Introducing the Astrid Sundress

Meet our latest pattern – the Astrid Sundress! This pattern combines all the things we love about a sundress with a few details that make it stand out from the sundress crowd. Astrid is a pull-on, midi-length sundress with a gentle A-line silhouette. The design features wide shoulder straps as well as centre front and back seams.

Forward facing side seams contain inseam pockets and a wide hem panel is detailed with multiple knife pleats at centre front and back.

We tested the pattern in a wide range of fabrics and found that it works best in a mid-weight linen as well as cotton poplin. My version (above and below) is made up in our Adele Navy – also available in these colours. I LOVE this fabric – it’s fantastically crisp and incredibly cool to the touch which is just what you want and need on a hot summer’s day.

Colette’s (below) is made in our Dark Navy Bedford washed linen – other Bedford colours here.

To this version she added contrast thread for the topstitching details on the straps, centre front/back seams, pocket and pocket openings, as well as the hem. Add as much or as little as you like!

Wondering if Astrid looks good in a print? You bet it does. Here’s a sample (below) made up in our this beautiful Tempered Garden cotton poplin (sold out).

If you love a bold and bright option, here’s another sample made up in our Calais Yolk, which also comes in all these glorious colours.

Three quarters into this blog post, you may be asking yourself…but can I wear it with a bra? Thanks to Astrid’s wide straps the answer is absolutely YES. Colette is wearing a strapless one (above) and I’m wearing mine (below) with one that has mid-positioned straps (as opposed to the straps that sit wider on your chest), that can be positioned in just the right spot beneath the straps.

The Astrid Sundress is the ultimate summer staple piece and we hope it ticks all the boxes as your perfect summer frock for work, play, picnics, parks, anywhere. The pattern comes in (Australian) sizes 6-22 and is now available in both hardcopy and PDF copy shop/print-at-home versions.

We can’t wait to see your versions and if you’re sharing them with us on Instagram, don’t forget to use the #TessutiPatterns #AstridSundress hashtags.