Fable Dress - Adult
Digital Pattern + Video Class

Fable Dress - Adult
Digital Pattern + Video Class

$16.00 USD
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An effortless, elegant style, the Fable Dress is equally at home pottering around the garden, or dressed up for an evening out.  The fit is relaxed, but not oversized, with a  princess seam bodice, gently-gathered skirt, and gloriously deep inseam pockets.  

The Fable features a functional button front, but can also slip over the head without fasteners.  With three sleeve lengths and options for both a faced or fully-lined bodice, the Fable adapts with the seasons for year-round wear. 

Optional waist ties or back bodice elastic add versatility for fluctuating weight, and provide plenty of choice for creating different looks.   

Skill level: Adventurous beginner - Intermediate

Fitting adjustment resources: Included

Skills you will learn:  Princess seams, set-in sleeves, gathering, in-seam pockets, (optional) bias binding  

Video for Adult Fable Dress by Twig + Tale GIF

Video Support: A full course of clear, concise videos accompany this pattern, alongside a comprehensive written and photographed instruction booklet.

Size Charts + Fabric requirements

Choose between two size ranges:
0-22   (A-L) 
Size 0 starts where the children's sizes finish
14-38 (H-T)

Twig + Tale Sewing Patterns Size Chart - Metric

Twig + Tale Sewing Patterns Size Chart - Imperial

Fabric Requirements + Finished Garment Measurement - Sizes 0-22 (A-L)


Fabric Requirements + Finished Garment Measurement - Sizes 14-38 (H-T)

Views
  • Princess seam bodice
  • Gently gathered, knee-length skirt 
  • Functional button front is perfect for nursing
  • Three sleeve lengths: short, 3/4, and long 

  • Deep inseam pockets
  • Faced or fully-lined bodice
  • Bound facings for a beautiful finish

  • Optional waist ties
  • Optional back bodice elastic for shaping
  • Optional patch pockets (blogpost)
  • Optional simple non-button front (blogpost)

 

Sizes 0-22 (A-L)

Fable Dress Sewing Pattern views by Twig + Tale

Sizes 14-38 (H-T)

Fable Dres Sewing Pattern Views sizes 14-38 by Twig + Tale

Adaptive

Included Adaptive Add-on: Post Mastectomy 
Pre-adjusted pattern pieces for post-mastectomy.  Pattern pieces for a flat front closure on either one or both sides.  This includes a custom tutorial, and specific fitting resources.

These adaptive pattern pieces are available in Print-at-Home, A0 Copyshop and Projector format. 

If you purchased the Fable Dress pattern before these resources were added, simply re-download the pattern from your account to access them.

Bonus Resources 
Printing Info + FAQ

This is a print-at-home PDF pattern and includes three printing options:

    1. US Letter/A4 - tiled and designed to print on your home printer
    2. Copyshop - A0 wide-format file
    1. (33.1″ x 46.8″) 
    2. Projector - specially-formatted and optimized for home projector use. 
  1. Read more about using our projector files here 

All pattern printing formats include “layers”, allowing you to print only the size(s) you need, or all of the sizes. A comprehensive sewing instruction tutorial is supplied.

View pattern FAQ 

Customer Reviews

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Nicole S. (Genk, BE)
Perfect (daring) beginner project!

The pattern (and especially video tutorials) were great and easy to follow. I've never made a garment before but couldn't be happier about the end result. No regrets about buying this pattern and I'm definitely going to make it again, and with nicer fabric now that I've built some confidence!

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Angelique Espinosa (Quezon City, PH)
Breasfeeding dress hack

Quick to sew and easy to follow instructions. I hack it with a invisible zipper to make it breastfeeding dress.

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sue bolger (Melbourne, AU)
amazing

Why did l wait so long to purchase this amazing pattern..l never thought that l would be able to sew something so lovely l am not a sewer but the instructions are so easy and clear anyone can do this..l have made four all different sizes with success each time.

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Quilty (New Kensington, US)
So fun with easy directions

I am so happy with the ease of creating this dress. I thought I’d need the video support but directions are clear and easy to follow.

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Natasha (Calgary, CA)
My new favourite dress!

I have made one and am currently working on my second for me and one for my daughter. The pattern so detailed and helpful! And all the extra tips to make it fit just for you is so great’ I am sure I will be making more than 2 of these.

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Sandri van Heerden (Sydney, AU)
Comfy and stylish play dress

Made the fable dress for my little girl, in a light cotton linen for summer! Easy to construct and the fit is great. Yet to add some embroidered patch pockets…

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Marie (Vienna, AT)
I am in love

I finished my (first) Fable Dress and I love it. I am an advanced beginner, and the video tutorials for all the more challenging parts were such a great help for a professional looking garment. I love the attention to detail and the care instructed in the pattern. I learnt a lot sewing this and can't wait to make a second version soon.

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Emily Williams (Canberra, AU)
Enjoyable sew, comfy dress

The written instructions, videos and blog support made it so easy. I’ve taught myself to see as a hobby and thought this dress might be to much of a challenge but I’m glad I tried. I love the results. I was able to lengthen, add piping and change to a plain front with ease. It’s the first time I had done that with any pattern and I didn’t feel lost or confused at any stage. The dress is super comfy and versatile.

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Marie (Vienna, AT)
Marvellous Design

I sewed this dress as part of a birthday outfit for my friend's daughter and I really love how it turnt out. I am a beginner sewist, but the instructions were great to help me finish a stunning little dress that will work for all kinds of occasions. Love the extra big pockets, too! I didn't encounter any trouble throughout the sewing process. Thank you!

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molly lasko (Okazaki, JP)
So lovely!

This really is a lovely pattern, easy to follow and producing a beautiful dress. I’ve made one, but have designs on two more in the next month, I think it will become a staple of my kiddo’s closet.

Customer Reviews

Based on 39 reviews
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Nicole S. (Genk, BE)
Perfect (daring) beginner project!

The pattern (and especially video tutorials) were great and easy to follow. I've never made a garment before but couldn't be happier about the end result. No regrets about buying this pattern and I'm definitely going to make it again, and with nicer fabric now that I've built some confidence!

A
Angelique Espinosa (Quezon City, PH)
Breasfeeding dress hack

Quick to sew and easy to follow instructions. I hack it with a invisible zipper to make it breastfeeding dress.

s
sue bolger (Melbourne, AU)
amazing

Why did l wait so long to purchase this amazing pattern..l never thought that l would be able to sew something so lovely l am not a sewer but the instructions are so easy and clear anyone can do this..l have made four all different sizes with success each time.

Q
Quilty (New Kensington, US)
So fun with easy directions

I am so happy with the ease of creating this dress. I thought I’d need the video support but directions are clear and easy to follow.

N
Natasha (Calgary, CA)
My new favourite dress!

I have made one and am currently working on my second for me and one for my daughter. The pattern so detailed and helpful! And all the extra tips to make it fit just for you is so great’ I am sure I will be making more than 2 of these.

S
Sandri van Heerden (Sydney, AU)
Comfy and stylish play dress

Made the fable dress for my little girl, in a light cotton linen for summer! Easy to construct and the fit is great. Yet to add some embroidered patch pockets…

M
Marie (Vienna, AT)
I am in love

I finished my (first) Fable Dress and I love it. I am an advanced beginner, and the video tutorials for all the more challenging parts were such a great help for a professional looking garment. I love the attention to detail and the care instructed in the pattern. I learnt a lot sewing this and can't wait to make a second version soon.

E
Emily Williams (Canberra, AU)
Enjoyable sew, comfy dress

The written instructions, videos and blog support made it so easy. I’ve taught myself to see as a hobby and thought this dress might be to much of a challenge but I’m glad I tried. I love the results. I was able to lengthen, add piping and change to a plain front with ease. It’s the first time I had done that with any pattern and I didn’t feel lost or confused at any stage. The dress is super comfy and versatile.

M
Marie (Vienna, AT)
Marvellous Design

I sewed this dress as part of a birthday outfit for my friend's daughter and I really love how it turnt out. I am a beginner sewist, but the instructions were great to help me finish a stunning little dress that will work for all kinds of occasions. Love the extra big pockets, too! I didn't encounter any trouble throughout the sewing process. Thank you!

m
molly lasko (Okazaki, JP)
So lovely!

This really is a lovely pattern, easy to follow and producing a beautiful dress. I’ve made one, but have designs on two more in the next month, I think it will become a staple of my kiddo’s closet.