Buy the Belemnite Dress sewing pattern from Marilla Walker. This dress has two versions. View A is an easy fitting, fit and flare dress with long gathered sleeves and an A-line, lantern shaped skirt. It has self-fabric ties at the waist, a back zip closure and a v-neckline finished with a facing. View B is an easy fitting, fit and flare shirt style dress with grown on sleeves, ruffle cuffs and an A-line, lantern shaped skirt. It has self-fabric ties at the waist, a button front closure and a neckline finished with a facing. Views A and B are completely interchangeable should you prefer the sleeve option of one view with the closure from another! Instructions are also included for a wide elastic cuff and ribbed fabric cuff.
BONUS SLEEVE – View A with extra sleeve volume.
This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following format:
– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)
Suggested fabrics: Anything lightweight and stable like linen, cotton shirting or cotton double gauze.
Size Range 1: 150 cm wide fabric: View A: 3 – 3.2 m // View B: 2.65 – 3.2 m.
Size Range 2: 150 cm wide fabric: View A: 3.3 – 3.9 m // View B: 3.2 – 3.95 m.
Fabric estimates are based on fabric that doesn’t have a directional print or nap. Add 20% extra meterage to allow for shrinkage in the pre-wash.
Size range 1: 1 – 10 (approx. UK 6 – 22) with a B cup (5 cm/2″ difference between upper bust and full bust). Please check the size chart.
Size Range 2: 6 – 14 (approx. UK 16 – 32) with a D cup (10 cm/4″ difference between upper bust and full bust). Please check the size chart.
Notions: Coordinating thread; lightweight fusible interfacing, 0.5 m // View A: 55 cm standard zip // View B: Fifteen 15 mm buttons (fourteen buttons for sizes 1-5) // Optional: Stay tape for neckline.
Bonus: Download free bonus pattern pieces for an open round neck and frill sleeve cuff here. You must have already purchased a copy of the Belemnite Dress pattern to use this add-on.
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Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Linen
Confident Beginner, Intermediate
UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50, UK 24 / US 20 / EU 52, UK 26 / US 22 / EU 54, UK 28 / US 24 / EU 56, UK 30 / US 26 / EU 58, UK 32 / US 28 / EU 60
Paper: Size Range 1: 1-10 (approx UK 6-22), Paper: Size Range 2: 6-14 (approx UK 16-32)