Sauvie Sundress - Sew House Seven
Sauvie Sundress - Sew House Seven
Sauvie Sundress - Sew House Seven
Sauvie Sundress - Sew House Seven

Sauvie Sundress - Sew House Seven

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The Sauvie Sundress is the perfect strappy summer dress to reach for when you are wanting comfort, ease and style in those hot summer months. It's also perfect for layering over a t-shirt as a pinafore when the temperatures drop. Sauvie can be anything from a swim cover-up to a casual summer dress to an elegant evening gown depending on your fabric choice. 

Skill Level: Confident beginner

This standard pattern is for sizes 00-20; cover model 5' 9" and wearing size 12 with 1" added length

The curvy pattern is for sizes 16-34; cover model is 5' 11" and wearing size 24 with 2" added length

This pattern features:

  • A low front and back V-necklines and narrow straps were designed to cover bra straps and optional bra keeper instructions are included to hide and secure your bra straps within the garment for that extra couture detail.

  • With two pocket options, three hem finishes, two waist finishes and two hem lengths, you can mix and match any of the version's features.

  • Front & Back V-necklines - the back neck is low but should just barely cover a bra.

  • Shoulder straps that cover bra straps with optional bra keeper snaps.

  • Bust Darts

  • Pockets:  Version A= topstitched, single layer pockets; Version B= in-seam, loose pockets

  • Version #1 - loose at the waist with above the knee hem.

  • Version #2 - loose waist, midi length with side vents.

  • Version #3 - wide elasticized waist, midi hem, A-line skirt.

  • Version #4 - wide elasticized waist, midi hem length with bottom ruffle.

Fabrics: Light-weight woven fabrics such as linen, linen blends, cotton lawn, silk noil, silk crepe de chine, wool gabardine and just about any woven dress-weight fabric that isn't too thick or stiff.  Note that stable fabrics such as cotton lawn may result in a tighter fit at the upper bust while fabrics with drape such as rayone challis may result in a looser fit. 


  • Thread

  • Light-weight fusible interfacing

  • Versions #3 and #4- 1 1/2"/40mm wide elastic. 

  • Optional bra keeper chain and snap requires two small snap sets approximately 8mm or size 2/0 and a hand sewing needle.


  • Fabric Scissors or rotary cutter

  • Iron and ironing board

  • Straight pins

  • Tailor's chalk

  • Hand sewing needle