March Top and Dress
£12.00 – £19.00
Buy the March Top and Dress sewing pattern from Helen’s Closet. The March Top and Dress is a fun retro-style pattern featuring voluminous sleeves in two lengths and a gathered skirt (View A), gathered peplum (View B), or a straight peplum (View C). This whimsical design is comfortable, easy to style, and fun to wear! The interfaced front and back bodice panels add visual interest and provide a great place for a featured fabric or embellishment like embroidery. Views A and B are finished with a neck tie that you can tie in the front or leave to hang open. View C has a clean neckline finish with no tie. The neck tie can be added or removed from any of the views. The dress view features extra deep in-seam pockets that are secured into the waistband seam.
This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:
– 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: Light to medium-weight woven fabrics with no stretch. Linen, cotton (lawn, poplin, voile, seersucker, shirting, double gauze), Tencel twill, and rayon/viscose challis or poplin will work well. Structured fabric like crisp cotton lawn will have more dramatic volume and drapier fabrics like rayon challis will have more fluid movement.
View A (dress): 57″ (145 cm) wide fabric: 3.2 – 3.9 yd (2.9 – 3.6 m) // 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric (sizes 0-20 only): 3.9 – 4.2 yd (3.6 – 3.9 m).
View B (gathered peplum top): 57″ (145 cm) wide fabric: 2 – 2.5 yd (1.8 – 2.3 m) // 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric (sizes 0-22 only): 2.5 – 2.7 yd (2.3 – 2.5 m).
View C (straight peplum top): 57″ (145 cm) wide fabric: 1.7 – 2.3 yd (1.5 – 2.1 m) // 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric: 2.3 – 3 yd (2.1 – 2.7 m).
Sizing: US 0 – 30 (approx. UK 6 – 30). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements. This pattern has been drafted for a 5’6″ (168 cm) tall person.
Notions: Thread; lightweight fusible interfacing, 19″ (48 cm) x 38″ (97 cm).
PDF pattern includes: Instructions; US letter/A4 print-at-home pattern; A0 copy shop file.
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Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Linen
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PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)