The Trapeze Dress - Merchant & Mills


This is a classic, simple swing dress, with a the option of making it 3/4 sleeved, sleeveless or short sleeved, with a button back opening. Its a simple pattern that comes together quickly making it an excellent beginner project. 

This is a multi-size paper pattern in an envelope, including sizes 8 – 18. Seam allowances are included in the pattern at 1.5cm, unless otherwise stated.

Designer: Merchant & Mills

Skill Level: Beginner

Fabric Suggestions: Light, medium and heavy-weight fabrics, such as cotton, cotton lawn, denim, corduroy, tweed, scuba and linen would also be good. Degree of drape will create a different effect.

Fabric Requirements: Up to 3.25m for dress with sleeves - see picture for more information. 

    You Will Need: 

    • For the dress you will need up to 10 x buttons 20 – 23mm. 
    • Sewing machine and basic tools
    • Matching thread
    • You will need 0.35M of fusible interfacing for the sleeveless version and 0.25M of fusible interfacing for the sleeved version both views