owner)

    Very comfy dress and easy to sew with the very clear instructions, as usual.
    Merci !

  28. Laurel (verified owner)

    I love the lines of this dress. It is loose-fitting but has the look of something more fitted.

  29. Ágnes (verified owner)

    This is a great pattern. I sewed 14 DD, next time I will sew 12 and grade up to 14 at the bust only, as it fits my bust but one size larger at other parts of my body. It is flattering on me as to my family members and colleagues.

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Pattern with Cup Sizes (Sizes 00 to 20)

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
112.5

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.

Celeste Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF) was last modified: September 20th, 2020 by Kennis Wong