April is an A-line dress pattern designed for woven fabrics. It features a wavy design line that goes all the way around the body. Make April in an understated linen, or go wild with a colour block!
The skirt has two different options: a gathered view and a flat view, so you can choose your silhouette. It also comes with the option of a rounded tie belt, which echoes the curves of the dress design.
This is an easy-fit pattern, the only closure being a hook and eye at the back neck. There are three bust fit options available, so you can get a great fit.
If you are feeling ambitious, you can up the skill level with a pocket hidden in the wavy seam. Or, keep things simple and discreet with an in-seam pocket at the side.
April will increase your skill set and keep your sewing life interesting!
What you get:
This product is a digital download and includes printable PDFs of the pattern in both A0 (for large format printing at copy shops), and A4/US Letter size (for printing at home).
Included with the pattern is a fully illustrated instruction booklet with step by step directions to achieving sewing success.
- Your PDF files are layered! You can choose to print only the sizes you need.
- Learn to sew curved seams, gathers, facings, and two different types of pockets with step-by-step instructions and diagrams.
- The three different styles of bust fit are packaged in separate files for quick and simple printing.
- April balances more challenging sewing with utter simplicity: With no need for zips or buttons, and cut-on sleeves, you'll be surprised how quickly she comes together!
Find all the extra inspiration and info on sewing this pattern at our April page.
April is designed for light to medium weight non-stretch wovens. Choose fabrics with a stable weave so that the wavy design line can hold its shape. Sew in cotton chambray, cotton voile, linen, and stable viscose/rayon. Suitable for directional prints.
Sizes 28 to 40: 0.9m (1 yard) of lightweight woven fusible interfacing.
Sizes 42 to 52: 1.2m (1.3 yards) of lightweight woven fusible interfacing.
Thread, one hook and eye fastener.
The fabric requirements allow for directional prints. Allow extra fabric if lengthening the garment, or matching large-scale prints.
April is suitable for intermediate sewers, but confident beginners can sew this pattern too. The wavy pocket view is an advanced technique that is optional within the pattern. For an easier sewing experience, pick a more stable fabric.
Available in sizes 28 - 52.
Our model wears a size 34, in the medium bust fit style.
The apricot-coloured dress is crinkle linen, and is the above-knee length.
The dark grey dress is tencel suiting, and is the above-knee length.
The colour-blocked dress is linen, and is the shorter length.
Forget-me-not patterns are designed for a height of 5’6” (168cm).
See our sizing page for our sizing charts and additional information.