Layering Dress for Fall – Sewing Wovens

I love a good linen dress for summer!–the airy weight, the breathability on my sunkissed skin.
But when fall came around, I still craved that effortless style, and I had just the fabric to pull off a layering dress that I could wear year-round!

Pattern Niche’s Dover Dolman is a top and dress pattern, with several options, including different sleeves and round/v-neck necklines. It’s a simple enough design, yet professionally crafted so you feel fully satisfied upon completion! The neckline’s facing is beautiful, there’s a curved hemline that adds dimension, and an optional tie that presents whichever silhouette you prefer that day (loose/fitted). There are loops for the tie, but I didn’t print the pattern piece out, so I just skipped it. And, of course, pockets.


I held onto this gorgeous woven cotton fabric from Boho Fabrics since the moment it was released. I was drawn to the texture (visible yarn pieces throughout) and striking colors, which remind me that they’d be called “sienna sunset” or sunrise. I like earthly tones any time of year, and paired with this style of dress, I can see me wearing this throughout every.single.season. After my photoshoot, it was a bit chilly in Michigan, so I threw on my favorite cardigan and had the perfect layered fall outfit.

This pattern (and fabric) definitely earn my approval! The pattern sewed up flawlessly, and the fabric is truly a dream. If you’re a motivated beginner or higher, I’d say this is one to have in your sewing stash! (But don’t keep it in your stash for long…you’ll want to get sewing right away!).
xo –

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