The Circe Dress Pattern - PDF
The Circe Dress Pattern - PDF
The Circe Dress Pattern - PDF

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The Circe Dress Pattern - PDF

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This pattern is an adaptation of the Field & Forest Dress found in my book, The Modern Natural Dyer. When researching ancient textiles for that book, I was captivated by boxy, angular tunics popular throughout time. This classic style worn for thousands of years is zero waste -- it uses nearly every bit of the fabric it’s cut from. And it fits a wide variety of body types.

I originally created the Field & Forest Dress as a way to teach you how to naturally dye garments and to give you the skills and confidence to dye and sew your own wardrobe. So in case you ever want to dive in deeper, check out the full instructions for sewing and dyeing your dress in The Modern Natural Dyer.

~ Kristine


As this dress is made from rectangular pieces of fabric, it is easy to modify.

To make it: 

+ Larger, buy double the fabric, and add width to each of the panels. 
+ Smaller, purchase the same amount of fabric as listed, and trim the panels down. 
+ Shorter, purchase the length of fabric for the length you want. A shirt would be cute! 
+ Longer, purchase the length of fabric for the length you want and add slits to the side, so you can walk easily.


Skill Level: Beginner 

Finished Measurements: Length 34" (86.3 cm), circumference at hem 51.5" (130.8 cm), V-neck 9.5" (24.1 cm) deep, arm opening circumference 19" (48.3 cm) 

Yardage: 1.5 yards (1.4 m) light to medium weight fabric, at least 54" (1.4 m) wide 

Suggested Fabrics: Can be made out of a wide variety of fabrics such as light to medium weight linens, cottons, silks, and wools.

The sample shown in gold is a silk wool blend. The sample shown in dark olive green is made from linen. 


+ Scissors
+ Ruler or measuring tape
+ Pins
+ Fabric marking pen
+ Sewing machine and related supplies


PLEASE NOTE: This item is for a digital PDF version of the Circe Dress. 

PDF Download includes :

    + The Circe Dress Pattern
    + Pattern cutting directions
    + Sewing directions