Sydney Dress

The Women’s Sydney has been on my sewing table twice so far! The first time, I sewed the pockets in wrong TWICE. I threw it into a corner. I have some pieces, some parts are in the scrap bin, and I think there also may be a piece of it on the bookcase in my bedroom. So this time when Momma Mia needed a new dress, I decided I would make the Sydney again. I gave myself a little pep talk and set to work.

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Momma Mia always requests two things when I sew for her. Elbow-ish length sleeves and the dress length should be around her calves. She was in luck, as these were both options for the Sydney dress.

5oo4 Sydney XL-XXL

We decided she will have the elbow length sleeves, Tea length dress and it would be a half circle skirt not a full circle. She also got the Jewel front neckline and the Scoop for her back neckline.  Here are all the options included with the Sydney Dress.

  • Regular and Full Bust Adjustment (FBA) pattern pieces are both included
  • Lift Up nursing option included
  • Multiple neckline options!
    • The front neckline can be Jewel, Scoop, or V-neck.
    • The back neckline can be High, Low scoop, or V-neck.
  • Fully Lined Bodice
  • Short, Elbow, Three-quarter, and Long sleeves
  • Multiple Skirt Options!
    • Half Circle – Peplum, Knee, Tea, and Maxi Lengths
    • Full Circle – Peplum and Knee Lengths
  • Sizes XXS-5XL

    The bodice is fully lined which means it uses a bit more fabric than just a regular top, but the neckline is super neat since there is no banding, no binding, or no top stitching. I had a 4 yard length of this amazing brushed poly fabric, which I got from Sly Fox Fabrics, but ending up needing just a little bit more for one half of the lining. Thankfully, I have a well-stocked scrap pile! 5oo4 Sydney XL-XXL (3)

    Overall, this dress sewed fairly quickly even though it has a lot of steps. Pockets, lined bodice, sleeves, and a mile of hemline on this dress. It was all worth it, Momma Mia is happy and likes twirling around in her new dress! 5oo4 Sydney XL-XXL (1)

    If you love the Sydney Dress too, you can pick it up here! I promise you will be glad you did!
     If you need some beautiful fabrics. go checkout Sly Fox Fabrics.

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5oo4 Sydney XL-XXL (2)

Author: SequoiaLynnSews

I am a single dog mom of two and we happily reside in a small house in Ohio. We spend our days playing fetch, digging holes in the garden, and sewing, lots of sewing. We have high hopes of moving to the mountains someday. The dogs don’t really know that yet, but they will understand. I shamelessly hoard fabric and feel slightly sorry for whoever has to sort my stash when I am gone. I am employed full time in a industry that requires little of my creativity, but basically lets me wear whatever I want. So it works out. I can usually be found behind one of my sewing machine avoiding human contact. I test a lot of clothing patterns and therefore always have a new outfit to share. You have most likely found my blog through some sort of sewing outlet and will quickly realize that I am sewing for a plus size body. For reference, I am 5'1 and wear a range from a 2-5x. Sizes change with every designer and you can't trust ready to wear sizing when you are making your own clothing. Your tape measure will become one of your most used tools and if you misplace them like I do, you should pick up several. I will be sharing the good, the bad, and the A-MA-ZING with you… So stay tuned. I will also try to teach you a few of my tricks along the way. People always tells me they want to learn how to sew. My best advice is you have to start. Just do it! You are going to mess up, you will break needles, you will ruin the pretty fabric, you will stab your fingers, but you will learn. You will make something and you will wear it. Someone will say, “I like your shirt.” and you will smile and say, “Thanks, I made it.” You will race home and make something else. Pretty soon you have made more good things than bad and you will feel proud of yourself and you should. I will be proud of you too. :) Ok, that is enough rambling, I have sewing to do. :) SequoiaLynn

One thought on “Sydney Dress”

  1. Love this post! Mama looks so pretty in her new dress! I have this pattern and am really excited now about making it for fall/winter. I made another dress a few weeks ago and was a little disappointed with how it turned out, but even tho the top is lined, I think this one will be easier to do. Thanks for sharing!


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