#1401 Dandelion Tank Top
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Dandelion Dress & Top #1401

$14.00 $14.00

instantly downloadable PDF pattern

Like dandelions that grow anywhere, you can wear a Dandelion Dress or Top everywhere.

fits 30″-47″ busts

Product Description

This dress was made for moving about. It has a few inches of ease, which has been shifted to the front so you can easily eat or go gallavanting around without feeling constrained. While it is a semi-fitted pattern, it has a flattering silhouette that follows your curves since it is fitted at the bust & along the back.

A versatile pattern, it can be sewn up six different ways: as a scoop necked sheath or top, a sweetheart necked sheath or top, a yoked tank sheath or top. Pair it with a cool cotton or linen for the summer or sew it up in wool for the fall. Make it into a chic yet comfortable little black dress or a whimsical top in a fun print. The instructions also include plenty of ideas to help you customize your pattern to match your style.

With only five to seven pattern pieces, this pattern won’t take too long to make, but its unique seaming details and construction method will let you flex your sewing muscles. Princess seams race up the back & curve around to the front to form a French dart. The princess seams running up the front of the dress end at the French darts. The scoop neck & sweetheart neckline options are finished with facings while the yoked tank is finished with bias tape. A center back zipper allows you to more easily adjust the fit of the back.

Worried about being able to modify this pattern for your body type? The instructions also tell you how to grade between sizes & modify the bust to achieve a good fit for your body. The bust darts have also been graded so that the smaller sizes accommodate smaller busts while the larger sizes accommodate larger busts.

Your PDF pattern will come with a printing guide so you only print the pages you need for the version & size you want to make from the nested pattern.

The pattern also features a recipe for a dandelion pesto as well as a printable envelope to make storing your pattern pieces easy & convenient.


Pattern complexity is rated at spicy because of the non-conventional construction & curved pattern pieces. An intermediate (or adventurous beginner) sewer can successfully sew this pattern.

18″ invisible zipper, 15″x17″ (38x43cm) piece of lightweight fusible interfacing for options A & B, 2 to 2-1/2yd double fold bias tape for option C

medium to light weight fabrics like underlined voile or lace, lawn, challis, chambray, crepe, suiting, jaquard, ottoman, medium weight ponte or doubleknit with minimal to no stretch


How to Assemble your PDF Pattern Envelope

Sewing Glossary

8 reviews for Dandelion Dress & Top #1401

  1. :

    oops nevermind, I figured it out…. I cut the pattern pieces wrong!! D: Oh well I’ll just add another seam, lol

  2. :

    Hi, I’m having a REALLY hard time figuring out how to sew the side panels to the backs.. It seems like there is 2 inches of extra fabric between the side seam and the dart.. am I doing something terribly wrong? can anyone help? Thanks!

  3. (verified owner):

    A real treat! No problems with the fit. Added length to bottom and sleeves, about 2 inches. Clever pattern and cool design lines. I just finished my second one and I can see many more ways to use this in my wardrobe.

  4. :

    It’s lovely, and I do like your instructions. I will need to make a SBA for my next version, but you explain how that will work nicely with the yellowtail sewalong, so thank you – a very enjoyable sewing experience.

  5. :

    This top was such a delight to make. The design lines are amazing, and would look wonderful with some color-blocking. The pattern is drafted really well, as all Disparate Discipline patterns are. I really enjoyed making this dress/top, and hope to make a few more in the future!

  6. :

    I was a pattern tester for this pattern. I had very little time to get it finished so I cut it out and sewed it together without fitting it. The only alteration I made was to add 2″ to the length. Miracles of miracles, the dress fit perfectly! I am now planning to make a little black dress and another using a combination of fabrics. A great little pattern to add to your collection.

  7. (verified owner):

    If you are a collector of sheath dress patterns that all end up looking pretty much the same and are looking for a fresh twist the you MUST try this pattern. What Mari has achieved with the lines of this dress is nothing short of a magic trick for a pear shaped figure.

  8. :

    While I was one of the few who didn’t fit this pattern right out of the envelope, I absolutely LOVE the silhouette and seam-lines! I believe this is one of those patterns that is pure magic once it fits.

    I’m determined to tweak the fit for myself (and I’m liking it more and more as I work with it) because it’s so interesting – both in construction and visual details.

    Everyone should give this pattern a try just because the pieces are so different from the standard shapes usually seen and the instructions are easy to follow.

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