The Helen Drawstring Dress

(18 customer reviews)


The Helen Drawstring Dress PDF Sewing Pattern is for women who want to enjoy the ultimate in both comfort and fashion! This trendy style is now available for every shape and size with the custom fit adjustment tutorials provided with your pattern!

Difficulty Rating: 2/5

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Pattern #WK-24377

Your PDF pattern purchase includes the following:

  • Print-at-home PDF pattern files in both women’s misses and plus sizes (sizes 00-36)
  • US Letter, A4 and A0 Copy Shop formats
  • No trim pages
  • Size layers so you can print only the sizes you need
  • Complete sewing instruction ebook with our Perfect Fit custom fit adjustment tutorials

After purchase, your PDF pattern and instructions will be available immediately in your DIBY Club account.


  • Skirt Lengths: Mid Thigh // Knee // Maxi
  • Sleeve Options:  Short Dolman // Sleeveless Racerback
  • Necklines: Scoop // Crossover


  • Experienced beginner sewists and beyond
  • Knit fabrics
  • Casual and business casual

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18 reviews for The Helen Drawstring Dress

  1. meganjones1119 (verified owner)

    This dress is amazing! It fits my body type so well! There are so many options for it also! I will be making a bunch for summer!

  2. stroemel (verified owner)

    Very well drafted. Amazing instructions. Could not be happier with the end result or all the steps to get there!!

  3. phormann (verified owner)

    I love this pattern! It’s the perfect summer dress. The detailed instructions give you the best customized fit. The instructions are easy to follow. Once you work with DIBY Club pattern, you’re spoiled.

  4. Susan Sherwood (verified owner)

    This is my absolute favorite summer dress! So easy to sew, and even easier to wear! I love my DIBY club patterns!! The tutorials are perfect, and make it possible to make every pattern fit beautifully.

  5. brigekoller (verified owner)

    It is a great pattern. I love the variations it has, the explanations, design and fit! It is the perfect summer dress, that’s for sure. I made one up until now, I’m sure it is not the last one!

  6. becky.a.petty (verified owner)

    The DIBY fit advice sections never cease to amaze me. I love this dress pattern so hard. I have two so far and both get TONS of wear. Super thoughtful construction, just gorgeous from start to finish.

  7. oldcrow0879 (verified owner)

    Absolutely the most comfortable dress I have made for myself. The pattern is easy to make and the directions are clear and easy to follow.

  8. KIMCAPTJACK (verified owner)

    The pattern is easy to put together–didn’t have any issues following the instructions. The dress is a nice and simple, and doesn’t take long to sew. I have made a maxi, and 3 of the shorter version.

  9. Amber (verified owner)

    Great pattern, super easy to follow instructions (even for grading and adding length). I would highly recommend!

  10. katrinalchilds (verified owner)

    If you are on the fence about a drawstring dress since there are so many different companies and options GET THIS ONE! I have been sewing for 4 months and want to learn it all this pattern and company is amazing because on top of a great pattern they teach you how to get a custom fit like a full bust adjustment or for height. You will learn so much on top of getting a dress pattern. you won’t be disappointed !

  11. kabakjianv (verified owner)

    Great pattern! I have received so many compliments on this dress. Came together so perfectly!

  12. Shelley (verified owner)

    LOVE this dress! I made a knee length floral dress from triblend and it was so comfortable and flattering. It fit as expected, the instructions were clear and easy to follow, and I can’t wait to make five more. DIBY Club patterns are amazing.

  13. CAITLIN KILEY (verified owner)

    The dress is adorable and the pattern has great instructions with several helpful links to tutorials/videos for specific skills. I tried to do a full bust adjustment and found that process very confusing, but other than that it was easy to understand and I loved the finished product! Also I made it without a serger and it worked fine, so if don’t have a serger, just pay attention to DIBY site’s resources on sewing knits with a sewing machine and go for it!

  14. Melanie Avis (verified owner)

    This is the most comfy dress I ever had and so easy to make! I was slightly scared of the casing because I thought it would be tricky but it really isn’t and the instructions are so easy to follow. I have already ordered more fabric to make another one.

  15. rondabmiller (verified owner)

    Clear instructions, cute dress!

  16. clbiehl (verified owner)

    This is my all time favorite dress pattern. It is super comfortable, super fast sew, even if you do the pockets, and perfect for summer. I only wore these last summer, and I just made myself 2 more for this summer. Making it a total of about 10 in my closet. #noregrets

  17. Caitlin Spratling (verified owner)

    I love this dress! I recently made this dress and another very similar dress to compare which I liked more on my body. I like this one the most! It hits me just right at my natural waist and is slimming through the hips where I needed it to be. It was my first drawstring and I was a little nervous but it came out perfectly on my first try! I thought the instructions were confusing when I first read them but then I sat down and did each step right after I read it and it was actually so simple and easy to follow! Thanks for a great, flattering pattern!

  18. Annie Dugré (verified owner)

    Easy peasy, beautiful and great instructions 🙂

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