Butterick Dress pattern B4443

This summer dress with a bias-cut skirt has been the runaway favourite with my beginner class, since its introduction in 2012. Six options (or ‘views’) exist – with or without sleeves, ribbon trims, tie belt, v-neck or round, or strapless (not recommended). Pattern specifies lined bodice, but most students choose to line the skirt as well.

Available in sizes 8 – 22, but check size chart, as pattern sizes are generally significantly smaller than ready-to-wear.

Recommended fabrics: linens, cottons, poly-cottons, ginghams. If lining skirt (recommended), buy same quantity of lining as dress fabric.

B4443: pattern envelope back (can also be downloaded as pdf)
Click image to download a pdf version of pattern information

 

Butterick size chart

Measurements in inches

SIZE
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26
Bust  291/2 301/2 311/2 321/2 34 36 38 40 42 44 46  48
Chest  271/2 281/2 291/2 301/2 32 34 36 38 40 42 44  46
Waist  22 23 24 25 261/2 28 30 32 34 37 39  411/2
Hip  311/2 321/2 331/2 341/2 36 38 40 42 44 46 48  50

Measurements in centemeters

SIZE
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26
Bust  75 78 80 83 87 92 97 102 107 112 117  122
Chest  70 73 75 78 81 87 92 97 102 107 112 117
Waist 56 58 61 64 67 71 76 81 87 94 99 104
Hip  80 83 85 88 92 97 102 107 112 117 122 127