AVFKW - The Tendril Dress Pattern

We are thrilled to present our third sewing pattern, the Tendril Dress!

This bias cut dress is wonderfully simple to sew. This classic silhouette can be worn throughout the year. Make it in a light color for your classic summer dress to be worn with sandals and a sun hat. Or try it in a darker color and pair it with tights, boots and a cozy sweater for the winter months. We also love it as a blank slate for any kind of natural dyeing or surface design projects!

While the pattern seems simple with only two pieces, it’s also a good introduction to advanced techniques including sewing on the bias, bias facing, and French seams.

Click here to view the pattern specs and fabric requirements.

Skill Level: intermediate
Sizes: 37"-47" bust*
Yardage: 2-2.25 yards**

* Due to bias cut and drape of fabric, 3” of ease is recommended. In the photos, Kristine is wearing a size 41" with 3" of ease.

** This pattern is intended to be sewn using a plain weave, 55” wide, 100% linen fabric. We have been using Robert Kaufman’s Antwerp and have found it wonderful to work with. If you are using an alternate fabric please be aware that the yardage requirements may be different, and the fit and drape of your garment will be altered. You should always make a fit muslin to test any substitutions in fabrication and any alterations to the pattern.


PLEASE NOTE: This item is for a printed version of the Tendril Dress. It is also available as a PDF download here.

Our printed patterns are printed locally!

The Print Pattern includes:

+ The Tendril Dress pattern (all sizes)
+ Sewing directions


*Coming Spring 2020 - a wider range of sizes! 7/23/20 - ETA: Due to the pandemic, unfortunately it will be Summer 2021 for a range of new sizes. We will be selling through our current stock of printed patterns and will not be re-ordering new printed patterns until we can include a larger range of sizes. We will continue to sell downloadable PDFs, and will allocate the income from the sale of these patterns, to expanding our range of sizes.