Cassandra dress

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Cassandra is a dress for all occasions with two neckline options, two hemline options and two sleeve lengths. Depending on your fabric choices, you can make Cassandra a casual dress, a work wardrobe staple, or a stunning party dress.

And if you want more versatility, Cassandra can become a gorgeous top or cardigan with our extension pack. See the details here, and get a discount buying both together with the button below!

Table of measurements (inches)

  XXS

(UK 4-6; US 0-2)

XS

(UK 6-8; US 2-4)

S

(UK 8-10; US 4-6)

M

(UK 12-14; US 8-10)

L

(UK 16-18; US 12-14)

 XL

(UK 20-22; US 16-18)

XXL

(UK 24-26; US 20-22)

Bust 29½-30½ 31- 32 32-34 35-37 38-40 41½-43½ 44½-46½
Waist 23-24 24½-25½ 26-28 29-31 32-34 35-37 38½-40½
Hips 32½-33½ 34-35 35-37 38½-40½ 41½-43½ 44½-46½ 48-50

For more information about our sizing, you can see our size guide.

Recommended fabrics

You can sew Cassandra in many different stretch fabrics for different looks. Try stretch velvet, stretch crepe or silk jersey for a party dress, or any stretch jersey with good drape for a day dress, such as cotton jersey, viscose or rayon jersey, or bamboo jersey. You can also use a heavier fabric with good drape for a winter Cassandra, such as scuba or ponte.

Other supplies

You will need a small amount of fusible interfacing to attach to the facing pieces.

Finished garment length (neck to back hem)

Size High-low hem Standard hem
XXS 99.5cm/ 39” 96.5cm/ 38”
XS 100.5cm/ 39½” 97.5cm/ 38½”
S 101cm/ 40” 98cm/ 39”
M 103cm/ 40½” 100cm/ 39½”
L 105cm/ 41” 102cm/40”
XL 106.5cm/ 42” 103cm/ 40½”
XXL 108cm/ 42½” 105cm/ 41”

Fabric requirements

If you have a plain fabric without a directional print, you may well be able to make your Cassandra with less fabric by turning some pieces upside down.

Size Standard length
Fabric width 150cm/ 60”  
XXS 2.2m/  2⅜yds
XS 2.2m/  2⅜yds
S 2.25m/  2½yds
M 2.3m/  2½yds
L 2.3m/  2½yds
XL 2.4m/ 2⅝yds
XXL 2.4m/ 2⅝yds

Line drawings