Esther Dress – PDF Sewing Pattern


The Esther is a romantic, bohemian inspired dress with a lower back cut-out, bow that can be tied in the front or the back, it also comes with a option back panel.

The bodice is  fully lined  View one closes with a beautiful bow at the back and features a pleated bodice.  View two is a knee length, sleeveless dress without pleats.  Both views have the optional back modesty panel.

The skirt is elasticated at the back and you can make the lower back more or less exposed by using a longer or shorter length of elastic.

Make your Esther in a light weight cotton for a more structured look and a fuller bow, or create a  softer flowy summer dress in a rayon or crepe fabric.

Have a look at our instagram  hashtag #AppalachiasewsEsther for inspiration and see what other sewists have made.




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The Esther Dress comes in a size 6-30 with a bust of 31-55


Light- to mid-weight woven fabric such as cotton lawn, linen, or rayon. Use drapey fabrics for a flowy look or firmer fabrics for a more structured result.

Light weight fusible interfacing.


The downloadable pattern file contains:

  • printable pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop format) in all sizes
  • fully-illustrated printable instruction booklet

The Esther Dress pattern is either  A4 pages, 68 US letter pages, or 3 A0 copy shop pages (sizes 6-20), or 68 A4 pages, 78 US letter pages, or 4 A0 copy shop pages (size 18-30).


So what is a PDF pattern?

A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home on US letter size, A4 and copy shop.  If you’re using the us letter or A4 size options, you will simply download, print at home, tape together and start sewing begin! When you print the pattern, print at 100% (you might have to uncheck the scale box). Print page 1 first, the test square.