Darling Ranges by Megan Nielsen

A v-neck, buttoned shirt or dress with optional pockets and multiple sleeve lengths.

Pattern: Darling Ranges
Designer: Megan Nielsen
Categories: Knee Length Dresses
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabrics: Chambray, Rayon, Crêpe de Chine, Lawn, Linen, Silk, Voile
required fabric: 15/8 to 23/4 yards
Sizes: XS - XL
Paper Sewing Pattern
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The Darling Ranges sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen is a lovely feminine silhouette with three unique versions. With multiple sleeve lengths and the option to sew up a blouse, tunic, or dress, this is a pattern you'll want to sew more than once. Sew up the gathered waist dress version in a flowy rayon challis and pair with tights and ankle boots for a fall and sprint outfit.

Pattern Previews

Darling Ranges by Megan Nielsen Pattern Preview 1 | Indiesew.com
Darling Ranges by Megan Nielsen Pattern Preview 2 | Indiesew.com

Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Not Applicable

Pattern Size Chart (inches)


Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Version 1 Waist28 1/230 1/232 1/234 1/236 1/2
Version 1 Full Length3838 1/438 3/439 1/439 1/2
Version 2 Full Length2525 1/22626 3/826 7/8
Version 3 Full Length3535 1/435 1/23636 1/4

Fabric Required (yards)

Version 1 (60" wide)2 1/82 1/82 1/22 1/22 1/2
Version 1 (45" wide)33333
Version 2 (60" wide)1 5/81 5/81 5/81 5/81 5/8
Version 2 (45" wide)2 1/42 1/42 1/42 1/42 1/4
Version 3 (60" wide)2 1/42 1/42 1/42 1/42 1/4
Version 3 (45" wide)2 3/42 3/42 3/42 3/42 3/4

Recommended Fabrics

Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat

Required Supplies

  • Buttons (3/4")
  • Thread
  • Universal Needle

Optional Supplies

  • Bias Tape
  • Elastic

Additional Notes

This paper sewing pattern includes all pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions with illustrations.

I didn't love this pattern when I first saw it, but after seeing more versions of it I really like it now. I found the fit around the bust and shoulders a bit funky - I think the shoulders or sleeves are too narrow. I notice on most versions people have some drag lines. I haven't solved it on mine yet.

So comfortable and one that I would definitely make again! Perfect to pair with boots for fall or cute heals for a special occasion.