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 Tempo Sundress is just what you need for hot summer days. This design is meant for woven fabrics and features a soft v neckline, thick straps to conceal bra straps and two tiers of skirt. In-seam pockets are included and are anchored at the waistline to keep them securely in place. The dress can be made with one tier that hits just above the knee or add the second tier for a mid-calf length.
The back of the Tempo features a panel that can either be shirred or elasticated to make this very easy to fit and fun to wear! No need to worry about what bra to wear- the thick straps and mid-back length bodice makes it easy to wear with just about any bra.
Tempo Sundress Features:
- Meant for woven fabrics
- 2 lengths: knee and midi
- Optional inseam pockets
- Full bust option
- Back panel can either be shirred or elasticated
Sizes: XS-5X (See Size Charts here)
Skill Level: Confident beginner
Pattern Formats Included:
- Print at home for US letter & A4 paper, trimless format with layers
- Large format file for copy shop printing. This file will print on two A0 (33″ x 46″) size sheets. Be sure to instruct your printer to print actual size in black and white on their cheapest paper. We recommend PDFPlotting for printing the large format files.
- A projector file is also included for those using projector technology
Try the coordinating Girls Tempo Sundress to get a matching set.
Add a cute flutter to the straps or add in a bra strap holder. Learn how here.
sewtosowjesus (verified owner) –
The minute I saw this pattern I squealed. It’s all I ever wanted in a sundress pattern. I just finished sewing my first one and it is just as I expected: fabulous! Great pattern and with a few adjustments to my body I have a beautiful sundress. I sewed the knee length version but added an inch in length ( I am 5’6″ approx). I used a lightweight rayon that is perfect for summer. Thank you for another great pattern. I can’t wait to sew more!
Shaunell (verified owner) –
When I saw this pattern I knew I wanted to make it right away. The instructions are very clear and have great images to help make the steps easy to understand. I love the shirring detail in the back, the tiered skirt, and that is has pockets. I love that I can wear it with a bodysuit or t-shirt underneath. This is definitely a favorite pattern for me! I would 100% recommend!
Jessica Vermillion (verified owner) –
I absolutely adore this dress and have enjoyed every bit of the sewing process in making this dress. I’ve made 2 thus far, but see more in my future makes. It’s the perfect sundress. The wide straps and design of the neckline make this style fit very well over a bra with no visible signs of your under garments, even with a wider strap bra. I had never shirred anything prior to this pattern. The process was very easy and turned out perfectly the first time. Love Notions instructions are always very well written and easy to understand. I highly recommend this pattern!
Heather Hahn (verified owner) –
This is the first non costume dress I have ever made. It was so fun to put together, the shirring detail was easier than I thought. I did end up putting in underbust darts as there are 10 inches between my bust and waist measurements, so thus allowed some shaping in my case. The skirt has the perfect amount of movement. Have gotten compliments each time I wore it!! One of the things I like best about love notions is how well the pattern peices fit together .
Shirley Jarrett (verified owner) –
I made 2 dresses from this pattern, the wearable toile & the one in a fine cotton fabric. The shirred panel in the back gave me some issues but was resolved when I adjusted the machine tension. Love Love Love this dress.
Dawn Arnott (verified owner) –
I have just finished making this dress, ready for our English summer. I used a cotton batik fabric and love this dress. I will be making more. Thank you for a great pattern.
Veronica Whelan (verified owner) –
This is EXACTLY what I was looking for. I’ve made it up in a gorgeous navy linen, and just adore wearing this dress.
kj.broady (verified owner) –
Love this dress. Not as hard as I imagined. Made my test out of a colorful bedsheet and it actually turned out good enough to wear!
emily.nucaro (verified owner) –
I love this dress pattern. I had just the right amount of ease and the elastic back ensures that it’ll be comfortable no matter what you’re doing
It also works well with quilting cotton/poplin, which I always appreciate.