Maven Patterns - The Joy Dress Paper Sewing Pattern

$176.00 per metre
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Joy is the perfect easy-to-wear summer dress.

A versatile addition to your summer wardrobe, comfortable and yet smart enough for any occasion. Style with flip flops for the beach, trainers for sight-seeing or heels for cocktails on the terrace.

Your choice of fabric will mean Joy can be casual and fun or choose a luxurious silky fabric in a fabulous print to make a chic statement dress.

Joy could even be layered over a skinny t-shirt or roll neck on cooler days.
Joy is a slim A-line shaped dress with a relaxed fit through the waist, (optional) in-seam pockets, frilled hem, and tie straps. Version B has a little more ease due to the gathering detail on the back bodice.


  • Available sizes UK 8-20. Waist from 63.5cm (25") to 93.5cm (37") and Hip from 91.5cm (36") to 121.5cm (48") and bust from 81.5cm (32") to 111.5cm (44") and high  bust from 76.5cm (30") to 106.5cm (42")

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Recommended Fabric:  Light to medium weight woven fabrics. Drapier fabrics will enhance the gather detail of version B.


  • Matching thread
  • Iron on fusible stay tape and a piece of interfacing 10cm wide x 20cm for the pocket opening.
  • Elastic 1.2cm wide x 40cm