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Tessa Sheath Dress

(7 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 Tessa Sheath Dress is a simple knit dress with lots of style. The dress features a bateau or scoop neckline, optional yoke detail and five sleeve lengths: sleeveless, short, elbow, 3/4 and long. Two hem lengths are also included- above knee and shin. Bonus- the bodice part of the pattern can also be easily mashed with the Sybil Skirt Collection! The bust, waist and hip lines as well as apex are marked on the pattern to make customizing the dress easy! The Tessa Sheath Dress has feminine shaping at the back and the pattern is packed with tips on customizing the dress to your unique shape. The Tessa dress is a quick sew with no closures or darts!

This pattern features layers and trim-less assembly! Also included is an A0 large format file for printing at your local copy shop (such as Office Max, Staples, etc.). The Tessa Sheath Dress will print on two A0 size sheets. When sending the large format file to printers be sure to tell them to print in black and white, actual size and to check the 1″ and 4″ boxes to be sure the print out is accurate.

A projector file is also included for those using projector technology to save time and paper!


Instant downloadable pdf pattern contains:

  • 29 pages of pattern pieces for 2 dress lengths, 5 sleeve lengths and 2 neckline options.
  • Bonus pattern- the bodice of this dress will work with all the Sybil Illusion Skirt styles!
  • Bust, waist and hip lines are marked as well as apex to make customizing the size easier.
  • 2 pages of inspiration photos from pattern testers.
  • Cutting guide and the ability to print just your desired size(s) with the Adobe layers feature and a print chart to print just your desired style and size pieces.
  • Cutting layout guide. Pieces are tiled so a large space to assemble is not required.
  • 5 pages of bright and clear step by step color illustrations and photos.
  • 2 page to customize the fit.
  • Glossary of needed sewing terms.
  • Troubleshooting guide.
  • The tutorial has been optimized for most tablets with click or touchable links to each part of the pattern. Print only the pages of pattern pieces and use your tablet or computer to read the instructions to save on ink and paper! Alternatively, you may print the whole document.
  • All Love Notions patterns are designed for both letter and A4 paper printing
  • With this pattern you now have the ability to print just your desired size(s) and feature trimless pattern assembly!! When you open up the PDF in Adobe, select the layer thumbnail on the left hand menu and then select the size(s) you wish to print. See this tutorial for more information. All Love Notions patterns are designed for both letter and A4 paper printing.
  • All Love Notions Sewing Patterns may be used in your at home sewing business. Mass production is strictly prohibited.

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Size and fabric requirements

7 reviews for Tessa Sheath Dress

  1. Evelyn

    As always, love the options, so far I have done sleeveless, 3/4 sleeve, bateau and scoop neckline. Pretty fun!! I especially love Tami’s purple testing picture!

  2. Victoria

    I’m writing this review while currently wearing my Tessa Sheath dress bodice/Sybil Skirt mashup. I adjusted this with a dartless FBA in the front, and the results were unlike anything else I could find in RTW. I have four of these dresses in my closet and I’m planning many more. I usually leave off the sleeves to make room for blazers and cardigans, but I hope to make one with 3/4 sleeves. When you add this pattern to the Sybil it just gives you so many options. Another great pattern that is so worth the money!

  3. Tiahna Conrad (verified owner)

    Such a great pattern and a good staple! Fit it perfect and is easily dressed up or down depending on fabric choice. Can be worn year round and I love it! Especially when mashed with Sybil illusion collection – infinite options!

  4. Zulma (verified owner)

    Tessa is a super versatile dress, so flattering in all body shapes and super accurate instructions, I love it!

  5. jillscookiesanddreams (verified owner)

    I LOVE the Tessa dress!! I’ve made two so far: one yoke option out of double brushed poly and one with a sweater knit. The DBP dress fits well and I made it before church one morning. It’s a quick sew with easy to follow directions. I should have sized down on the sweater knit as it’s baggier, but still pretty and comfortable. I plan to make lots more of these!

  6. Patty

    The trimless pages make assembly so easy! Another great pattern for my hard to fit short body. Thank you!

  7. Amanda (verified owner)

    The Tessa dress is a breeze to make, and fit me perfectly! I made one (my first dress ever!) to wear to a wedding, and I got so many compliments on it.

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