Harrison hourglass dress

Structured hourglass midi length dress sewing pattern in US sizes 4×0-18


A statement piece, this Harrison dress has a dramatic hourglass shape, exaggerated sleeve accentuated with a pleat, high-low waist that sits above the natural waistline, round neck, covered 2-way zip fastening at the front, longer midi length, wide sleeve opening, and side slit pockets.

The bodice of the pattern comes in two sleeve lengths: below the elbow and bracelet length for easier summer and winter versions adaptation. Featured construction techniques include French seams, flat fell seams, pockets set into flat fell seams, hidden front placket with 2-way zipper, and binding on sleeve hem and inner seams.

Samples shown range from medium weight dense linen blend in white, medium weight cotton twill in green, and medium weight wool cashmere blend in navy. Model is 5’6″ and falls between sizes 4 and 6, measuring 35″ Bust (34DD-32E)/27″ Waist/38″ Hip, wearing straight size 4 in white and navy, and straight size 10 in green.

This pattern is geared toward intermediate to experienced sewers, looking to build up their sewing skills. Think of it as a mini-course on various techniques, where I take you into my sewing atelier and show you the high-end finishes you can find in a luxury ready-to-wear garment.

Suggested fabrics: to maintain this design’s shape, choose light to medium weight woven fabrics with enough density to hold shape in cotton, linen, wool, and various blends.

Estimated yardage: 45″ wide fabric, Sizes 00-08: 2.25 yards/205 cm; Sizes 10-18: 2.65 yards/240 cm.

54″ wide fabric, Sizes 00-08: 1.8 yards/163 cm; Sizes 10-18: 2.25 yards/205 cm.

Notions and recommended tools:

2-way zipper about 34” long, 3 to 5mm wide (zipper teeth), zipper tape width measuring 3/8” to 1/2” on either side of the chain (teeth). Adjust the length to your preference. 

1” wide grosgrain double the length of the zipper plus 2”

Bias binding in a lightweight fabric for the inner sleeve, waistline, right and left fronts, and neckline (samples shown used cotton voile)

Fusible for front opening and pocket stabilization

What’s included

– Layered PDF Pattern, available in 3 print sizes: print-at-home US letter/A4, and 2 large formats in US Copyshop and A0.

– Printing pattern layout

– Visual help on using a layered function in Adobe PDF

– Pattern measurement chart

– Markers (fabric layout) and estimated fabric yardage

– Cutter’s Must and order of operations

– Detailed step-by-step instructions

Download instructions: Once you have purchased the pattern, your files will be available to download right away. You will also receive an email with a download link. You may download the files up to three times before your link expires. 

Strictly no refunds or exchanges. 

Legal disclaimer: This pattern and included instructions are copyrighted by Pattern Line Inc.,  and intended for personal use only. If you are a brand or a person who would like to use it commercially, please contact us for approval.