Davina Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

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You can’t help but feel pretty and elegant in Davina Dress. The slightly curved v-neck portrays grace and poise. The waistband is designed to sit high for a short-waist/long-leg look. The optional pockets adds interest yet are very functional. You also have 5 sleeve options. It is a pattern that takes you through the hot summer until the chilly fall. Above all, because it uses knit fabric, Davina Dress is very comfortable too!

Davina Dress Features:

  • Graceful curved v-neck with a slightly-gathered front
  • Waistband that sits high for a short-waist/long-leg look
  • Feminine half-circle skirt
  • Optional slash pockets that add interest and function
  • 5 sleeve options: sleeveless, short sleeve, med-short sleeve, 3/4 sleeve and long sleeve
  • 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? Davina Dress pattern now includes an additional large format file (A0) that you can send to your print shop to print!


Photo courtesy of Little Sweet Petunia, Sew MarisSnow Sews and East and Eden.

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Number of pattern pages: 27 (on A4 or Letter Size Paper)

Number of instruction pages: 17

See Davina Dress Pattern Release Announcement for more photos

Size Chart

Davina Dress Body and Finished Garment Measurements

Choosing Your Size

  1. Compare your bust circumference (fullest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that fits your bust best. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  2. Compare your waist circumference (narrowest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that fits your waist best. If you are in between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  3. It’s OK to use different sizes for the bust and waist. All you have to do is print the sizes that you need (see “Printing Instructions” and “Blend Sizes” in the instructions), and blend the lines from one size to the next from the bust to the bust to the waist.
  4. Because it is a flare skirt, the hip is essentially unconstrained; therefore the hip measurement is not used to determine the size.
  5. Keep in mind that if your fabric has a looser knit or more drape, your garment will be more relaxed and larger. You may consider a smaller size for a more fitted look.
  6. If you are taller than 5’7” (170 cm) or shorter than 5’4” (163 cm), you should consider lengthening or shortening the bodice (see “Lengthen/Shorten” in the instructions), unless you have long/short torso.

I highly recommend that you check your fit by making a test garment with inexpensive fabrics that have similar weight as your final garment fabrics. You may sew the garment without the lining for fitting. Also, beware that the bodice will appear shorter before attaching the skirt.


Fabric Use light to medium light-weight knit fabric with at least 75% four-way stretch. Jersey, matte jersey, interlock and very-light weight French terry are great choices. If you use fabric with less stretch, you may choose a larger size. Conversely, if you use fabric with more stretch, you may choose a smaller size. The same fabric is used to line the bodice. However, if your knit fabric is on the heavier side, you may choose to line the bodice with a lighter-weight knit fabric. Jersey and tricot are great choices.

Other Materials

  • 2.5 yards (230 cm) of 3/8" or 1/2" (1 cm or 1.25 cm)-wide bias fusible stay tape (or make your own using light-weight interfacing


  • Ball-point or stretch machine needles
  • Walking foot for your sewing machine (optional)
  • Serger machine (optional)
  • Cover stitch machine to finish your hems (optional)
  • Twin needles to finish your hems (optional)

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.


Davina Dress PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Imperial


Davina Top PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Metric 

3 reviews for Davina Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Stephanie (verified owner)

    Flattering dress with clear directions that included many helpful tips. Thanks!

  2. Catherine (verified owner)

    I really love the neckline, so flattering.

  3. Tiffany (verified owner)

    Loved the pattern easy to see up

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