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Pattern Edit: Square Neckline Trend

Square necklines are having a moment. With so many gorgeous versions popping up across ready-to-wear clothing, why not use your sewing skills and make your own?

Whether your style is casual or smart, elegant or on-trend, we have a design for you! We have rounded up some of our favourite square neck patterns to narrow down the search. The tricky part is which to choose…

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Pattern: New Look 6692

This comfortable and cooling loose fitting dress is just the thing for warmer weather. You have a choice of two hem lengths, and you can make it with shoulder straps of puff sleeves. Details include side seam pockets and elasticised back bodice for a close fit.

Pattern: New Look 6572.

Want to make something simple yet stylish? This misses’ jumper dresses ticks both of those boxes! The dress features square or V-neck design with length variations and optional pockets.

Pattern: Simplicity S9294.

Do you are adore vintage style dresses? Designed by Gertie, this square neckline has a sweet V detail in the centre. It’s a close-fitting, lined dresses with sleeve variations, pleated skirt, pockets & back zipper.

Pattern: Simplicity 9133.

If you’re a beginner, this classic woven top pattern is a perfect starting point plus with all those neckline options to choose from you’re really getting great value from this pattern! Try the square neckline version in a lovely cotton lawn or viscose challis.

Pattern: McCalls 7946.

Looking for a delightful summer square neck design? This pretty pullover dress has elasticised upper edge and waist with bias tape casings. You can choose sleeves with elasticised shoulder and lower edges and can also add a ruffle to the hem. If you prefer a sleeveless style, you can pick the shoulder straps that extend into ties. Plus we have a sewalong to help you make this dress with an elastic shirred bodice!

Pattern: McCall’s 8202.

How about a classic smock top you can make in a long list of fabrics? This timeless design could even be embellished at the square yoke with decorative embroidery or Sashiko. It looks so much in checked fabric but you could easy make in a plain linen or seersucker for a simpler effect.

Pattern: Simplicity S8926.

Maybe instead of a smock top you want a smock dress! Then this one is for you! This pull-on smock-style dress or top design also comes with pull-on skirt and straight leg pants, so you get plenty of versatility with this pattern.

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Pattern: Vogue 1884

Looking for the ultimate party dress? Look no further! This stunning design features narrow shoulder straps and beautiful princess seams, with side seam pockets and diagonal gathers on the skirt. Push your skills with an invisible zipper, learn to add a stitched hem with horsehair braid, and play around contrast variations by choosing different fabrics for the bodice and skirt.

Pattern: Butterick 6872.

This dress is perfect for hot summer days but would look great layered up in Autumn too. It has a pleated detail above the square neckline for extra interest and on-trend tiered skirt.

Pattern: New Look 6446.

Smart and stylish, this jumpsuit with square neckline, and wide leg cropped trousers is great for any occasion. There are even dress versions included in the pattern if you’re not a fan of jumpsuits… But this is one of our best selling patterns so maybe it’s the one to convince you?

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