November 14, 2016

Introducing the Cashmerette Turner Dress

1.6.2020 update: the Turner Dress PDF pattern is now available in sizes 12-32.

Drumroll please… Today I’m psyched to introduce you to the the Cashmerette Turner Dress!

It’s a simple knit dress that looks amazing on curvy figures, and it’s perfect for beginners who want to make a dress they’ll be proud of, or more experienced sewists who fancy an easy satisfying sew.


Cashmerette Turner Dress
Cashmerette Turner Dress


The Turner Dress has a lined bodice with a beautiful V-neck that looks amazing if you are blessed in the bust department! There are three sleeve lengths (short, three-quarter and long), and a gently flared skirt which has just the right amount of swoosh without being a fabric hog.

Cashmerette Turner Dress

Cashmerette Turner Dress

Depending on the fabric you choose, the Turner Dress can be a casual weekend dress you throw on with a cardigan and a pair of boots, or a smart outfit for the office. I also love wearing mine with a skinny belt!


Cashmerette Turner Dress

Cashmerette Turner Dress

As with all Cashmerette Patterns, the Turner Dress is designed for curves, which means it comes in sizes 12 – 28 and cup sizes from C – H.

There are also plenty of opportunities to adjust it further for your body: the dress was designed for a height of 5’6″, but there are lengthen/shorten lines so you can alter it for your height. The waist hits at the high waist, but again, it’s super easy to make it lower or higher if that’s what your heart desires!

Cashmerette Turner Dress

The Turner Dress pattern is available in a beautifully printed paper format, or in a PDF format that you can print at home or take to a copy shop (and both versions have all the sizes included!).

Cashmerette Turner Dress

Cashmerette Turner Kits

And of course a Cashmerette launch wouldn’t be complete without kits. We’ve sourced 5 gorgeous fabrics for you, to create kits that contain 3 yards of lovely rayon jersey (enough to make the long sleeved version in any size) and a copy of the printed pattern.

First up, this amazing high-quality autumnal jersey in shades of mustard and burgundy is fabulous, and I’m wearing my version all the time.

Cashmerette Turner Dress

Then we have (clockwise from top left): a beautiful rich burgundy solid jersey, a bold fabulous navy and white thick stripe, an equally amazing coral and navy stripe, and finally a sassy leopard print!


I hope you love the Turner Dress as much as I do – it’s definitely one of those patterns where I think “oh, I want something new to wear tomorrow” and I can whip it up in a single evening! And, if you’re just starting out with sewing, it’s a great option for learning how to sew with knits and ending up with a fabulously fitting garment without endless alterations. I can’t wait to see what you make!

The Turner Dress sewalong will be starting next week, where we’ll take you step by step through the whole construction process with lots of photos. In the meantime, make sure to tag your dresses with #TurnerDress on social media so we can share the love!


7 thoughts on “Introducing the Cashmerette Turner Dress

  1. Meri says:

    This is everything I want in a knit dress!

  2. Chani says:

    Love the design! But would a non-stretch rayon work instead of a stretch fabri for the turner dress?

    1. No, the pattern is designed for stretch fabrics.

  3. Catherine says:

    Looks lovely!

    Would this work in a ponte fabric for a winter dress?

    Many thansk!

    1. Ayelet says:

      You’ll want to make sure the ponte you’re using has enough stretch (50% crosswise) and that it’s fairly lightweight. The bodice of the Turner relies on negative ease, so if your ponte doesn’t stretch enough it won’t fit properly. I would also recommend lining the bodice with something lighter weight, like jersey.

      We also have the Rivermont Dress which is designed specifically for stable knits like ponte and scuba:

      -Ayelet at Cashmerette

  4. displacedheelKerry says:

    After filling out my sizes to see what size I need, it was suggested that I use a size 20 (e/f cup size) and a size 30 waist. Can I grade between that many sizes? What to do?

    1. Ayelet says:

      Hello! Yes, you can grade between that many sizes on the Turner, or you can try a slash-and-spread approach to distribute the additional width throughout the garment rather than just at the side seam. Or if you’re in between the size 28 and size 30 for the waist, you could go with the size 28.

      -Ayelet at Cashmerette

Let me know what you think!