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Sudley Dress & Top now available in extended sizing and with a new variation!

Megan Nielsen Sudley dress and blouse is now available in sizes 0-30 AND includes a new variation!

The versatile reversible dress & top

I’ve been working on updating Sudley for some time now, and I’m so thrilled to re-release it not only with a new variation but including Sudley extended sizes 0-30!! Sudley is a reversible pattern with an endless combination of elements. We had so much fun sewing up the new Sudley samples in some of our favourite fabrics…trust me I’ve earmarked a few for my own wardrobe!

I’ll go through the changes to the pattern as well as tell you a little bit about each variation after the jump!

Megan Nielsen Sudley dress and blouse is now available in sizes 0-30 AND includes a new variation!

Megan Nielsen Sudley blouse View A includes above elbow sleeves, an oversized peter pan collar lovely long ties. Keyhole can be worn at the back or front of this clever design.Megan Nielsen Sudley Curve blouse View A includes above elbow sleeves, an oversized peter pan collar lovely long ties. Keyhole can be worn at the back or front of this clever design.Megan Nielsen Sudley Curve blouse View A includes above elbow sleeves, an oversized peter pan collar lovely long ties. Keyhole can be worn at the back or front of this clever design.

View A is a blouse with above elbow sleeves and a Peter Pan collar

With an oversized peter pan collar and lovely long ties, this blouse variation is all sweetness! As with all views of Sudley you can wear the keyhole at the front or the back. My personal preference is to wear View A with the collar at the back!

This variation remains the same as the original release.

Megan Nielsen Sudley cropped blouse View B includes short sleeves, and lovely long ties. Keyhole can be worn at the back or front of this clever design.Megan Nielsen Sudley cropped blouse View B includes short sleeves, and lovely long ties. Keyhole can be worn at the back or front of this clever design.Megan Nielsen Sudley curve view B cropped blouse with short sleevesView B is a cropped blouse with short sleeves

This is my favourite variation for summer! View B is a cropped blouse with short sleeves, and I would definitely classify it as a long crop. The hem lands around the hip bone to make it easier to wear it untucked. As with all variations of Sudley this view can be worn with the keyhole at the back or the front. Personally, I really enjoy wearing this variation with the ties undone and the keyhole hanging open a little bit. It’s so summery and fun!

This variation remains the same as the original release.

Megan Nielsen Sudley dress View C includes long sleeves with elastic cuffs, a gathered skirt, full lining and lovely long ties. Keyhole can be worn at the back or front of this clever design.
Megan Nielsen Sudley dress View C includes long sleeves with elastic cuffs, a gathered skirt, full lining and lovely long ties. Keyhole can be worn at the back or front of this clever design.
Megan Nielsen Sudley Curve dress View C includes long sleeves with elastic cuffs, a gathered skirt, full lining and lovely long ties. Keyhole can be worn at the back or front of this clever design.

View C is a dress with gathered skirt, lining & long sleeves

This romantic dress includes a gathered skirt, full lining and long sleeves with elastic cuffs. This version has been updated from the original release which included 3/4 length sleeves. The pattern still includes cut lines for 3/4 sleeves, but the sleeve pattern piece has been extended to allow for the addition of this lovely long sleeve. As with all versions of Sudley you can wear the keyhole at the front or the back, and can also wear it loose and untied.

Megan Nielsen Sudley Curve long sleeve blouse View D includes long sleeves with elastic cuffs and lovely long ties. Keyhole can be worn at the back or front of this clever design.
Megan Nielsen Sudley Curve long sleeve blouse View D includes long sleeves with elastic cuffs and lovely long ties. Keyhole can be worn at the back or front of this clever design.
Megan Nielsen Sudley long sleeve blouse View D includes long sleeves with elastic cuffs and lovely long ties. Keyhole can be worn at the back or front of this clever design.

View D is a long sleeve blouse

Adding to the length of our sleeve pattern piece allowed us to add this new variation to Sudley for a fabulous long-sleeved blouse! This brand new variation that has been added to Sudley has quickly become my favourite winter blouse. It can also be worn with the keyhole in the back or front and is perfectly suited to a range of different fabrics.

BONUS variatons!

One of the things I have always loved doing with my patterns is adding extra options for you, and Sudley is probably the queen of extra options. I’ve made sure to include multiple cut lines for all pattern pieces to allow you to mix and match and hack this pattern to your heart’s content. There are four sleeve lengths – short, elbow length, 3/4 and long – and you can also leave the sleeves off for a sleeveless dress or top. There are three dress variations – the featured high waist, a low waist dress and even a drop waist dress. The collar can be added to any variation and you can choose whether to use included ties for the keyhole or a subtle hook and eye. I’m sure there are even more options I haven’t thought of yet and I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Megan Nielsen Sudley dress is now available in sizes 0-30! // Megan Nielsen Design Diary

All the sizes!

As part of the re-release of Sudley, we’re so happy to offer it in our full extended size range! Sizes 0-20 are available in printed and PDF format and Curve sizes 14-30 are available in PDF format! If you’d like more info on our sizing you can check out our size chart here.


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About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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Angie
Angie
2 years ago

If I already have the pattern, is there a charge for this updated version? Should I just buy another one?

Angie
Angie
2 years ago
Reply to  Angie

I also had the app, but didn’t use it. If reinstalled, will the update be there already?

Temperance
Temperance
2 years ago
Reply to  Angie

From the looks of it, there’s a pattern for 0-20, and a separate pattern for 14-30. So you’d need to re-purchase.

Anita
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Angie

Hi Angie, Send us an email at hello@megannielsen.com and we can let you know your options!

Temperance
Temperance
2 years ago

Being someone who has to walk a very narrow line with RTW clothing (regular sizes are too small, plus sizes are too big), your designation of “Curvy” on the extended sizing suggests that there’s an inherent difference between the two pattern options. I’m curious how best to shop this pattern, as there’s not a clear indicator what, if any, differences there are beyond additional sizes.

Anita
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Temperance

Hi Temperance, Some of our Curve patterns do have drafting differences (such as added darts (Eucalypt Curve) or wider straps (Cottesloe Curve)) but for Sudley the overlapped sizes 14-20 are the same between both ranges. Our two size ranges have overlapped sizes (14-20) to help those sewers who may need to grade in one particular direction. For example, if you measure somewhere in the 14-20 bracket around the waist, but measure a definite 20 around the hip, you may feel more comfortable with the Curve pattern allowing you to grade up to a 22 if you’d like a little more room. It really depends where your measurements sit! We hope there’s something for everyone :) I hope that helps!

Temperance
Temperance
2 years ago
Reply to  Anita

That does help, thank you.