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Our Top Ten Dress Patterns For Viscose Fabrics

Viscose fabrics, also known as rayon, are a popular choice for dressmaking due to their soft, draping qualities and versatility. These fabrics are made from cellulose fibres and can be found in a wide range of prints, colours, and textures. But with so many dress patterns available, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one for your viscose fabric. That's why we've compiled a list of the top ten dress patterns for viscose fabrics, so you can make a stylish and comfortable dress that will showcase the beauty of your fabric. From classic styles to modern designs, there's something for every taste and skill level. So, let's dive in and discover the best dress patterns for viscose fabrics!

The Tessuti Robe Pattern

Tessuti Robe

The Tessuti Robe or dressing gown has a loose and flowing design, with dropped shoulders, wide bracelet-length sleeves, and large patch pockets. It features a neckband with a hanging loop and can be cinched at the waist with a tie belt that feeds through rouleau belt loops.

  • The pattern is designed to be beginner-friendly, with clear instructions and minimal pattern pieces.
  • The resulting garment is comfortable and easy to wear, thanks to the loose fit and soft, flowing fabrics that are recommended for the pattern, such as rayon or silk.
  • The robe design is classic and timeless, making it a versatile and long-lasting addition to any wardrobe.
  • The pattern allows for customization and perso­nali­sation, as sewists can choose their own fabric, length, and sleeve options to create a robe that suits their individual style and needs.

We recommend - Clementine


Our floral Tencel lawn fabric is lightweight, soft, and has a beautiful drape, making it perfect for a comfortable and stylish robe.

Sew House Seven - Tea House Top & Dress 


The Tea House Top and Dress is a sewing pattern that offers a variety of options for different looks. The pattern is easy to wear with no closures to sew – simply slip it on over your head and tie the waist!

  • The Tea House pattern is rated as ‘intermediate level’, great for those looking to challenge their skills.
  • There are three different length options – hip length top, above the knee length dresses and a tea length dress.
  • Versatile pattern featuring a v-neckline with front and back neck yokes, front seaming, in-seam angled pockets (for the dress versions), a back neck box pleat, cuffed dolman short sleeves and two different tie options.
  • Spaghetti waist ties that threads through a back tunnel and can be tied in the front or for just a bit of waist definition, tied behind the back.

Tessuti - Sadie Slip Dress Pattern


The Sadie Dress has a timeless bias cut design that can be worn on its own as the perfect summer slip, under sheer dresses or as a nightgown. You can also dress it down with a fitted t-shirt underneath or by pairing it with a jacket or cardigan.

  • Intermediate sewing level for those looking to expand their knowledge.
  • Features include a shaped neckline with facings, spaghetti straps and optional back darts.

We recommend - Smooth Rider - Viscose Tencel Finish


This fabric boasts an elegant drape and soft texture, making it ideal for creating comfortable and floaty garments for any occasion. Whether you’re sewing a chic summer dress like the Sadie Slip or a stylish top for work, such as the Tea House Top pattern, this cloth is a beautiful choice!

Closet Core - Elodie Wrap Dress 


The Elodie sewing pattern offers a contemporary twist on the classic wrap dress. With its flowing and romantic style and several sleeve and skirt options, this dress is equally appropriate at a park picnic or a special wedding.

  • Elodie features a softly flowing bodice, with release pleats under the bust and a dolman style sleeve.
  • Choose between a short sleeve and a more extended, formal option ending at the elbow.
  • The skirt comes in three lengths, above the knee, midi or maxi, with optional patch pockets.
  • Available in sizes 0-20 and recommended for intermediate level sewers.

We recommend - Festival - Download


This high-quality viscose fabric features a vibrant tie-dye design in three colour ways, orange, green and purple. Perfect for garments where you’d like to see some movement and a colourful drape. Our festival-inspired cloth feels comfortable against your skin and is breathable, too; an excellent option for palazzo pants, dressmaking and skirts!

Friday Pattern Company - The Saltwater Slip Dress


The Saltwater Slip is a simple slip dress with adjustable straps that can be layered or worn on its own. You could wear this slip over a t-shirt or under a sheer dress, its super versatile and ideal for summer wear!

  • Available in two length options – above the knee and tea length with side slits.
  • It also comes with optional side ties to add a bit of waist shaping.
  • This pattern comes in sizes XS-7X and includes multiple cup size options.
  • This is a pullover dress with no closures.
  • Recommended for confident beginners, you’ll want to make this easy-to-sew slip again and again!

We recommend - Challis - Billy

Billy Delph Billy Navy Mannequin

This recognisable printed viscose challis is the perfect choice for creating versatile garments with a lovely fall. Featuring a blue floral print, this fabric is soft to the hand, breathable and comfortable to wear!

True Bias - Mave Skirt Pattern


The Mave pattern is an elastic waist skirt with a drawstring, inseam pockets and an optional lining. The skirt can be made with or without the ruffles in different lengths to create numerous options!

  • Ideal for confident beginners who want to grow their sewing repertoires.
  • Recommended for light to medium weight fabrics with drape that are 54” or wider.
  • Available in sizes US 0-18 and US 14-30.

We recommend - Super Drape


This ultra-fine twill fabric has a slight sanded finish and hangs beautifully due to its weight - there's a lot of yarn in this cloth. Plus, it's breathable and perfect for skirts, blouses, dresses, and jumpsuits.

Closet Core - Carolyn Pajamas Pattern


The Carolyn Pajamas pattern is perfect for those who want to lounge in style and comfort. Designed with attention to detail, these PJ’s are thoughtfully tailored and will have you feeling chic and sophisticated even in your most relaxed movements.

  • The Carolyn top features a classic notched collar, curved hem and breast pocked with three sleeve options.
  • For a matching pyjama set, choose between straight-legged pant (with or without cuff) and a cuffed short.
  • Both pants and shorts feature an elasticised waist, pockets and a faux fly.
  • Personalise this pattern by adding contrasting piping details for an elegant finish.
  • Size 0-20 and for intermediate level sewers.

We recommend - Festival - Sundown


Our viscose dress fabric is a perfect choice for making the Carolyn pyjama pattern; its soft and lightweight texture creates comfortable and cosy sleepwear that feels gentle on the skin and allows the skin to breathe and regulate body temperature for a good night's sleep! In terms of aesthetics, our cloth has a bold, colourful and abstract print that would create fabulous and stylish nightwear!

Friday Pattern Company - The Sagebrush Top Pattern


The Sagebrush Top is a blouse that combines effortless elegance with the ease of sewing and wearing. Specifically designed for woven fabrics, this versatile top looks especially stunning in light and airy materials that flow beautifully with movement.

  • The simple design of this top lends itself well to customisation.
  • Loose without being baggy, the type of breezy fit you’ll want to wear all summer.
  • Generous puff sleeves and gathers across the front make it comfortable to move in.
  • The tie at the back neckline makes it simple and cute; it looks great tucked into something high-waisted!

We recommend - Festival - Parklife


Bright, florally and colourful, this digitally printed fabric is perfect for floaty garments like the Sagebrush Top. Its lightweight texture, vibrant and eye-catching design evokes a sense of carefree summer days, perfect for any ‘festival’ needs!

Closet Core - Charlie Caftan Pattern


Charlie is a fresh take on this warm-weather staple. The pattern is a popular design with a relaxed, bohemian style, loose-fitting silhouette, and deep v-neckline. It is an excellent choice for viscose fabric, as the drape and flow of the material complement the style of the dress. Viscose is breathable and lightweight, making it perfect for warmer weather!

  • All versions feature a v-neckline, short dolman sleeves, inset centre panel and roomy pockets.
  • You may also choose between a dramatically wide sleeve or one slightly higher cut for more coverage.
  • For a softer, more romantic dress, choose a gently gathered bodice with an optional waist tie for a figure-skimming silhouette.
  • Available in two skirt lengths.
  • Recommended for confident beginners, size 0-20.

Maven Patterns - The Simone Set


Whether you're after a glamorous faux jumpsuit, a cosy loungewear set, or you prefer to mix and match pieces, the Simone Set has something to suit everyone's style. The pieces can be mixed and matched with other items in your wardrobe, and the pattern allows for flexibility in sizing for the top and bottom.

  • The set includes a camisole top and trouser that can be worn together or separately.
  •  The camisole top has two strap options – double rouleaux or a 2cm wide strap.
  •  The trousers have an elasticated waist, drawstring detail, and front slant pockets. 
  • Designed for light to mid-weight wovens, this pattern offers various looks, from luxurious loungewear to bold matching printed garments!


The ten dress patterns highlighted in this blog are all versatile and stylish options, suitable for different occasions and preferences. From classic wrap dresses to bohemian maxi dresses and modern shirt dresses, there's a pattern to suit every taste and style. With the right sewing techniques, you can create stunning dresses that will become wardrobe staples for years to come.

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