Camille Dress Pattern

on July 30 | in Sewing Tutorials + Patterns | by | with 12 Comments

Daniela Gutierrez-Diaz from On the Cutting Floor has two new dress designs to share with you. The first is the Camille Dress, perfect for date night or summer weddings! Find Daniela on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook, and learn more in her introduction. (Daniela’s introduction also includes links to two of her popular dress designs at On the Cutting Floor!) We’ll share another dress from Daniela in August…

The Camille Dress

Created by On the Cutting Floor for Sew Mama Sew.


  • Printed patterns
  • 2 ½ yards of mid-weight knit fabric
  • Matching thread
  • Ballpoint needle
  • Scissors

Printing Instructions:
This printable PDF pattern is assembled by overlapping ½”. The pattern comes in letter size paper. To print this pattern, download the PDF document. Select FILE, then PRINT. It will print 42 pages. Wait until all the pages are printed before taking them from the printer; it will make it easier to assemble. When finish printing, place the pages as the layout below. Then use tape to put them together. Now cut the pieces.

Here is the picture of the printing layout:

Sometimes, there are problems with the printing process and the patterns come in the wrong size (a little bit smaller). To avoid this, check the 1 inch square inside of the front bodice pattern. It will help you to see if the patterns are the correct size.

The PDF pattern comes in sizes from 4 to 22 (US Size). The colors for each size are:
4: Black
6: Red
8: Green
10: Blue
12: Orange
14: Purple
16: Yellow
18: Pink
20: Light Green
22: Brown

This pattern comes with a 1/2 inch seam allowance, unless indicated otherwise.

Mid-weight knit cotton

For 60″ wide fabric: 2 1/2 yards (the dress pieces are cut on bias)

Please note that in order to have the best results working with knits you will need a ballpoint needle and a zig-zag setting on your sewing machine.

1. Place layer 1 and 2 together, both right sides facing up.

2. Place the layer 3 at the top, with the wrong side facing up.

3. Pin and sew along the top.

4. Place the front of the dress and the layers together, right sides facing up.

5. Place the back piece of the dress on top of the front piece, wrong side facing up.

6. Pin and close sides and shoulders.

7. Fold the neckline and armholes by ½ inch. Pin and sew along.

8. Finish by folding the hemline ½ inch. Pin and sew along.

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12 Responses to Camille Dress Pattern

  1. Daniela says:

    Thanks Deanna! I am glad you like it 🙂

  2. Daniela says:

    Thanks Jonie! I am glad to hear that. Send me pictures when you get yours 🙂

  3. Daniela says:

    Thanks Miriam 🙂

  4. The dress looks gorgeous! Thanks for the helpful instructions!

  5. Daniela says:

    Thanks Kathy for your words. It is true, the disguise ”method” works so well for the tummy area 🙂

    About your question. There are basically two top pieces: one shorter for the back and one longer for the front. When creating the layers, you need to add the ”layered” pieces to the shorter top; then, place the longer one on top and attached those two fronts by the shoulders, armholes and sides.

    Thanks again 😉

  6. Kathy says:

    I love it! I have a similar dress that I bought, and the layers disguise my tummy! One question though: in step 3,you have us pinning & sewing the top to the bottom layer, but the way you show it in the finished dress, the top tier hangs loose over the bottom. I’m confused! 🙂 Am I reading it wrong?

  7. Jonie Brooks says:

    You have knocked it out of the park as usual! Such a beautiful dress! I can’t wait to make one.

  8. krystina says:

    Thank you for this!

  9. Daniela says:

    Thanks for sharing my work! I have loved to collaborate with you 🙂

  10. Penny says:

    I like the dress and the way the back is made. It’s made different .

  11. Samina says:

    What a cute, summer dress. Thanks for the pattern. I’m off to find suitable fabric & a racer-back bra…

  12. Such a pretty dress! Thanks Danielle for the great pattern!

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