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I am a Finnish indie author and designer, self-taught seamstress with a degree and a passion to create. I run a small business in fashion, offering both unique, one-of-a-kind pret a porter garments ...

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PuffBall-Dress Pattern

from Heather Wielding Designs
(9) Name: 'Sewing : PuffBall-Dress Pattern
PuffBall-Dress Pattern
PuffBall-Dress Pattern
PuffBall-Dress Pattern

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Use your sewing machine/serger
  • Print .pdf-files
  • Place patterns on fabric

Pattern Description:

Everyday clothes don't need to be boring and drab. Getting dressed every morning should be fun!

This dress sure fits that bill. It's made with light wool (recommended fabrics: non-elastic, medium-weight fabrics) and has a funky puff-ball hem. The top of the dress is cut on the bias, so it's comfortable, easy to mix and match, and totally fun. You can also use stretchy fabrics, such as cotton- or viscose jersey.

The pdf-pattern (dl size 4,2Mt) includes sizes 34-42, and comes with a fully illustrated tutorial for printing and assembling the pattern sheet, cutting the dress, and sewing. It even has a built-in guide for that scary zipper!

Tutorial and pattern are written in Finnish and English.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 34: Bust 33, waist 30, hip 38, length from center back 26 inches
  • 36: Bust 34.6, waist 31.5, hip 39, length 27 inches
  • 38: Bust 36, waist 33, hip 40.9, length 28 inches
  • 40: Bust 37.8, waist 34.6, hip 42.5, length 29 inches
  • 42: Bust 39, waist 36, hip 44, length 30 inches


  • A bit of elastic band
  • Zipper (it goes in the back, so it should be the length of your back)
  • Fabric, 1.5 yards (a bit more for larger sizes and/or longer hem

You Will Also Need:

  • Sewing machine/serger (optional)
  • Computer and printer for getting the pattern out
  • Tape
  • Pins and thread and other notions you like to use