Fable Dress - Adult
Digital Pattern + Video Class

Fable Dress - Adult
Digital Pattern + Video Class

$14.00 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
Skills you will learn:  Princess seams, set-in sleeves, gathering, in-seam pockets, (optional) bias binding.  Fitting adjustment resources included.

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

Size Range 0-32
Skill Level   Adventurous beginner - Intermediate

View size chart + fabric requirements

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  • 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
Adaptive

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 (33.1″ x 46.8″) 
  3. Projector - specially-formatted and optimized for home projector use.  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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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.

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M. (Sydney, AU)
Love!

Such a good pattern. I had a few dress patterns but I had given up as they never quite were right. I have made one and have more cut out. Comfy and looks great!

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Danielle B.
Beautiful fit, clear instructions

I am a newbie to sewing wovens. But this pattern was easy for me to follow, and the fit was spot on with necessary grading (which was fortunate as I didn't make a toile). I appreciated the video for steps where I was unsure.
My version was with waist elastic and ties in linen.

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Ned S (Newnham, AU)
Fabulous

I love this pattern. I’ve made three so far, two adult and one child and I’ll be definitely be making more. Easy and satisfying to make.

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Angela Ferrantelli (Niagara Falls, CA)
The fable dress

Twig &Tale give you very clear instructions and measurements for this dress. If you follow their advice and make a toile first you won’t be disappointed. I’m looking forward to making the next one, one size down with a full bodice lining. It’s very comfortable, and I love the pockets

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Diane Buote (Halifax, CA)
Beautiful dress!

All of the twig and tale patterns give detailed instructions so even novice sewers can create a well-finished product! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to make gifts for people I love!

Customer Reviews

Based on 34 reviews
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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…

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.

M
M. (Sydney, AU)
Love!

Such a good pattern. I had a few dress patterns but I had given up as they never quite were right. I have made one and have more cut out. Comfy and looks great!

D
Danielle B.
Beautiful fit, clear instructions

I am a newbie to sewing wovens. But this pattern was easy for me to follow, and the fit was spot on with necessary grading (which was fortunate as I didn't make a toile). I appreciated the video for steps where I was unsure.
My version was with waist elastic and ties in linen.

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Ned S (Newnham, AU)
Fabulous

I love this pattern. I’ve made three so far, two adult and one child and I’ll be definitely be making more. Easy and satisfying to make.

A
Angela Ferrantelli (Niagara Falls, CA)
The fable dress

Twig &Tale give you very clear instructions and measurements for this dress. If you follow their advice and make a toile first you won’t be disappointed. I’m looking forward to making the next one, one size down with a full bodice lining. It’s very comfortable, and I love the pockets

D
Diane Buote (Halifax, CA)
Beautiful dress!

All of the twig and tale patterns give detailed instructions so even novice sewers can create a well-finished product! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to make gifts for people I love!