Hourglass Patterns©-Texture/Color Block Top or Maxi Dress. Sizes XS-XL. Create many looks with one sewing pattern.


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The texture block Top allows you to color block or texture block the front yoke. The fit is contoured throughout with semi athletic back styling. Back seam allows for perfect fitting. Includes Jig to make into a midi or maxi dress. Add on Midi/Maxi Front and Back included in a separate file. Add Midi/Maxi portion to designated placement line on the pattern to create a dress. Sizes: XS-XL

You will need 1-1 1/2 yards of stretch fabric and 1/4 yard of contrasting stretch lace or stretch mesh. If converting pattern to a maxi dress you will need a total of 3-3 1/2 yards of stretch fabric, pluse the 1/4 yard of contrasting fabric.

Designed for stretch knits only:
Stretch Jersey
Stretch ITY
Stretch Lightweight Ponte Knits

Please note that my patterns are designed specifically to print on the USA standard paper size of 8 1/2" x 11". If want to purchase my patterns and your country uses a different paper size, please contact me before purchase so we can discuss reformatting to meet your criteria.

Welcome to Hourglass Patterns Store. All my patterns are drafted by hand and tested multiple times to ensure accuracy. I draft my patterns to accommodate a larger bust, and more muscular bicep and shoulder. This pattern is graded for XS/S/M/L/XL

Hourglass pdf patterns have the following benefits:

-Easier, time saving pdf format so you don't have to overlap to match up points, simply abut the 8.5" x 11" paper and tape it
-Easier storage of the pattern because it folds up cleanly into an 8.5" x 11" stack
-Sized for XS/S/M/L/XL, giving you more room for grading to your actual size
-Key body measurements denoted on the patterns, making it easier to alter to your measurements
-Online sewing tutorials available on at sewsuccessful.blogspot.com
-When applicable, some patterns will have sewing jigs, allowing you to alter some design elements of your pattern or to assist you with construction. This pattern includes a jig to convert the top to a maxi dress.

Download includes a 6x8 envelope cover to identify your Hourglass Pattern for tidy storage and filing.

After payment a downloadable pdf link will be sent to your email. No paper printouts will be mailed. The listing is for file download only.


Bust/ Waist/ Hip/ Top Length/ Dress Length

XS: 28.5 26.5 32.5 25 51
S: 32.5 30. 5 36.5 26 52
M: 36.5 34.5 40.5 27 53
L: 40.5 38.5 44.5 28 54
XL: 44.5 42.5 48.5 29 55

Sizing (Includes side seam allowances, but does not include
back seam allowance. If design has a center back seam, then
add 5/8” to totals above)

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Another amazing pattern from Laurie. I made this color block dress using the jig. Also made a top and both are spectacular ! Thank you Laurie, I'll be back for more patterns !
Apr 23, 2017 by Holly Winter

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