December 1, 2023

Cashmerette Club: Meet the Dewey Dress, the Club pattern for December!

This holiday season, sew a showstopping party dress that fits you beautifully and feels ultra comfortable! Say hello to the Dewey Dress, the Cashmerette Club pattern for December. Join the Club for as little as $9 USD to get this pattern.

Take the stress out of finding a holiday dress that fits your curves—it’s time to dress to impress with the Dewey! The Dewey Dress is a sophisticated sleeveless knit dress with an asymmetrical neckline and eye-catching shoulder pleats, plus a midi-length tulip skirt with a pleated overlay. You can glam it up in stretch velvet or metallic lamé, or keep it simple in a jersey knit. And best of all, you can mix and match the Dewey’s bodice and skirt with the Grafton Dress, Top & Skirt Mix & Match Pack to create over 60 additional looks!

The Dewey comes in sizes 0-32 and cup sizes C-H and is available exclusively to Cashmerette Club members. Not a member yet? Join today for as little as $9 (cancel anytime).

Jan Marie is wearing a Dewey Dress in a size 6 E/F. Her measurements are high bust 33.5″, full bust 37″, waist 28″, and hip 38″, and she is 5′ 4”.

Rachel is wearing a Dewey Dress in a size 18 G/H. Her measurements are high bust 43″, full bust 49″, waist 40″ and hip 50″, and she is 5′ 5”.

Rae is wearing a Dewey bodice with a Grafton maxi skirt in a size 24 E/F graded to a 30 in the waist and 26 in the hips. Her measurements are high bust 48″, full bust 52.5″, waist 50″, hip 56″, and she is 5′ 5”.

Ana is wearing a Grafton bodice with the Dewey Skirt in a size 12 C/D graded to a size 14 at the waist and hips. Her measurements are high bust 38″, full bust 41″, waist 34″, and hip 44.5″, and she is 5′ 4”.

Meet the Dewey Dress

Glam up your wardrobe with the Dewey! Designed for curves, comfort, and style, the Dewey features:

  • Fitted bodice in cup sizes C-H with a lining for a clean neckline and armhole finishing
  • Trendy asymmetrical neckline accentuated with pleats on one shoulder
  • Waist darts for shaping
  • Optional waistband
  • Midi-length tulip skirt with a pleated overlay
  • Want even more options? You can mix and match the Dewey’s bodice and skirt with any of the bodices and skirts of the Grafton Dress, Top & Skirt to create dozens of additional looks. You can even use the Dewey’s skirt with the Mercier Jumpsuit‘s wrap top!

The Dewey is rated advanced beginner, and you can sew your first Dewey in style with our free step-by-step video sewalong, hosted by Saremy of Sew Sew Live.

Add even more drama to your Dewey by making a simple tie belt, like we did in black jersey for our model Rae. Simply cut rectangles at your desired width and length and sew them together with a taper at one end.

The Dewey is designed for light- to mid-weight knit fabrics such as jersey or ITY for a casual look, or use stretch velvet or lamé type fabrics for a more glam dress. Your fabric should have at least 25% stretch horizontally and 10% stretch vertically.

Jan Marie is wearing a Dewey in a cobalt stretch velvet, and Rachel is wearing a Dewey in a metallic gold ribbed knit. Rae is wearing a Dewey bodice with the Grafton’s maxi skirt in a rayon/spandex jersey.

A big thanks to our friends at Core Fabrics, who gifted us the lovely cotton/tencel jersey that we used for Ana’s Grafton bodice and Dewey skirt combo!

Fabric Requirements and Finished Garment Measurements for the Dewey Dress

Here are the fabric requirements for the Dewey:

And here are the finished garment measurements:

25% off Dresses All Month Long!

We want to help you look fabulous at all your holiday gatherings this year! So all month long, Club members get an exclusive coupon code for 25% off all of our dress patterns, including our ultra-popular Upton Dress and Appleton Dress patterns.

Club members, head over to the Club dashboard to get your coupon code.

The Upton Dress

The Appleton Dress

20% Off Stonemountain & Daughter

Our friends at Stonemountain & Daughter want to help you create your dream Dewey with 20% off jersey and knits throughout December!

Stonemountain & Daughter is a fabric shop based in Berkeley, California with an expansion collection—including stretch velvet and lamé that would pair perfectly with the Dewey. They ship worldwide, or if you’re lucky enough to live nearby, you can shop in person.

Members—you can head to the Club dashboard to get this Club-exclusive discount code. Not a member? Sign up today!

Also New in the Club this Month: Masterclass & Live Event

Club members in the Plus and All Access tiers get a new fitting masterclass every month! This month, Jenny is diving into back fitting. An ill-fitting back can mean that you can’t move your arms in the way that you’d like, or that you have excess fabric pooling at your lower back, or that your back neckline sticks out. If any of that sounds familiar, you’ll want to tune in for this masterclass!

Plus and All Access members also get access to this month’s live event. This month, we’re helping you level up your sewing game in the new year! Jenny’s sharing her favorite classes, books, and projects to help you take your sewing to new heights in 2024.

Head to the Club dashboard to learn more and register to attend. Can’t make it live? This event will be recorded and shared with members afterward.

Let’s start sewing!

We can’t wait to see what you make with this pattern! Join Cashmerette Club today to download the Dewey Dress and get started sewing instantly.

(Joining after December 2023? You’ll need to sign up at the All Access level to get the Dewey Dress.)

Let me know what you think!