Sauve Sundress – Sew House Seven


Sauve Sundress – Sew House Seven


The Sauvie Sundress is the perfect strappy summer dress to reach for when you are wanting comfort, ease and style in those hot summer months. It’s also perfect for layering over a t-shirt as a pinafore when the temperatures drop. Sauvie can be anything from a swim cover-up to a casual summer dress to an elegant evening gown depending on your fabric choice.

Confident beginner level pattern

This pattern is available in the standard size 00 – 20, or the Curvy Fit for sizes 16-34.

Pattern Features

The low front and back V-necklines and narrow straps were designed to cover bra straps and optional bra keeper instructions are included to hide and secure your bra straps within the garment for that extra couture detail.

With two pocket options, three hem finishes, two waist finishes and two hem lengths, you can mix and match any of the version’s features.

  • Front & Back V-necklines – the back neck is low but should just barely cover a bra.
  • Shoulder straps that cover bra straps with optional bra keeper snaps.
  • Bust Darts
  • Pockets: Version A= topstitched, single layer pockets; Version B= in-seam, loose pockets
  • Version #1 – loose at the waist with above the knee hem.
  • Version #2 – loose waist, midi length with side vents.
  • Version #3 – wide elasticized waist, midi hem, A-line skirt.
  • Version #4 – wide elasticized waist, midi hem length with bottom ruffle.

Fabrics, Sundries & Tools

Fabrics: Light-weight woven fabrics such as linen, linen blends, cotton lawn, silk noil, silk crepe de chine, wool gabardine and just about any woven dress-weight fabric that isn’t too thick or stiff. Note that stable fabrics such as cotton lawn may result in a tighter fit at the upper bust while fabrics with drape such as rayon challis may result in a looser fit.

Sundries: Thread, light-weight fusible interfacing, versions #3 & #4 – 1 1/2″/40mm wide elastic. Optional bra keeper chain and snap requires two small snap sets approximately 8mm or size 2/0 and a hand sewing needle.

Tools: Fabric scissors or rotary cutter, iron and ironing board, straight pins, tailors chalk, hand sewing needle.

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Extra Info


“My name is Peggy and I had been designing and making patterns in the apparel industry for many years up until 2014 when I started Sew House Seven. I started my own business as I felt the need to return to my sewing roots. I love how this business lets me connect with other makers who love creating.

Like most of you, I constantly look for the right balance between work, family and play.   I am a wife and mother of a young boy and I have a strong passion for outdoor sports.  I really love to sew but at this point in my life, I find that if my projects take longer than a few days, I may not ever finish them.

Sew House Seven is a small Independent pattern company.  My focus is on however, not limited to creating beautiful women’s sewing patterns for beginners that can be sewn up rather quickly yet appeal to sewists of all levels.  The pattern instructions are very detailed and provide an opportunity to learn while sewing.  Each style has a special design feature that makes it unique and appealing to any level of sewist.  After all, a good design is a good design no matter how simple”.

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