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Tessa Sheath Dress

(20 customer reviews)

$12.00

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!

Tessa Sheath Dress Features:

  • Meant for knit fabrics
  • 2 lengths: knee and shin
  • 5 sleeve lengths: sleeveless, short, elbow, 3/4 and long
  • Shaping at back
  • Optional yoke detail
  • Bateau and scoop necklines

Sizes: XS-XXXL (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

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Description

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The Tessa Sheath Dress pdf instant downloadable pattern contains:

  • The Tessa Sheath Dress pdf sewing pattern contains 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
  • 5 pages of bright and clear step by step color illustrations and photos.
  • 2 page to customize the fit.
  • Included is a print chart to only print the pages you need for your style choice.
  • In addition to the print-at-home file, an A0-sized large format file for copy shop printing is also included
  • A projector file is included for those using projector technology
  • 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 and fabric requirements

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Tessa Sheath Dress size and fabric requirement charts

Line Drawing

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20 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.

  8. Elspeth (verified owner)

    Delighted with this dress! It came together with lighting speed; I made it on a Sunday and wore it to work on Tuesday. My coworkers kept calling me “First Lady!” So glamorous and so comfortable. I made a straight 22 with the midi length.

  9. Amy (verified owner)

    Such a beautiful pattern for a classic, timeless sheath dress! This pattern went together so quickly, and I was able to get a size large sleeveless from only 1 yard! The instructions are great and the final fit is spot on. Depending on the fabric you use, this could work for a summer sundress, a beautiful business casual dress for the office, or even a formal cocktail dress. I love that it can be mashed with the sybil skirts as well. This will be a staple in my closet for sure!

  10. Hannah Carriere (verified owner)

    Another winner from Love Notions! Fun and easy to sew, fits great and is super flattering.

  11. Lindsey (verified owner)

    My daughter’s favorite dress pattern! I love the way this dress turned out. Stunning!

  12. Brenda (verified owner)

    Such a classic silhouette! I’m able to easily change the look with the addition of a belt, or a side ties, etc. Fantastic pattern for making that little black dress that everyone needs in their closet!

  13. Jaye Holland (verified owner)

    This is a classic! I just love the side tie option for this dress.

  14. stacie.small (verified owner)

    Such a wonderful pattern. I just love this dress.

  15. Sarah (verified owner)

    I love how easy this pattern is to make. It can be a simple black dress, or more dressy in a stretch lace. Lots of fun options.

  16. caci

    Easy quick sew for a wonderful dress. Pattern is laid out with very clear concise directions including help if you need to make adjustments for Full bust, swayback, petite, etc

  17. Gaby20ster (verified owner)

    Love notions patterns are the best I have found in fitting!! This dress saved me. I had a conference and I put one together in about 30minutes!!! Their instructions are easy, super true to size and their recommendations and support are awesome!

  18. Robyn Gerard (verified owner)

    The sheath is my favorite style of dress, and the Tessa Sheath is a great sew! Right after I finished sewing it, my 14 yo son looked at me and said, “Where are YOU going? That dress looks nice.” That was all the affirmation that I needed! Get this pattern if you haven’t already.

  19. Coreen Russell (verified owner)

    I’ve made about ten of the Tessa dresses. My daughter loves a sheath dress for work and she loves this. She’s got elbow sleeves and sleeveless and the latest dress has the waist tie. Such a great pattern with lots of good options.

  20. Jennifer Berkich (verified owner)

    I love this dress. So quick and easy to put together. I admit, I had to add a dart at the bust but when I figured out what I needed, I quickly sewed up 2 more dresses! LN has the best, easy to understand patterns out there!

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