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50's Retro Dress PDF Sewing Pattern


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This listing includes the zip files for both 'US Letter Size' and 'European A4 Format' digital patterns and a German version, containing individual pdf files, which you can download and print off straight away. The Vivienne is an absolute staple dress with plenty of options for creating stunning party dress and an every day dress. The bodice has princess seams for a snug fit. The sleeves have the option of sleeveless, cap and 3/4 length. The cuff comes either as integrated or separate cuff. The neckline is sweeping and beautifully cut with a Peter Pan collar or asymmetrical collar which completes the coveted 50's look. The back is fastened with a concealed zip. You are getting 3 skirts with this pattern. A plain circle skirt with 3 length options, peplum, shorter and regular (just above the knee). A box pleated circle skirt with the same length options. A straight skirt with box pleats and peplum option. The teen sizes are 14-20 with a slender and regular option. You can find your size by looking at the chart above. You may have noticed that the model in this listing is no teenager! This pattern fits ladies up to bust 99 cm /39" and waist 80 cm / 31.5", which is excellent news as I love this dress to bits and can wear it too! Its basically an XS-L too. The difference between this and other patterns is that each size has an individual file which made it possible to add 7 bust sizes to every size! That means a lot of you won't have to change a thing at all. Just cut and go. There are a range of video tutorials helping you to work with difficult fabrics and a 42 page guide teaching you how to make this dress perfect for you. The dress also has a beautiful trim, cuffs and asymmetrical collar which I absolutely love. I am hoping this dress will help you finally get the perfect fit! Each variation on the pattern also comes with video instructions which you can access any time on You Tube before you decide to purchase this pattern. Watch the introduction to the 'Vivienne Teen Dress' and get excited too. Take your pick from all the options and enjoy making a fashionable dress for yourself. The detailed size chart for measurements and also finished dimensions makes it easy to find the right fit for you. And best of all all the kiddo videos and instructions work here too, so there is an abundance of options and fabric combinations. Every pattern is hand drafted and then imported into a CAD program to make sure you have a pattern that fits and looks good too! No pattern is automatically graded or computer generated with software. Having trained as a tailor 30 years ago I know that pattern generating software can never replace the skill of a pattern drafted by hand. Try my patterns and you will love the fit. The Vivienne pattern pack includes: A pattern in PDF format ready to print on regular US letter size paper / A4 paper with assembly instructions Detailed step by step photo tutorials Detailed video instructions on You Tube Diagrams for the pleat construction Size charts in inches and cm Finished garment size chart Printing instructions Cutting out plan and fabric requirements To make the dress a serger is an advantage.. If you want to reproduce this dress for your own small business I would be delighted. Please note that the patterns I design are not to be used for larger scale production. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Zip insertion Sewing curves Working with stretch fabrics Sewing necklines SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Teen size 14-20

Recommended with this pattern

  • Sewing machine
  • 1.5m - 3m of woven cotton stretch sateen
  • Matching thread

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Frocks & Frolics
Frocks & Frolics
Sewing has always been my hobby and my profession. I first trained as a tailor as a young girl after which I worked for some fabulous designers. To fit work around my son I became a teacher of Textiles and Product Design. Now I draft patterns and teach beginners and advanced sewers how to make their projects look professional. The is packed with hundreds of sewing videos where you can learn everything from zip insertion to making a fabulous lined dress.