Pauline Dress

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Buy the Pauline Dress sewing pattern from Closet Core Patterns. Pauline is a true statement dress: dramatic, romantic and loaded with special details. Create truly distinct looks by mixing and matching sleeves and skirt styles to make the Pauline of your dreams.

View A is a chic, sleeveless sheath with a straight skirt that hits just above the knee. View B features a striking puff sleeve in two lengths and a midi-length tiered skirt. Both views feature a unique bodice design that incorporates knife pleats at the waist, a face-framing square neckline and a keyhole opening in the back bodice tied at the nape of the neck. Pauline can be made unlined or fully lined and is closed with an invisible zipper at centre back.

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: 

Main fabric: This pattern can be made with a variety of fabrics depending on the desired effect. For a more structured shape, use light to medium weight wovens such as linen, poplin, seersucker, broadcloth, sateen, chambray or cotton shirtings. For a softer effect, use rayon challis, viscose, tencel, cotton voile or silk.

Optional lining: Choose lightweight fabrics such as viscose, bemberg, silk, lawn, voile or batiste.

Fabric requirements:

View A (sleeveless and above-knee skirt)

45″ (1.15 m) wide fabric: Sizes 0 – 8 = 2 yd (1.8 m) // Sizes 10 – 14 = 2.25 yd (2 m) // Sizes 16 – 20 = 2.5 yd (2.3 m).

58″ (1.5 m) wide fabric: Sizes 0 – 8 = 1.5 yd (1.4 m) // Sizes 10 – 20 = 1.75 yd (1.6 m).

View B (puff sleeves and midi-length skirt)

45″ (1.15 m) wide fabric: Sizes 0 – 8 = 4 yd (3.7 m) // Sizes 10 – 12 = 4.25 yd (3.9 m) // Sizes 14 – 20 = N/A.

58″ (1.5 m) wide fabric: Sizes 0 – 14 = 3.5 yd (3.2 m) // Sizes 16 – 20 = 3.75 yd (3.4 m).

Lining (all views, optional)

45″ (1.15 m) wide fabric: Sizes 0 – 14 = 1.25 yd (1.15 m) // Sizes 16 – 20 = 1.5 yd (1.4 m).

58″ (1.5 m) wide fabric: Sizes 0 – 20 = 1 yd (0.9 m).

Sizing: 0 – 20 (approx. UK 6 – 20, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

This size range is based on a B cup bust with an average height of 5’6″. Please note that B cup does not refer to bra sizing, but rather to the difference in inches between high and full bust. A 2″ difference between those measurements is equivalent to a B cup.

Notions: Lightweight fusible interfacing (0.5 yd/0.5 m for 45″ wide interfacing); 16″ – 18″ (40 – 45 cm) invisible zipper (longer zippers may be used and trimmed to size); 1/2 yd x 3/8″ wide (0.5 m x 10 mm wide) elastic for View B sleeve cuffs; polyester thread in matching colour; point turner // Optional: Bias tape.

Note: This pattern is available in an expanded size range on the designer’s website (PDF only).

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Additional information

Fabric

Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Linen, Silk / Satin / Sateen

Make time

One to two days

Sewing level

Confident Beginner, Intermediate

Size

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

Pattern format

PAPER

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