March Top and Dress


Size Range: 0-30 (up to a 58″ hip)

View Size Chart & Fabric Requirements

The March top and dress is a fun retro-style pattern featuring voluminous sleeves in two lengths and a gathered skirt (View A), gathered peplum (View B), or a straight peplum (View C). We love this whimsical design because it is comfortable, easy to style, and fun to wear! The interfaced front and back bodice panels add visual interest and provide a great place for a featured fabric or embellishment like embroidery. Views A and B are finished with a neck tie that you can tie in the front or leave to hang open. View C has a clean neckline finish with no tie. The neck tie can be added or removed from any of the views. The dress view features extra deep inseam pockets that are secured into the waistband seam.

SKU: HC-MARCH Category:

Pattern Details

Sewing Level: Intermediate
Size Range: 0-30 (up to a 58″ hip)

Recommended Fabrics:
Light to medium-weight woven fabrics with no stretch. Linen, cotton (lawn, poplin, voile, seersucker, shirting, double gauze), Tencel twill, and rayon/viscose challis or poplin will work well. Structured fabric like crisp cotton lawn will have more dramatic volume and drapier fabrics like rayon challis will have more fluid movement. 

Required Notions:

  • Thread
  • Lightweight fusible interfacing 19” (48 cm) x 38” (97 cm)

This is a print-at-home PDF pattern.
This pattern is designed to print at home on A4 (8.3” x 11.7”) or letter (8.5” X 11”) sized paper. Copyshop file is also provided (A0 – 33.1″ x 46.8″). A comprehensive instruction booklet is included.

About the author


Helen Wilkinson is the designer and founder of Helen's Closet Patterns. She also co-hosts the Love to Sew Podcast! Helen is obsessed with all things sewing and strives to share her passion and knowledge with the sewing community.