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Brenda’s Bow Back Top & Dress


(2 customer reviews)


Simple Life Pattern Company
Brenda’s Bow Back Top and Dress
Sizes 2t – 12
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner

This top and dress features a very unique back. The beautful bows really make the dress stand out. If you are not keen on bows, skip them for a strappy back look. Brenda now includes a modesty back panel for those who would like a little more back coverage.  Brenda’s features 2 lengths, tunic and dress. You can choose from a simple gathered skirt, gathered skirt with accent strip and hem band or gathered skirt with accent strip and ruffle.  It also has 4 sleeve lengths- sleeveless, short, 3/4 and long. This dress is perfect for special occassions and holidays or even just everyday wear. With no buttons or closures, this is a fairly fast / easy sew.

This pattern has an A0 file for larger format printing.

This pattern has been updated to feature our new interactive layout. To see more about this new pattern, please watch our YouTube video.

This pattern features layered pattern pieces. You can print all sizes or just the size you need.
This pattern also features no trim pages. Simply overlap the pages, match up the lines and tape. Easy peasy.

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This listing is for a digital file, not a physical item. This tutorial includes detailed step by step instructions and pictures to make all variations listed. Pattern pieces are all computer drawn with the exception of square or rectangle pattern pieces, those are listed in a cutting chart to save you paper & ink.

Fabrics for the pattern cover and steps in this pattern were kindly provided by Art Gallery Fabrics. Dare by Pat Bravo.

2 reviews for Brenda’s Bow Back Top & Dress

  1. Erica

    This dress was super easy and did not take very long at all! I did the long sleeved option, and I cannot wait to make the other sleeve lengths as well. Such a fun dress!

  2. Anonymous

    This is a simple patterns with a great outcome! I had tons of fun sewing this. Clear instructions, lots of photos. This is my first simple life pattern but I’ll be back for more.

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