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Karolina Dress

Fresh Press Patterns

The Karolina dress is high on style and low on fussy sewing. Combining two fabrics, a woven and a knit, it can be a great stash buster. An elastic waistband at the back cinches you in while the front waist ties add attention. This pattern has been drafted for women 5’4” to 5’6” tall.

Fabric suggestions;
This pattern is a combination of stretch and woven fabrics. The dress front and ties are knit, the back is woven. Go ahead and make yours in an all knit combination. If you choose all woven you may need to size up and/or add a zipper.
Choose fabrics of a medium dress weight. When choosing your fabrics, do not combine natural fibre fabrics with synthetic fibre fabrics. Choose all natural fibres OR all synthetic so shrinkage rates are equal.
For the knit front, choose medium weight rayon, viscose or poly knits. For the back, a shirting weight cotton, linen, rayon, viscose, polyester and silk will work.
FABRIC FRONT: 1.25-1.4 yards (1.1m-1.3m)
FABRIC BACK: 1.3-1.5 yards (1.2m-1.4m)
ELASTIC: Neck: 5/8” wide: 5”- 8” long (13cm-20.5cm)
Waist: 1½” wide: 15 ½”- 25” long (40cm-63.5cm)
FUSING: 10cm/4” lightweight fusing for back waistband and neck facing.
Matching thread.

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Denim / Corduroy, Jersey / Knits / Scuba, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe

Make time

All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner


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