Alice & Co: Adele Apron Dress Sewing Pattern (PDF Only)

Brand: Alice & Co

PLEASE NOTE: If you choose the Add Printing option, this is for the printing of one size range only (6-16 or 16-22) - please specify in the "Instructions" box which size you would like printing. Our Apron Dress has all the utility-chic of an apron but fits like a dress. The unique panelled wrap-around design incorporat...Read more

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PLEASE NOTE: If you choose the Add Printing option, this is for the printing of one size range only (6-16 or 16-22) - please specify in the "Instructions" box which size you would like printing.

Our Apron Dress has all the utility-chic of an apron but fits like a dress. The unique panelled wrap-around design incorporates discreet bust, waist and hip shaping to accommodate all body shapes and sizes. The pattern comes together quickly, with options for extra flourishes such as top stitching, in-seam button-holes, and inset patch pockets. This a practical design that looks just as cool behind the kitchen counter as it does sitting at a bar stool. What are you waiting for? Time to stir up your version!

Hidden, gentle bust-shaping banishes the risk of a floppy neckline and gaping underarm. The dress is semi-fitted through the waist, and skims over the hips with a generous overlap at the back to give room for movement without risk of indecency. The panels make it easy to adjust the fit to suit your personal body shape and desired style. The fit can also be adjusted through the waist according to how you tie it up – double round for a cinch or tie at the side for sophistication (and room for dinner!) The pattern is drafted to sit at knee length with lengthen and shorten lines included on the pattern.

The straps can be attached and tied in multiple ways – straight, crossed, twisted, halter... For a zero-haberdashery option omit the buttons and just use fabric straps; alternatively make a feature of some braces clips or fancy buttons. Or for the lazy option just raid your collection of brooches, badges and pins! There are also lots of ways to tie the dress around the waist for different looks.

Beginner-friendly, with options to show off or learn more advanced sewing skills such as top stitching, in-seam button holes and inset patch pockets.

For a classic apron-style choose a firm fabric like denim, cotton twill or linen. Lighter-weight cottons will also work well for summer; wool suiting or corduroy would be very smart for a winter pinafore version. For a more luxurious slinky look try a heavy crepe.

Sizes 6-16 - You will need 2m/2 1/4 yards of 110cm/45” wide fabric OR 1.7m/2 yards of 140cm/56" wide fabric.
Sizes 16-22 - You will need 2.3m/2 1/2 yards 110cm/45” wide fabric OR 2m/2/14yards of 140cm/56" wide fabric.

Fasteners: 2 or 4 buttons to attach the straps, at least 2cm/3⁄4" diameter. Or braces clips.
Interfacing: if you are using a fine fabric interface the straps, waist ties and pocket tops with a lightweight interfacing. You will need approx 50cm/20".
Ribbons: if you don’t want to make your own straps and/or waist ties you could use a wide grosgrain ribbon or cotton webbing – not too soft or too stiff so that it ties nicely. You will need approx 1.5m/13⁄4yards for the shoulder straps and approx 2.5m/3 yards for waist ties.

UK 6-22

Alice & Co Patterns are intended for use by individual home dressmakers only.
All garments produced using Alice & Co Patterns are made at your own risk! Please Sew Responsibly !
Our patterns are exclusively for the use of the purchaser and are not to be reproduced, resold or shared in any form without our express permission.

Sizing Chart

Sizing Chart: Alice & Co - Ladieswear

Bust Waist Hip
Turquoise (UK 6) 76.5 61 86.5
Pink (UK 8) 81 66 91.5
Lime (UK 10) 86.5 71 96.5
Blue (UK 12) 91.5 76 101.5
Orange (UK 14) 96.5 81 107
Green (UK 16) 101.5 86.5 112
Purple (UK 18) 109.5 94 119.5
Navy (UK 20) 116.5 104 127
Rust (UK 22) 124.5 111 135
Shipping Information


Please note that until further notice, we will not be shipping orders overseas. Apologies for any inconvenience.


Please be aware that the Royal Mail is being slower than usual due to COVID affecting staffing levels.

Parcels qualifying for free delivery are sent second class, so once you receive your shipping confirmation from us, please allow 14 working days before contacting us to see where your order is, as unfortunately we are unable to class an item as "lost" before this time and can't resend it until that point.

Orders of a value of £25 or more are sent second class Tracked and we will enter the tracking number on your order so you can keep an eye on its whereabouts.

If you live in or around the Mirfield area, we would encourage you to select the Local Pickup option at checkout to collect your order from the shop, especially if you are in a rush for your items. Alternatively, if you would like your order sending first class, you can choose to pay for this option at the checkout. This does not affect the speed in which your order is processed as all orders are processed on a first come, first served basis.


Our estimated current despatch time for orders placed Monday-Friday is 1-2 days and any orders placed over the weekend will be despatched on the following Tuesday at the earliest. 

Our first class shipping rates are as follows: ‐

Domestic (UK & Channel Islands)

1-2 Paper Sewing Patterns £ 2.00
3+ Paper Sewing Patterns £ 3.80
0 - 1kg £ 3.80
1kg - 2kg £ 5.60

All items under 2kg will be sent Royal Mail first class. Items over 2kg will be sent by courier on a Next Working Day service.

We offer free UK second class delivery on all orders over £40. Please note if a parcel is returned to us due to an error in the shipping details provided to us, you will be charged for the re-send at the above rates.

Our rates for shipping to other countries are as follows: ‐


0 - 500g £ 10.00
500g - 1kg £ 13.50
Over 1kg £ 15.00


Rest of World:

0 - 1kg £ 20.00
1kg - 2kg £ 20.00
Over 2kg £ 25.00

We offer free economy delivery to Europe on all orders over £75 and to the rest of the world on orders over £120. Please note if a parcel is returned to us due to an error in the shipping details provided to us, you will be charged for the re-send at the above rates.

All items sent internationally will be via a tracked Royal Mail or courier service.

Items posted to countries outside of the UK may have customs charges that are the buyer’s responsibility to pay. Please take this into special consideration if you are in the EU, as the rules have changed since Brexit.

Lost Parcels

Royal Mail does not consider a parcel lost unless it has been missing 15 days in the UK, 20 days in Europe or 25 days in the rest of the world. If after this period has ended you have not received your parcel, please contact us at

Returns Policy

Returns Policy

All sales of fabric, gift cards, workshops, printing, digital products and special order items are final. If you change your mind on any other item, a full refund will be given if you return it in its original condition and packaging within 10 days of purchase. Returns after this period and within 28 days of purchase will be exchanged for store credit only. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Fabric should be inspected by you for flaws upon receipt and before you pre-wash it. Unfortunately we cannot offer any refunds on fabric that has been pre-washed as the damage could have occurred in the washing machine and/or tumble dryer.

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.


Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.

Late or missing refunds

If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.
Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.
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We only replace items if they are defective or damaged.  If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at and send your item to: Fabricate, 146 Huddersfield Road, Mirfield  GB WF14 8AN.


If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.

If the item wasn’t marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send a refund to the gift giver and he will find out about your return.


Payment in full is required at the time of your booking to secure your place.  Unfortunately we are unable to reserve places without payment.
If you find you can’t come 2 weeks or more before the start of your course then we will do our best to fill your spot, in which case you will receive a refund, less 25% administration charge.  Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds for cancellations with less than 2 weeks’ notice.
We do not offer partial refunds if you find you can’t attend one of the sessions in a course, so please make sure you can attend ALL sessions before committing to the booking.


To return your product, you should mail your product to: Fabricate, 146 Huddersfield Road, Mirfield  GB WF14 8AN

Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

If you are shipping an item over £50.00, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.