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I love a loose-fitted linen dress whenever the weather warms up. Unfortunately, the hot and very warm summers are never promised in the UK. However, I have had the pleasure to enjoy a few warm ones which have felt like I was back in Africa. It is those times that have made me look for a pattern like this cocoon dress.

This Cocoon dress was a free pattern in one of the UK sewing magazines which I missed out on. However, I later managed to get my hands on it and I quickly made my very first dress. I am sure I will be making a few more dresses from this pattern really soon.

Pattern Description

Simple sew Cocoon Dress Sewing Pattern Review

This Cocoon dress is a statement style that is suitable for all body shapes and sizes. It is a versatile style that can be dressed up or down for all occasions. For a more fitted look, it could be paired with a narrow belt.

It does not require any zips, buttons or darts which makes this Cocoon dress a super quick and easy garment. And this makes it a great choice even for complete beginner to dressmaking.

Simple sew Cocoon Dress Sewing Pattern Review

Pattern Sizing It comes in UK sizes 6 - 20

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, It did.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy to follow even for a complete beginner.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked how quickly this dress comes together. And the fact that you do not need any fitting whatsoever if you choose the right bust size.

Simple sew Cocoon Dress Sewing Pattern Review

Fabric Used: Cotton and linen blend with vibrant stripes.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did not make any alterations to this pattern but I intend to eliminate the seam on the front the next time i make this dress.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes and yes. This is a beginner friendly pattern as it comes with no closures and needs no fitting whatsoever.


I love this dress so much and I am planning on sewing a few more really soon and maybe one in african wax print fabric. I have found my warm summer holiday dress. Thank you for stopping by.

Simple sew Cocoon Dress Sewing Pattern Review

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