Chalk and Notch Marcel Dress and Tank Top

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Buy the Marcel Dress and Tank Top sewing pattern from Chalk and Notch. The Marcel is a woven dress and tank top that is fitted through the high bust and loose through the bust, waist and hips. There are two dress views: View A is midi length and View B is mini length. View C is a tank top that ends at the high hip.

A matching children’s version is available here.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: This style is designed for a light to medium weight woven fabric with a nice drape. Rayon challis, rayon crepe, rayon voile, cotton lawn, cotton voile, cotton shirting, linen, double gauze. A minimum fabric width of 54″ is required for View A (midi dress).

Fabric requirements: Minimum fabric required is listed. If you think you will need more for shrinkage, directional print, pattern matching or print repeat, please purchase accordingly.

54″ (137 cm) wide fabric: View A (midi dress), 3 – 4 yd (2.8 – 3.7 m) // View B (mini dress), 1 3/4 – 2 1/4 yd (1.6 – 2.1 m) // View C (tank top), 1 1/2 – 1 3/4 yd (1.4 – 1.6 m).

Note if purchasing a paper pattern: The fabric requirements for View B (mini dress) were amended after the first print run. Please refer to the quantities above and the back of envelope picture in the image gallery for the updated quantities. 

Sizing: US 0 – 30 (approx. UK 8 – 30, based on our standardised size chart) with A/B and C/D bust cup options. Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

Use the high bust and full bust measurements to determine your size. It is always recommended to sew a test garment to confirm fit. For the Marcel, you can sew just the bodice to confirm whether you need to make any custom adjustments.

This pattern includes two bust cup options, and the cup size is determined by calculating the difference between the high and full bust. If the difference between your high bust and full bust is between 0” and 2” (5 cm) use the A/B cup. If the difference is between 2” (5 cm) and 4” (10 cm) use the C/D cup. If you have more than a 4” (10 cm) difference, you may need a full bust adjustment.

Notions: 3/4 yd (0.75 m) of 60″ (150 cm) wide tricot fusible interfacing OR 2 yd (2 m) of 20″ (52 cm) wide tricot fusible interfacing.

PDF pattern includes: Step-by-step illustrated instructions; US letter/A4 print-at-home pattern (72 pages); US copy shop file; A0 copy shop file (4 sheets). This pattern has layers, so you can select your size(s) before printing.

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Additional information

Fabric

Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Linen

Make time

Half a day, All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Size

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

Pattern format

PAPER, PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

72 pages

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