Sku: S1092
S1092 Alana princess seam knit dress pdf sewing pattern by Sinclair Patterns


Featuring: Fitted at the shoulders and bust, semi-fitted at the waist and lightly flared at the hips dress designed for knit fabrics.  Back and Front princess seams go from the shoulder to the bottom hem. The dress can have optional pockets at the side panels. Offered with long, 3/4 or short sleeves but also can be made as a sleeveless dress with the armholes finished with binding. Regular or scoop neckline is finished with a facing. Elegant and easy to make dress that works well in different fabrics suitable for different times of the year. 

View A - Classic dress with pockets and long sleeves (regular or scoop neckline)
View B -  Classic dress with pockets and short sleeves (regular or scoop neckline)
View C -  Sleeveless dress with pockets (regular or scoop neckline)

The dress can be also made without pockets.

Techniques to master: serging, topstitching, bindings, finishing neckline with facings, hemming

This pattern is designed to get professionally looking garment using a standard sewing machine. 

Comes with a detailed tutorial with step by step instructions and photos.


1. PDF tutorial with pictures (18 pages)
2. A4/Letter layered multisided  pattern in sizes XXS-4XL in REGULAR/PETITE/TALL height (55 pages)
3. A0/Copyshop layered multisized pattern in sizes XXS-4XL in REGULAR/PETITE/TALL height (3 pages)
4. Projector multisized layered pattern with a calibration grid in sizes XXS-4XL in REGULAR/PETITE/TALL height
5. Email/Facebook group support


The pdf pattern comes in REGULAR, PETITE and TALL with sizes from XXS to 4XL

Sinclair Patterns Sizing guide Womens



The pdf pattern is a beginner (3/10)  level and moderately easy to sew.
Takes 2-3 hours to finish (time may vary depending on your skills, equipment and supplies).


Light to medium weight knit fabric with at least 30 % horizontal and 20-30% vertical stretch

50/60" / 140-160 cm 

 DRESS (US0-US20)  1.8-2.2 m / 2 - 2 1/2 yards

DRESS (US22-US30)  2.5 - 2.8 / 2 3/4 - 3 yards


SHORT SLEEVES 0.4 m / 1/2 yards (for size US0-US14, short sleeves can be cut with given yardage if cutting is planned carefully)

3/4 SLEEVES 0.7 m / 3/4 yards

LONG SLEEVES 0.9 m / 1 yard

If you are color blocking the side panels, you will need additional length of your accent fabric equal to 70 cm / 3/4 yards of fabric.


  1. (optional, but very recommended) 60 cm / 3/4 yards of clear elastic or knit fusible interfacing for stabilizing the neckline.

  2. 2 strips 7-10 in long, 10-15 mm / 3/8-5/8 in width knit fusible interfacing for stabilizing pocket openings

  3. Polyester / Cotton threads

  4. (optional) Matching overlocker threads, preferably wooly nylon stretch overlocking thread


This pdf pattern is not offered in custom sizes.



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Our patterns come in extensive sizing range and each pattern offers Petite/Short, Regular and Tall options. All options included into the patterns.

We do not offer separate cup sizing for our knit patterns.

Cup sizes for different sizes you can find in the table below. The sizing letters refer to 'sewing cup size' which is measured as a difference between upper and full bust in inches. This cup sizing is different from bra cup sizing. As a general rule our patterns fit well majority of our customers without additional modifications. 


Full sizing guide for Women 

* Please note that some patterns have US0-US22 sizing included into the patterns. Check individual pattens to get that information. 

PETITE 152-160 cm /5 1” - 5 3”
REGULAR 162-170 cm / 5 4” - 5 6”
TALL 170-178 cm / 5 7” - 5 9”

More information: What is the difference between Petite, Regular and Tall

Sinclair patterns - PDF sewing sewing patterns sizing guide

Full sizing guide for Men 

SHORT 163-170 cm /5’4” - 5’7”
REG 173-180 cm / 5’8” - 5’11”
TALL 183-190 cm / 6’-6’3”
Sinclair Patterns Sizing guide for Mens patterns


Full sizing guide for children 

Our sewing patterns for children is are for 2 body types - Regular and Slim. Please note, that Regular and Slim sizing charts refer to the body type (vertical to horizontal measurements proportions) and not to the fit of the garment.

REGULAR sizing
Sizes A-R or D-R (check individual patterns for sizing)  
HEIGHT 56-164 cm / 22-64.6 in or 80-164 cm / 31.5-64.6 in
Appr. 0 Months - 14 Years or 12 Months - 14 Years

SLIM sizing
Sizes D-R
HEIGHT 80-164 cm / 31.5-64.6 in
Appr. 12 Months - 14 Years

Sinclair Patterns kids - sizing guide pdf sewing patterns

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This is a PDF pattern that is delivered as a downloadable file which you can further print at home, print at copyshop or use with your projector.
The files provided with the pattern are Read only. You cannot edit them.
You need to have Adobe Acrobat (free app) to open and print them.
You can use this pattern for your small home based sewing business, including manufacturing small batches of garments for sale.

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