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Cadence Dress & Top

(5 customer reviews)


All Love Notions Sewing Patterns are digital downloads, you may print them at home or send to a copy shop. A physical pattern will not be mailed to you.

The Cadence is a shift-style dress & top meant for wovens. Darts at the bust give the dress shaping, while the ease through the waist and hips give you a comfortable, easy to wear fit. The neckline and arms are finished with facings for easy construction.

Three lengths are included: shirt, knee length dress and maxi dress. The maxi dress length features slits up to the knee on each side. If you prefer more shaping at the waist, instructions to install a casing are included. Add a drawstring for a more casual look, or put the casing on the inside of the garment and add elastic for a dressier look. Five sleeve options are included: tank, short, 3/4, flare & bishop. Two neckline options are also included: scoop or notched scoop. This dress is a breeze to sew – no closures are needed! This pattern includes two bust options- a standard bust for those with a 1-3″ difference in high bust to full bust as well as a full bust option for those with greater than a 3″ high to full bust difference.

Also included with your purchase is a large format file for copy shop printing. This file is 150″ long by 36″ wide. When sending the file to your printer, instruct them to print actual size on their cheapest paper. An A0 size large format file is also included for international copy shops. This file prints on four, 33″ x 36″ sheets.

A projector file is also included for those using a projector to cut their fabric.


The Cadence dress and top instant downloadable sewing pdf pattern contains:

  • The Cadence dress and top sewing pattern contains 72 pages of pattern pieces for three views: top, knee length dress and maxi dress. Five sleeve options: tank, short, 3/4, flare and bishop. Two neckline options: scoop and notched scoop.
  • Included is a print chart to only print the pages you need for your desired style.
  • In addition to the print-at-home file, a large format file for copy shop printing is also included.
  • Projector file
  • 1 page to customize the fit.
  • 2 pages of inspiration photos from pattern testers.
  • Cutting guide.
  • Marked bust, waist & hip lines to make adjustments a breeze.
  • 9 pages of clear step by step black and white illustrations & color photos.
  • Links to two videos to help with tricky techniques.
  • Optimized for most tablets with links to each part of the pattern. Print only the pattern pieces and use a tablet or computer to read the instructions to save on ink and paper!
  • This pattern has the ability to print just desired size(s) and in addition features trimless pattern assembly! Open the PDF in Adobe, select the layer thumbnail on the left hand menu and then select the size(s) to print. See this tutorial for more information.
  • Designed for both letter and A4 paper printing.
  • Because we value work at home business, feel free to use this pattern in your home sewing businesses.

Size chart & Fabric requirements

Cadence size chart and fabric requirements

5 reviews for Cadence Dress & Top

  1. Trista

    So many options packed into one pattern. This is really the perfect dress pattern.

  2. Glenda (verified owner)

    I loved sewing this pattern up for summer. Let’s face it…sometimes you just crave an easy wearing shift dress out of a lovely woven fabric. I found the sizing to be spot on. I was also impressed with how simple the bust adjustments are to make! This is a classic pattern that I will enjoy sewing over and over again!

  3. Kaye (verified owner)

    I am so pleased with this pattern. I had all but given up wearing dresses, let alone making them for myself, until I tried this pattern. It is simple and yet looks good on. I have made 2 knee length, tank dresses and a tank top, with side splits, with a second tank top cut out and ready to sew. The full bust pattern piece makes such a difference to the fit. Thank you for such great pattern.

  4. Elizabeth (verified owner)

    Love this pattern! I made the maxi dress with elastic waist and it is so comfy and flattering. Thank you Tami for all your great patterns and for having such a great size range. As a plus sized customer, I always know your patterns will fit beautifully, be fun to sew and have great instructions and support.

  5. janefarris1 (verified owner)

    I just made my first tank from this pattern. I loves how it turned out. I’m very impressed with the fit, particularly the bust adjustment. The pattern was very easy to piece together. The instructions were very well organized and explained. The only trouble I had involved the tank facing. The link that demonstrates this is broken but I found a good alternate by “Threads Sewing” https://youtu.be/wlx93fYpFOY. Other than that, I will be making more items from this pattern.

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