July 13, 2020

The Appleton and Pembroke Dresses, now in sizes 12-32

Two beloved knit dresses are joining the growing collection of patterns in our extended size range: the Appleton Dress and the Pembroke Dress & Tunic! Both patterns are now available in sizes 12-32 and cup sizes C-H in PDF. Plus, save 40% on Pembroke kits this week only—no coupon code necessary.

Knit dresses are the ultimate “secret pajamas”, and it doesn’t get better than the Appleton Dress and the Pembroke Dress. The Appleton features cross-over wrap designed to play up your curves with a built-in waist tie and a deep v-neck—plus, its innovative neckband design prevents gaping at the bust. The Pembroke Dress is a classic t-shirt dress with three neckline options and multiple sleeve lengths and finishes. You can build a whole ultra-comfortable wardrobe with just these two patterns!

The Appleton Dress and Pembroke Dress & Tunic patterns are now available in sizes 12-32 and cup sizes C-H in PDF, and we will be updating the printed patterns as well as soon as we’re able. These two patterns join our growing list of patterns available up to size 32 including the Ipswich Swimsuit, Concord T-Shirt, Calder Pants & Shorts, Turner Dress, and others. (See the list of patterns in sizes 12-32 here.)

Already own either the Appleton or the Pembroke? If you have previously purchased a PDF copy of either pattern directly from us, you’ll receive the updated pattern(s) automatically in your inbox. If you purchased a printed copy directly from us, you can email us at hello@cashmerette.com with your order number and we’ll send you the updated PDF files. If you purchased a printed or PDF copy from a different retailer, you can send us a photo of your receipt or proof of purchase to hello@cashmerette.com to receive the updated PDF files.

The Appleton Dress

The Appleton Dress is where it all began for Cashmerette. This curve-friendly wrap dress was the first pattern we ever released, almost five years ago now. (Hard to believe it’s been that long already!)

Wrap dresses have been a classic wardrobe staple for decades, with good reason. The Appleton is the ideal garment when you want to look dressy, but be ultra-comfortable too. We also find it very accommodating for folks whose weight fluctuates: just tie the wrap tighter or looser depending on what your body needs that day. (See more of our suggests for sewing for weight fluctuation here.)

Friend and Cashmerette model Michelle is wearing an Appleton Dress in a size 26 C/D graded to a 30 at the waist and hips. She measures 55” bust, 50” waist, and 60” hip, and she is 5’ 6”.

Sewing your first Appleton Dress? Get step-by-step instructions and photos in our Appleton sewalong as well as Appleton inspiration from makers in the sewing community and from ready-to-wear fashion.

The Pembroke Dress & Tunic

A true “secret pajamas” pattern, the Pembroke Dress & Tunic is simple, chic, and made from jersey or lightweight ponte so you have maximum comfort all day, but with that extra bit of polish you know you can get from Cashmerette. Whether you go solid or color-block, use the waist tie or the turtleneck (everything is interchangeable), it’s so easy and quick to sew up the different variations that you’ll be building your Pembroke mini-wardrobe in no time.

Donna (left) measures 49″ bust, 47″ waist, and 56″ hip. She’s wearing a Pembroke Tunic in a size 20 E/F graded to a 28.

Jenny (right) measures 48″ bust, 40″ waist, 47″ hip and is wearing a Pembroke Dress in a size 18 G/H.

Sewing your first Pembroke Dress or Tunic? Learn how to grade between sizes here, then get inspired by other curvy makers with our Pembroke roundup here.

Save 40% on Pembroke Kits This Week Only

Want to take your t-shirt dress up a notch? We’ve got two gorgeous two-toned Pembroke Dress fabric kits featuring high-quality jerseys sourced specifically for this pattern. These kits are 40% off this week only—no coupon code required! (Offer ends July 20, 2020 at 11:59 PM EDT.)

Up first, we have a Pembroke kit with a navy cotton jersey front and contrasting abstract prism digitally printed jersey back. So wearable, but with an elevated look! Save 40% on this navy & abstract prism print Pembroke kit.

Our second Pembroke kit features a black rayon jersey front with a contrasting tropical print soft crepe jersey back. It’s a magnificent two-toned look! Save 40% on this black & tropical print Pembroke kit.

We can’t wait to see what you make with the Appleton Dress and Pembroke Dress & Tunic! Be sure to tag your photos with #AppletonDress, #PembrokeDress, and #PembrokeTunic on social media so that we can marvel at your fabulous new garments.

2 thoughts on “The Appleton and Pembroke Dresses, now in sizes 12-32

  1. Gretchen says:

    Hello! Just got my email for the new Appleton version and noticed the ease in the finished garment measurements has changed quite a bit. Do you plan on doing a post on the fit differences in the new draft?

    1. Ayelet says:

      Hi Gretchen, we’ve made some tweaks to the Appleton over the years but there were no changes with this latest update other than the addition of the two new sizes. You may be working from one of the original versions of the Appleton, and if it’s working for you, I say keep on using it!
      -Ayelet at Cashmerette

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