Color block dress

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Color block dress Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Petite, Tall



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Previous experience in sewing knits is recommended.

Pattern Description:

I LOVE this dress! I can assure you that I am not as slim as this dress makes me appear, but the design, shape, dark side panels and careful shaping to the center panel creates an illusion that makes the wearer look slimmer and smoother. I've combined mine with a border print for the center panel but this dress also looks great in a solid too.

Make this dress loose and figure skimming or really turn some heads with a figure hugging look and some vibrant colors.

Looks best with a patterned or brighter central panel and darker side panels to emphasise your shape.


* Scooped neckline with binding.
* Slightly A-Line skirt
* Center back seam for perfect fitting
* Princess seams front and back
* Use dark panels on the outside for a slimming effect
* Shaped panels front and back
* Wide shoulders
* PDF download with full step by step photo instructions

You can see examples of this dress from the pattern testing team at

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Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • For 34-42 bust, up to a 46 hip


  • 1.25 yards each of the main and the contrast fabrics

About Designer

About Designer

Deby Coles on

I'm originally British and now live in the Cayman Islands where I like to spend my time staring dreamily at the clear blues of the Caribbean sea and sky, and sewing.

I'm just starting to blog about my sewing projects and journey in learning to sew - find me here: I love to try out the best of the internet's free sewing patterns and have just started to offer some of ...

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