Bridgetown by Sew House Seven

A backless dress or tunic with an elastic waist, and drop shoulders with short sleeves.

Pattern: Bridgetown
Designer: Sew House Seven
Categories: Cocktail Dresses, Knee Length Dresses, Sun Dresses
Difficulty: Beginner
Recommended Fabrics: Rayon, Silk, Jersey
required fabric: 13/8 to 27/8 yards
Sizes: 0 - 20
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Description

Looking for a totally chic beginner sewing pattern? The Bridgetown Dress or Tunic by Sew House Seven is just that. This backless dress features an elastic waist and drop shoulders with short sleeves. This dress doubles as a swimsuit cover up and cocktail attire. Sew yours up in a soft rayon jersey and pair it with heels and simple accessories for a modern, dressed-up look.

Pattern Previews

Bridgetown by Sew House Seven Pattern Preview 1 | Indiesew.com
Bridgetown by Sew House Seven Pattern Preview 2 | Indiesew.com
Bridgetown by Sew House Seven Pattern Preview 3 | Indiesew.com

Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in)
Number of Files Included: 1
Total Number of Pages: 51
Copy Shop Version Included: Yes
Pattern uses layers to select size: No

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

Size02468101214161820
Bust323334353637 1/23941434546
Waist24 1/225 1/226 1/227 1/228 1/23031 1/233 1/235 1/237 1/239 1/2
Hip353637383940 1/24244464850

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Size02468101214161820
Bust40 1/241 1/242 1/243 1/244 1/245 1/24749515355
Waist24 1/225 1/226 1/227 1/228 1/23031 1/233 1/235 1/237 1/239 1/2
Hip37 1/238 1/239 1/240 1/241 1/242 1/24445 1/247 1/249 1/251 1/2
Skirt Length (View A & C)20 1/820 1/420 1/220 3/42121 1/421 1/221 3/42222 1/422 1/2
Skirt Length (View B)1616 1/416 1/216 3/41717 1/417 1/217 3/41818 1/418 1/2
Skirt Length (View D)15 1/215 3/41616 1/416 1/216 3/41717 1/417 1/217 3/418

Fabric Required (yards)

Size02468101214161820
Dress View A (45" Wide)2 1/22 1/22 3/42 3/42 3/42 3/42 3/42 7/82 7/82 7/82 7/8
Dress View A (60" Wide)2222 1/82 1/82 1/82 1/82 1/82 1/82 1/82 1/8
Tunic View B (45" Wide)2 1/42 1/42 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/22 3/42 3/42 3/42 3/4
Tunic View B (60" Wide)1 7/81 7/81 7/82 1/82 1/82 1/82 1/82 1/82 1/82 1/82 1/8
Dress View C (45" Wide)2 1/42 1/42 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/23 1/43 1/43 1/43 1/4
Dress View C (60" Wide)1 3/41 3/41 3/41 7/81 7/81 7/81 7/81 7/81 7/81 7/81 7/8
Tunic View D (45" Wide)222 1/42 1/42 1/42 1/42 1/43333
Tunic View D (60" Wide)1 5/81 5/81 5/81 3/41 3/41 3/41 3/41 3/41 3/41 3/41 3/4

Recommended Fabrics

Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Tailor's Chalk

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat

Required Supplies

  • Thread
  • Universal Needle

Optional Supplies

  • Ballpoint Needle
  • Bias Tape

Additional Notes

This PDF pattern includes all pattern pieces and step by step instructions with illustrations.


Great for a sewing beginner. I was a little confused about the neckline instructions, but youtube saved me in regards to some sewing terms that I was unfamiliar with!


It's really easy to follow the instructions and sew it up quickly.



Pretty easy construction for a beginner. Would definitely make it again.


Easy-to-follow pattern. The only change I made was doing French seams everywhere and using a double needle to hem on voile.


Such a great dress! Perfect for summer!


If you want the dress to drape in the back you might have to lengthen the bodice. It's a well constructed pattern and a fairly easy make. Beautiful.