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Itch to Stitch Kalispell Dress

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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 printed A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day.

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Buy the Kalispell Dress sewing pattern from Itch to Stitch. A button-front dress with cap or flare sleeves, Kalispell has a touch of vintage and a touch of modern. This fit-and-flare dress features front and back princess seams in the bodice, and a full skirt with inverted box pleats. You can choose to keep it at midi length, or lengthen or shorten the skirt for a different look. Options are included for A, B, C, D and DD cups.

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:

Primary fabric: Lightweight to medium weight woven fabric. Twill, broadcloth, chambray, and linen are great choices. Do not use fabric narrower than 56" (142 cm) as the front and back skirts are too wide to be cut on narrower fabric.

Lining: Lightweight, stable woven fabric such as cotton. The lining is for the pockets.

Fabric requirements:

Primary fabric: 56" (142 cm) wide fabric: Cap sleeve option, 2 5/8 - 2 7/8 yd (240 - 260 cm) // Flare sleeve option, 2 7/8 - 3 1/8 yd (260 - 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 to medium weight fusible woven or weft insertion interfacing; nine 1/2" (1.25 cm) buttons or snaps; 47" (120 cm) of 1/2" (1.25 cm)-wide fusible stay tape (or cut your own on straight grain).

PDF pattern includes: Step-by-step illustrated instructions; US letter/A4 print-at-home pattern (73 pages, but you only need to print the pages for your cup size); A0 copy shop pattern (4 sheets, but you only need to print the sheets for your cup size) // Layers: Yes // Projector file: No.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
lovely shape, great fit

I bought this pattern immediately after it's been released. It's a princess-seamed button-down with pleated skirt. The pleats on the skirt are sown together for the first few inches, which gives a very flattering shape. Itch to Stitch patterns are always exceptionally well drafted and are a pleasure to work with. There's a lot of staystiching involved but it's worth doing, to make sure all these princess curves fit together when you sew them in. This pattern works well in a variety of fabrics. I used Lady McElroy viscose with a bit of stretch, but you can use anything from double gauze to linen or mid-weight cotton.

Alterations: belt added


Beautiful dress!

The Kalispell dress appealed to me as soon as I saw it - I love a full skirted dress, and I think the V neck and front button bands are really pretty.

This was the first Itch to Stitch pattern that I've made and I was really impressed with it - the instructions were very detailed and the sizing was good (the different cup sizes definitely helps with that). It's not the quickest pattern to sew, but it also isn't too complicated - it's just there are more pieces to put together and some of the steps (such as attaching the button band) need you to take your time to get a nice finish. I didn't have any problems during the construction of the dress.

I made a couple of small changes - one fitting change (lengthened the bodice, which is a standard adjustment for me), and one slight change to the sewing process so that I could leave hemming the skirt until I could try the dress on and adjust the length if necessary. In terms of length - this is the skirt length from the pattern, but with a slightly larger hem and it comes to knee length on me (I'm about 5'9") rather than the midi length intended by the pattern.

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