Itch to Stitch Petaluma Faux Wrap Dress

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Buy the Petaluma Faux Wrap Dress sewing pattern from Itch to Stitch. The Petaluma Faux Wrap Dress gives you the benefit of a wrap shape but with the convenience of an invisible back zipper. The petal-shaped skirt has in-seam pockets, and there are three sleeve options: short, double petal, and butterfly. The pattern also includes options for A, B, C, D and DD cups for the perfect fit! The Petaluma will become your go-to dress for years to come.

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). Choose A, B and C cup sizes, or D and DD cup sizes. What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics:

Primary fabric: Use light to medium weight woven fabric without stretch or with minimal stretch, such as shirting, broadcloth, linen, satin, peach skin and crepe. Note that the wrong side of the fabric could show as you move around in the dress, so keep that in mind when choosing your fabric.

Lining: Washable choices are cotton batiste and cotton lawn. For dry clean garments, use Ambiance lining, polyester lining, china silk or charmeuse. Lining fabric is for pocket bags.

Fabric requirements:

Primary fabric: 54″ (135 cm) wide fabric: Dress with short sleeve, 2 1/2 – 3 1/4 yd (230 – 300 cm) // Dress with double petal sleeve, 2 3/4 – 3 1/2 yd (250 – 310 cm) // Dress with butterfly sleeve, 2 5/8 – 3 1/4 yd (240 – 290 cm).

Lining: 44″ (115 cm) wide fabric: 3/8 yd (40 cm).

Sizing: US 00 – 20 (approx. UK 8 – 22). Please check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

A note from the designer about bust cup options: To determine your cup size, subtract the circumference of your over bust from the circumference of the fullest part of your bust. If the rounded difference is 1″ (2.5 cm), use A cup; 2″ (5 cm), use B cup; 3″ (7.5 cm), use C cup; 4″ (10 cm), use D cup; 5″ (12.5 cm), use DD cup.

Notions: Lightweight woven or weft insertion interfacing; 22″ (56 cm) invisible zipper; hook and eye (size 1); 80″ (203 cm) of straight fusible stay tape (or you may cut your own using lightweight woven fusible interfacing on the straight grain); one sew-on snap fastener (optional).

PDF pattern includes: Step-by-step illustrated instructions; US letter/A4 print-at-home pattern (88 pages, but you only need to print the pages for your cup size); A0 copy shop pattern (5 sheets, but you only need to print the sheets for your cup size) // Layers: Yes // Projector file: No.

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Additional information


Cottons, Drape, Linen

Make time

One to two days

Sewing level



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

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop A, B and C CUPS (+£7.00), PDF pattern + Printed copy shop D and DD CUPS (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

88 pages

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