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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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”.
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.
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.