Wedding and evening dress course

Date and time from 04/29/2024 midnight to
1750.00
The package includes 3 dress patterns in all sizes and heights with all-encompassing video tutorials for each, 10 patterns in all sizes and heights with detailed PDF instructions (no video) and a chic glove pattern as a gift. The course includes over 20 pre-recorded video lessons describing each step of making a gown.
During the course you will learn how to work with ruching, tulle, delicate slippery fabrics, mesh, lace, boning, appliques and embroidery. You will study haute couture finishing techniques and the bias cut. You will discover how to sew an astonishing floor-length gown with a train.

Dress patterns with comprehensive video tutorials: Azura dress, Genevieve dress, Kasia dress

Patterns with detailed PDF instructions (no video): Athena dress, Cassandra dress, Catalina skirt, Isabelle dress, Josephine dress, Mirabella dress, Ophelia set , Rosanna Dress, Inej Top, Luana Dress, Gal gloves

Azura is a close-fitting dress with a waist seam. This lingerie-inspired corset dress features bust cups made of bra foam. The dress is made of tulle, corset mesh, and lace fabric embroidered with sequins, beads, and tube beads. The bodice is shaped with the princess seams reinforced with rigilene boning both at the front and back. The wrap-style effect at the front is achieved with ruched overlay pieces. The back bodice is made of tulle and corset mesh and features a lacing detail. The dress fastens with an invisible zipper in the center back seam. The skirt of the dress features slits of various height with double-layer tulle flounces in them. The center back flounce is designed as a train. The skirt is fully lined with corset mesh. Azura is below-ankle length.

Approximate sewing time — 4 days (30 hours).

Recommended materials:

To sew this dress, choose dress-weight fabrics with the following properties:

- medium weight, pliable, soft, non-stretch

- the fiber content can include natural fibers (silk), artificial fibers (viscose), blends (silk + polyester, silk + viscose, etc.), and synthetics (polyester)

- the following fabrics are recommended: corset mesh, tulle, lace fabric.

Attention! We do not recommend stretchy knits, stretch mesh, and stretch lace fabrics.

As the main fabric, we recommend using medium weight, soft, non-stretch corset mesh. The lace fabric should be soft, pliable, and non-stretch. Choose fabrics made of synthetic fibers (polyester).

For the cups, we recommend using 3 mm (1/8") thick bra foam. The foam is double-faced. The fiber content is polyester + cotton.

For  casings and rouleau loops, we recommend using non-stretch, opaque, medium weight, soft fabrics. The fiber content can include artificial fibers (viscose), blends (viscose + polyester, etc.), or synthetics (polyester).

The dress in the photo is made of embroidered lace fabric and double-layer corset mesh. The fabric is medium weight, pliable, soft, non-stretch, and sheer. One layer of corset mesh serves as the skirt lining. The fiber content is 100% polyester. The slits are finished with flounces made of tulle. The fabric is lightweight, pliable, soft, and sheer. The fiber content is 100% polyester.

The cups are made of 3 mm (1/8") thick bra foam. The outer side of the foam is covered with 100% polyester knit fabric, while the inner side is finished with 100% cotton jersey knit.

The casings and rouleau corset loops for lacing are made of silk satin. The fabric is medium weight, soft, and non-stretch. The fiber content is 100% polyester.

Fabric notions and requirements:

1. Main fabric

1.1 Layer 1 (lace fabric), with no pattern repeat, 140 cm wide, cut in one direction, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34–40

42

44–52

1 (154–160)

1.5

1.5

1.6

2 (162–168)

1.5

1.55

1.65

3 (170–176)

1.55

1.6

1.7

4 (178–184)

1.6

1.65

1.75

Layer 1 (lace fabric), with no pattern repeat, 55" wide, cut in one direction, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34–40

42

44–52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

1 5/8

1 5/8

1 3/4

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

1 5/8

1 3/4

1 3/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

1 3/4

1 3/4

1 7/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

1 3/4

1 3/4

1 7/8

Attention! Since the lace pattern repeat can vary in size and the fabric pattern can run across the grain, it will probably be impossible to place pattern pieces close to each other during the layout. To avoid extra expenses, we recommend cutting out the paper pattern pieces in advance and taking them to the fabric store with you so you can figure out the exact fabric requirements on the spot.

 1.2 Layer 2 (corset mesh in the nude colour), 40–45 g/m2, 140 cm wide, cut in one direction, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34–38

40

42

44–46

48–50

52

1 (154–160)

1.25

1.35

1.35

1.45

1.55

1.6

2 (162–168)

1.3

1.4

1.4

1.5

1.6

1.65

3 (170–176)

1.35

1.4

1.45

1.55

1.65

1.65

4 (178–184)

1.35

1.45

1.5

1.6

1.7

1.75

Layer 2 (corset mesh in the nude colour), 40–45 g/m2, 55" wide, cut in one direction, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34–38

40

42

44–46

48–50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

1 3/8

1 1/2

1 1/2

1 5/8

1 3/4

1 3/4

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

1 3/8

1 1/2

1 1/2

1 5/8

1 3/4

1 3/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

1 1/2

1 1/2

1 5/8

1 3/4

1 3/4

1 3/4

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

1 1/2

1 5/8

1 5/8

1 3/4

1 7/8

1 7/8

1.3 Layer 3 (white corset mesh), 40–45 g/m2, 140 cm wide, cut in one direction, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34–38

40

42

44–46

48–50

52

1 (154–160)

1.25

1.35

1.35

1.45

1.55

1.6

2 (162–168)

1.3

1.4

1.4

1.5

1.6

1.65

3 (170–176)

1.35

1.4

1.45

1.55

1.65

1.65

4 (178–184)

1.35

1.45

1.5

1.6

1.7

1.75

 Layer 3 (white corset mesh), 40–45 g/m2, 55" wide, cut in one direction, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34–38

40

42

44–46

48–50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

1 3/8

1 1/2

1 1/2

1 5/8

1 3/4

1 3/4

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

1 3/8

1 1/2

1 1/2

1 5/8

1 3/4

1 3/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

1 1/2

1 1/2

1 5/8

1 3/4

1 3/4

1 3/4

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

1 1/2

1 5/8

1 5/8

1 3/4

1 7/8

1 7/8

1.4 Tulle, 20 g/m2, 300 cm wide, cut in one direction, for all sizes, in meters:

Height, cm

Meters

1 (154–160)

11.85

2 (162–168)

12.15

3 (170–176)

12.45

4 (178–184)

13.05

Tulle, 20 g/m2, 118" wide, cut in one direction, for all sizes, in yards:

Height, ft

Yards

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

13

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

13 1/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

13 5/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

14 1/4

2. Additional fabric

2.1  Silk, 150–170 g/m2, 140 cm (55") wide, cut in one direction, for all sizes in all heights — 0.45 m (1/2 yd).

2.2  Jersey knit fabric, 160–180 g/m2, 140 cm (55") wide, cut in one direction, for all sizes in all heights — 5 cm (2").

IMPORTANT! When purchasing fabric, please account for shrinkage and buy 5% more than required.

3. Interfacing, 40 g/m2, 140 cm wide, for all heights, in meters:

Size

34–44

46–52

0.25

0.3

Interfacing, 40 g/m2, 55" wide, for all heights, in yards:

Size

34–44

46–52

1/4

3/8

4. Bra foam, 3 mm thick, 50 cm wide, for all heights, in meters:

Size

34

36–44

46–52

0.15

0.2

0.25

Bra foam, 1/8" thick, 19 5/8" wide, for all heights, in yards:

Size

34

36–44

46–52

1/8

1/4

1/4

Alternative: bra foam, 3 mm (1/8") thick, 150 cm (59") wide, for all sizes in all heights — 10 cm (3 7/8").

5. One invisible zipper, 45 cm (17 3/4”) long, for all sizes in all heights

6. Rigilene boning (synthetic whalebone), 5 mm (just under 1/4") wide — 2.5 m (2 3/4 yd).

7. One pair of bra underwires (in the necessary size)

8. Matching thread for the main fabric (layer 1) — 1 spool

9. Matching thread for the main fabric (layer 2) — 1 spool

10. Matching thread for the main fabric (layer 3) — 1 spool

Equipment:

- sewing machine for construction

- one-sided foot for the sewing machine to finish the lace pieces

- loop turner

- bias tape maker

- pinnable dress form

- hammer for removing the beads and tube beads from seam allowances

- lighter or matches for melting the rigilene boning

Circumference ease:

Ease type

Ease measurement, cm

Ease measurement, in

Bust ease

0.1−1.4

1/16−1/2

Waistline ease

0.9−2.3

3/8−7/8

Hipline ease

1.1−2.1

3/8−7/8

Garment length:

Height, cm

Center front length from waist down, cm

Back length from waist down including train (estimated), cm

1 (154–160)

118.1

169

2 (162–168)

122.1

173

3 (170–176)

126.1

177

4 (178–184)

130.1

181

Height, ft

Center front length from waist down, in

Back length from waist down including train (estimated), in

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

46 1/2

66 1/2

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

48 1/8

68 1/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

49 5/8

69 5/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

51 1/4

71 1/4

Genevieve is a fully lined evening gown with a close-fitting bodice and a voluminous skirt. The dress features an accentuated waist due to the waist seam that is dropped at the front and sits at the natural waistline at the back. The corset bodice of the dress is shaped with princess seams. All the bodice seams are reinforced with rigilene boning. The neckline is curved and low at the front and V-shaped at the back. The fancy sleeves feature horizontal tucks. The skirt of the dress is bias-cut and flares towards the bottom. It has a front seam continuing the left princess seam of the bodice that splits into a long slit. The dress closes with an invisible zipper in the center back seam. Genevieve is floor-length at the front with a long train at the back.

Recommended materials

To sew this dress, choose dress-weight fabrics with the following properties:

- heavyweight or medium weight, non-stretch, structured, opaque, thin

- the fiber content can include natural fibers (silk), artificial fibers (viscose), blends (silk + polyester, silk + viscose, etc.), and synthetics (polyester)

- the following fabrics are recommended: jacquard, satin, brocade, taffeta, crystal organza

The skirt of the dress is bias-cut, so it's important to choose lining fabric similar to the main fabric in terms of properties. The lining fabric should also be structured and non-stretch. Even the slightest difference in the properties of the main fabric and lining can cause distortion in the final garment.

For the lining, we recommend choosing batiste. The fiber content is 52% viscose and 48% polyester. The fabric weight is 60–100 g/m2. Lightweight, non-stretch, and crisp natural or artificial silk is also a good option. You may use the main fabric as the lining if it's not scratchy or rough on the skin.

Attention! We do not recommend stretchy, heavy, flexible fabrics (silk with elastane, stretch lace).

The dress in the photo is made of double-faced taffeta. The fabric is medium weight, light, structured, opaque, and non-stretch. The fiber content is 100% polyester. The fabric weight is 250 g/m2. The lining fabric for the skirt is made of batiste. The fiber content is 52% viscose and 48% polyester. The bodice is lined with the main fabric.

Fabric requirements

Main fabric:

1.1. Option 1 (outer shell and lining pieces cut from the main fabric), 150 cm wide, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

8.45

(8.1 + 0.35)

8.5

(8.15 + 0.35)

8.6

(8.25 + 0.35)

8.65

(8.3 + 0.35)

8.7

(8.35 + 0.35)

8.8

(8.45 + 0.35)

8.95

(8.5 + 0.35)

8.9

(8.55 + 0.35)

9.05

(8.65 + 0.4)

9.2

(8.7 + 0.5)

2 (162–168)

8.85

(8.5 + 0.35)

8.9

(8.55 + 0.35)

8.95

(8.6 + 0.35)

9

(8.65 + 0.35)

9.1

(8.75 + 0.35)

9.15

(8.8 + 0.35)

9.2

(8.85 + 0.35)

9.25

(8.9 + 0.35)

9.4

(9 + 0.4)

9.55

(9.05 + 0.5)

3 (170–176)

9.35

(8.95 + 0.35)

9.35

(9 + 0.35)

9.35

(9 + 0.35)

9.4

(9.05 + 0.35)

9.5

(9.15 + 0.35)

9.55

(9.2 + 0.35)

9.6

(9.25 + 0.35)

9.65

(9.3 + 0.35)

9.75

(9.35 + 0.4)

9.95

(9.45 + 0.5)

4 (178–184)

9.7

(9.35 + 0.35)

9.75

(9.4 + 0.35)

9.85

(9.5 + 0.35)

9.85

(9.5 + 0.35)

9.9

(9.55 + 0.35)

10

(9.6 + 0.4)

10.05

(9.65 + 0.4)

10.1

(9.7 + 0.4)

10.2

(9.8 + 0.4)

10.35

(9.85 + 0.5)

Option 1 (outer shell and lining pieces cut from the main fabric), 59" wide, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

9 1/4

(8 7/8 + 3/8)

9 1/4

(8 7/8 + 3 /8)

9 3/8

(9 + 3/8)

9 1/2

(9 1/8 + 3/8)

9 1/2

(9 1/8 + 3/8)

9 5/8

(9 1/4 + 3/8)

9 3/4

(9 1/4 + 3/8)

9 3/4

(9 3/8 + 3/8)

9 7/8

(9 1/2 + 3/8)

10

(9 1/2 + 1/2)

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

9 5/8

(9 1/4 + 3/8)

9 3/4

(9 3/8 + 3/8)

9 3/4

(9 3/8 + 3/8)

9 7/8

(9 1/2 + 3/8)

10

(9 5/8 + 3/8)

10

(9 5/8 + 3/8)

10

(9 5/8 + 3/8)

10 1/8

(9 3/4+3/8)

10 1/4

(9 7/8+3/8)

10 1/2

(9 7/8 + 1/2)

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

10 1/4

(9 3/4 + 3/8)

10 1/4

(9 7/8 + 3/8)

10 1/4

(9 7/8 + 3/8)

10 1/4

(9 7/8 + 3/8)

10 3/8

(10 +3/8)

10 1/2

(10 + 3/8)

10 1/2

(10 1/8 + 3/8)

10 1/2

(10 1/8+3/8)

10 5/8

(10 1/4+3/8)

10 7/8

(10 3/8 + 1/2)

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

10 5/8

(10 1/4 + 3/8)

10 5/8

(10 1/4 + 3/8)

10 3/4

(10 3/8 + 3/8)

10 3/4

(10 3/8 + 3/8)

10 7/8

(10 1/2 + 3/8)

10 7/8

(10 1/2 + 3/8)

11

(10 1/2 + 3/8)

11

(10 5/8 + 3 /8)

11 1/8

(10 3/4 + 3/8)

11 3/8

(10 3/4 + 1/2)

1.2. Option 2 (outer shell and bodice lining pieces cut from the main fabric; skirt lining cut from the lining fabric), 150 cm wide, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

4.6

(4.25 + 0.35)

4.65

(4.3 + 0.35)

4.65

(4.3 + 0.35)

4.7

(4.35 + 0.35)

4.75

(4.4 + 0.35)

4.75

(4.4 + 0.35)

4.8

(4.45 + 0.35)

4.85

(4.5 + 0.35)

4.95

(4.55 + 0.4)

5.1

(4.6 + 0.5)

2 (162–168)

4.85

(4.5 + 0.35)

4.85

(4.5 + 0.35)

4.85

(4.5 + 0.35)

4.9

(4.55 + 0.35)

4.95

(4.6 + 0.35)

4.95

(4.6 + 0.35)

5

(4.65 + 0.35)

5.05

(4.7 + 0.35)

5.15

(4.75 + 0.4)

5.25

(4.75 + 0.5)

3 (170–176)

5.05

(4.7 + 0.35)

5.1

(4.75 + 0.35)

5.1

(4.75 + 0.35)

5.1

(4.75 + 0.35)

5.15

(4.8 + 0.35)

5.15

(4.8 + 0.35)

5.2

(4.85 + 0.35)

5.25

(4.9 + 0.35)

5.3

(4.9 + 0.4)

5.45

(4.95 + 0.5)

4 (178–184)

5.3

(4.95 + 0.35)

5.3

(4.95 + 0.35)

5.35

(5 + 0.35)

5.35

(5 + 0.35)

5.4

(5.05 + 0.35)

5.45

(5.05 + 0.4)

5.5

(5.1 + 0.4)

5.5

(5.1 + 0.4)

5.55

(5.15 + 0.4)

5.65

(5.15 + 0.5)

Option 2 (outer shell and bodice lining pieces cut from the main fabric; skirt lining cut from the lining fabric), 59" wide, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

5

(4 5/8 + 3/8)

5 1/8

(4 3/4 + 3/8)

5 1/8

(4 3/4 + 3/8)

5 1/8

(4 3/4 + 3/8)

5 1/4

(4 3/4 + 3/8)

5 1/4

(4 3/4 + 3/8)

5 1/4

(4 7/8 + 3/8)

5 1/4

(4 7/8 + 3/8)

5 3/8

(5 + 3/8)

5 5/8

(5 + 1/2)

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

5 1/4

(4 7/8 + 3/8)

5 1/4

(4 7/8 + 3/8)

5 1/4

(4 7/8 + 3/8)

5 3/8

(5 + 3/8)

5 3/8

(5 + 3/8)

5 3/8

(5 + 3/8)

5 1/2

(5 1/8 + 3/8)

5 1/2

(5 1/8 + 3/8)

5 5/8

(5 1/4 + 3/8)

5 3/4

(5 1/4 + 1/2)

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

5 1/2

(5 1/8 + 3/8)

5 5/8

(5 1/4 + 3/8)

5 5/8

(5 1/4 + 3/8)

5 5/8

(5 1/4 + 3/8)

5 5/8

(5 1/4 + 3/8)

5 5/8

(5 1/4 + 3/8)

5 5/8

(4 1/4 + 3/8)

5 3/4

(5 3/8 + 3/8)

5 3/4

(5 3/8 + 3/8)

6

(5 3/8 + 1/2)

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

5 3/4

(5 3/8 + 3/8)

5 3/4

(5 3/8 + 3/8)

5 7/8

(5 1/2 + 3/8)

5 7/8

(5 1/2 + 3/8)

5 7/8

(5 3/8 + 3/8)

6

(5 1/2 + 3/8)

6

(5 5/8 + 3/8)

6

(5 5/8 + 3/8)

6 1/8

(5 5/8 + 3/8)

6 1/8

(5 5/8 + 1/2)

1.3. Option 3 (outer shell pieces cut from the main fabric), 150 cm wide, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

4.6

(4.25 + 0.35)

4.6

(4.25 + 0.35)

4.65

(4.3 + 0.35)

4.65

(4.3 + 0.35)

4.7

(4.35 + 0.35)

4.75

(4.4 + 0.35)

4.8

(4.45 + 0.35)

4.85

(4.5 + 0.35)

4.95

(4.55 + 0.4)

5.1

(4.6 + 0.5)

2 (162–168)

4.85

(4.5 + 0.35)

4.85

(4.5 + 0.35)

4.85

(4.5 + 0.35)

4.9

(4.55 + 0.35)

4.95

(4.6 + 0.35)

4.95

(4.6 + 0.35)

5

(4.65 + 0.35)

5.05

(4.7 + 0.35)

5.15

(4.75 + 0.4)

5.25

(4.75 + 0.5)

3 (170–176)

5.05

(4.7 + 0.35)

5.1

(4.75 + 0.35)

5.1

(4.75 + 0.35)

5.1

(4.75 + 0.35)

5.15

(4.8 + 0.35)

5.15

(4.8 + 0.35)

5.2

(4.85 + 0.35)

5.2

(4.85 + 0.35)

5.3

(4.9 + 0.4)

5.45

(4.95 + 0.5)

4 (178–184)

5.3

(4.95 + 0.35)

5.3

(4.95 + 0.35)

5.35

(5 + 0.35)

5.35

(5 + 0.35)

5.35

(5 + 0.35)

5.45

(5.05 + 0.4)

5.5

(5.1 + 0.4)

5.5

(5.1 + 0.4)

5.5

(5.1 + 0.4)

5.65

(5.15 + 0.5)

Option 3 (outer shell pieces cut from the main fabric), 59" wide, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

5

(4 5/8 + 3/8)

5

(4 5/8 + 3/8)

5 1/8

(4 3/4 + 3/8)

5 1/8

(4 3/4 + 3/8)

5 1/8

(4 3/4 + 3/8)

5 1/4

(4 3/4 + 3/8)

5 1/4

(4 7/8 + 3/8)

5 1/4

(4 7/8 + 3/8)

5 3/8

(5 + 3/8)

5 5/8

(5 + 1/2)

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

5 1/4

(4 7/8 + 3/8)

5 1/4

(4 7/8 + 3/8)

5 1/4

(4 7/8 + 3/8)

5 3/8

(5 + 3/8)

5 3/8

(5 + 3/8)

5 3/8

(5 + 3/8)

5 1/2

(5 1/8 + 3/8)

5 1/2

(5 1/8 + 3/8)

5 5/8

(5 1/4 + 3/8)

5 3/4

(5 1/4 + 1/2)

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

5 1/2

(5 1/8 + 3/8)

5 5/8

(5 1/4 + 3/8)

5 5/8

(5 1/4 + 3/8)

5 5/8

(5 1/4 + 3/8)

5 5/8

(5 1/4 + 3/8)

5 5/8

(5 1/4 + 3/8)

5 5/8

(4 1/4 + 3/8)

5 5/8

(4 1/4 + 3/8)

5 3/4

(5 3/8 + 3/8)

6

(5 3/8 + 1/2)

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

5 3/4

(5 3/8 + 3/8)

5 3/4

(5 3/8 + 3/8)

5 7/8

(5 1/2 + 3/8)

5 7/8

(5 1/2 + 3/8)

5 7/8

(5 1/2 + 3/8)

6

(5 1/2 + 3/8)

6

(5 5/8 + 3/8)

6

(5 5/8 + 3/8)

6

(5 5/8 + 3/8)

6 1/8

(5 5/8 + 1/2)

2. Lining fabric:

2.1. Option 2 (skirt lining cut from the lining fabric), 150 cm wide, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

4.25

4.25

4.3

4.3

4.35

4.4

4.45

4.5

4.55

4.6

2 (162–168)

4.5

4.5

4.5

4.55

4.6

4.6

4.65

4.7

4.75

4.75

3 (170–176)

4.7

4.75

4.75

4.75

4.8

4.8

4.85

4.85

4.9

4.95

4 (178–184)

4.95

4.95

5

5

5

5.05

5.1

5.1

5.1

5.15

Option 2 (skirt lining cut from the lining fabric), 59" wide, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

4 5/8

4 5/8

4 3/4

4 3/4

4 3/4

4 3/4

4 7/8

4 7/8

5

5

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

4 7/8

4 7/8

4 7/8

5

5

5

5 1/8

5 1/8

5 1/4

5 1/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

5 1/8

5 1/4

5 1/4

5 1/4

5 1/4

5 1/4

5 1/4

5 1/4

5 3/8

5 3/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

5 3/8

5 3/8

5 1/2

5 1/2

5 1/2

5 1/2

5 5/8

5 5/8

5 5/8

5 5/8

 2.2. Option 3 (all lining pieces cut from the lining fabric), 150 cm wide, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

4.25

4.25

4.3

4.3

4.35

4.4

4.45

4.5

4.55

4.6

2 (162–168)

4.5

4.5

4.5

4.55

4.6

4.6

4.65

4.7

4.75

4.75

3 (170–176)

4.7

4.75

4.75

4.75

4.8

4.8

4.85

4.85

4.9

4.95

4 (178–184)

4.95

4.95

5

5

5

5.05

5.1

5.1

5.1

5.15

Option 3 (all lining pieces cut from the lining fabric), 59" wide, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

4 5/8

4 5/8

4 3/4

4 3/4

4 3/4

4 3/4

4 7/8

4 7/8

5

5

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

4 7/8

4 7/8

4 7/8

5

5

4,6

5 1/8

5 1/8

5 1/4

5 1/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

5 1/8

5 1/4

5 1/4

5 1/4

5 1/4

5 1/4

5 1/4

5 1/4

5 3/8

5 3/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

5 3/8

5 3/8

5 1/2

5 1/2

5 1/2

5 1/2

5 5/8

5 5/8

5 5/8

5 5/8

IMPORTANT! When purchasing the main and lining fabrics, please account for shrinkage and buy 5% more than required.

3. Woven or knit interfacing, non-stretch along the lengthwise grain, 50 g/m2, 150 cm wide, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

1.45

(0.35 + 1.1)

1.5

(0.35 + 1.15)

1.55

(0.35 + 1.2)

1.55

(0.35 + 1.2)

1.6

(0.35 + 1.25)

1.65

(0.35 + 1.3)

1.65

(0.35 + 1.3)

1.7

(0.35 + 1.35)

1.75

(0.4 + 1.35)

1.9

(0.5 + 1.4)

2 (162–168)

1.45

(0.35 + 1.1)

1.5

(0.35 + 1.15)

1.55

(0.35 + 1.2)

1.55

(0.35 + 1.2)

1.6

(0.35 + 1.25)

1.65

(0.35 + 1.3)

1.65

(0.35 + 1.3)

1.7

(0.35 + 1.35)

1.8

(0.4 + 1.4)

1.9

(0.5 + 1.4)

3 (170–176)

1.45

(0.35 + 1.1)

1.5

(0.35 + 1.15)

1.55

(0.35 + 1.2)

1.6

(0.35 + 1.25)

1.6

(0.35 + 1.25)

1.65

(0.35 + 1.3)

1.7

(0.35 + 1.35)

1.7

(0.35 + 1.35)

1.8

(0.4 + 1.4)

1.9

(0.5 + 1.4)

4 (178–184)

1.45

(0.35  +  1.1)

1.5

(0.35 + 1.15)

1.55

(0.35 + 1.2)

1.6

(0.35 + 1.25)

1.6

(0.35 + 1.25)

1.7

(0.4 + 1.3)

1.75

(0.4 + 1.35)

1.75

(0.4 + 1.35)

1.8

(0.4 + 1.4)

1.9

(0.5 + 1.4)

Woven or knit interfacing, non-stretch along the lengthwise grain, 50 g/m2, 59" wide, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

1 5/8

(3/8 + 1 1/4)

1 5/8

(3/8 + 1 1/4)

1 3/4

(3/8 + 1 1/4)

1 3/4

(3/8 + 1 1/4)

1 3/4

(3/8 + 1 3/8)

1 3/4

(3/8 + 1 3/8)

1 3/4

(3/8 + 1 3/8)

1 7/8

(3/8 + 1 1/2)

1 7/8

(3/8 + 1 1/2)

2 1/8

(1/2 + 1 1/2)

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

1 5/8

(3/8 + 1 1/4)

1 5/8

(3/8 + 1 1/4)

1 3/4

(3/8 + 1 1/4)

1 3/4

(3/8 + 1 1/4)

1 3/4

(3/8 + 1 3/8)

1 3/4

(3/8 + 1 3/8)

1 3/4

(3/8 + 1 3/8)

1 7/8

(3/8 + 1 1/2)

2

(3/8 + 1 1/2)

2 1/8

(1/2 + 1 1/2)

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

1 5/8

(3/8 + 1 1/4)

1 5/8

(3/8 + 1 1/4)

1 3/4

(3/8 + 1 1/4)

1 3/4

(3/8 + 1 3/8)

1 3/4

(3/8 + 1 3/8)

1 3/4

(3/8 + 1 3/8)

1 7/8

(3/8 + 1 1/2)

1 7/8

(3/8 + 1 1/2)

2

(3/8 + 1 1/2)

2 1/8

(1/2 + 1 1/2)

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

1 5/8

(3/8 + 1 1/4)

1 5/8

(3/8 + 1 1/4)

1 3/4

(3/8 + 1 1/4)

1 3/4

(3/8 + 1 3/8)

1 3/4

(3/8 + 1 3/8)

1 7/8

(3/8 + 1 3/8)

1 7/8

(3/8 + 1 1/2)

1 7/8

(3/8 + 1 1/2)

2

(3/8 + 1 1/2)

2 1/8

(1/2 + 1 1/2)

4. Stitched straight-grain fusible stay tape, 1 cm (3/8") wide, for all sizes in all heights — 3.2 m (3 1/2 yd)

5. Rigilene boning, 8 mm (just under 3/8") wide, for all sizes in all heights — 2.7 m (3 yd)

6. One invisible zipper, 40 cm (15 3/4") long, for all sizes in all heights

7. Satin or grosgrain ribbon, 5–10 mm (1/4–3/8") wide, for slit reinforcement — 2 cm (3/4")

8. Horsehair ribbon for stabilizing the hem, 2 cm (3/4") wide, for all sizes in all heights — 6.7 m (7 3/8 yd)

9. Matching thread — 4 spools (1 spool for the sewing machine + 3 spools for the overlocker). You may also use fine thread if the fabric frays easily

Equipment

- sewing machine for construction

- overlocker for finishing raw edges if the fabric frays easily. It can be replaced with a stretch overlock stitch or a zigzag stitch on the sewing machine (overlock or zigzag stitch width 2–3 mm, stitch length 2.5 mm)

- invisible zipper foot for the sewing machine.

- one-sided foot for the sewing machine

- stitch-in-the-ditch foot for the sewing machine

- lighter/matches for melting the rigilene boning or masking tape

- tailor's bra ham (teardrop or round) or dress form for pressing the bodice

Circumference ease

Ease type

Ease measurement, cm

Ease measurement, in

Bust ease

-2.8 to -0.6

-1 1/8 to 1/4

Waistline ease

1.2–2

1/2–3/4

Hipline ease

47–54.4

18 1/2–21 3/8

Garment length

Height, cm

Back length from waist down including train, cm

1 (154–160)

164

2 (162–168)

168

3 (170–176)

172

4 (178–184)

176

Height, ft

Back length from waist down including train, in

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

64 5/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

66 1/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

67 3/4

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

69 1/4

Kasia is a close-fitting evening gown with a waist seam and grown-on shoulder straps. It features a deep V-neckline finished with a sheer mesh insert at the front and a deep neckline reaching the waistline at the back. The bias-cut skirt features waist darts at the back and flares towards the bottom. The dress is fully lined and fastens with an invisible zipper in the center back seam of the skirt. Kasia is floor-length at the front with a long train at the back.

Approximate sewing time — 3 days (24 hours).

Recommended materials:

For the overlay of the dress, choose embellished fabrics with the following properties:

- flexible, soft, with a mesh structure, embellished with beads, sequins, seed beads, or covered with glitter

- the fiber content can include synthetics (polyester)

For the main layer of the dress, choose dress-weight fabrics with the following properties:

- medium weight, soft, fluid, pliable, non-stretch or with very little stretch, opaque

- the fiber content can include natural fibers (silk), artificial fibers (viscose), blends (silk + polyester, silk + viscose, etc.), and synthetics (polyester, polyester + elastane)

For the front bodice insert, choose mesh fabric in the nude color, with the following properties:

- flexible, soft, sheer, structured, non-stretch or with very little stretch

The following fabrics are recommended:

For the overlay: embellished/beaded mesh.

For the main layer: satin, crepe, sateen, silk.

For the front bodice insert: corsetry mesh in the nude color.

For the lining, choose lining fabrics made of natural fibers (silk), artificial fibers (viscose), blends (silk + viscose, etc.), and synthetics (polyester, polyester + elastane).

The dress in the photo is made of satin, mesh embellished with sequins, beads, and seed beads, and corsetry mesh in the nude color. The fiber content of the lining fabric is 100% polyester. The fabric weight is 89 g/m2. The overlay fabric is flexible, soft, and with very little stretch. The fiber content is 100% polyester. The fabric weight is 40–50 g/m2. The fiber content of the main layer fabric is 100% polyester. The fabric weight is 190–220 g/m2. The fiber content of the insert fabric is 100% polyester. The fabric weight is 50 g/m2.

We recommend using fabrics with similar fiber content for this dress.

Before cutting out the garment pieces from the main fabrics, we recommend making a toile. To sew a toile, choose fabrics that have similar properties to those of the main fabric 2 (main layer) and main fabric 3 (front bodice insert). To accelerate the toile-making process, cut the short versions of the skirt pieces (below-knee length) and make the bodice out of calico.

Attention! We do not recommend stretchy fabrics (knits), mesh with vivid directional print/vivid large print, sheer fabrics (chiffon, stretch lace). Heavyweight, structured, crisp cotton fabrics (cotton eyelet fabric, cotton macramé lace with a directional pattern) are also not recommended. For the lining, we do not recommend structured, crisp cotton fabrics or stretchy fabrics (knits).

Fabric notions and requirements:

1. Main fabric 1, 140 cm wide, cut in one direction, for all cutting options, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

3.2

3.25

3.3

3.35

3.4

3.45

3.5

3.55

3.6

3.65

2 (162–168)

3.3

3.35

3.4

3.45

3.5

3.55

3.6

3.65

3.7

3.75

3 (170–176)

3.4

3.45

3.5

3.55

3.6

3.65

3.75

3.8

3.85

3.9

4 (178–184)

3.55

3.6

3.65

3.7

3.75

3.8

3.85

3.9

3.95

4

Main fabric 1, 55" wide, cut in one direction, for all cutting options, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

3 1/2

3 1/2

3 5/8

3 5/8

3 3/4

3 3/4

3 7/8

3 7/8

3 7/8

4

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

3 5/8

3 5/8

3 3/4

3 3/4

3 7/8

3 7/8

3 7/8

4

4

4 1/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

3 3/4

3 3/4

3 7/8

3 7/8

3 7/8

4

4 1/8

4 1/8

4 1/4

4 1/4

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

3 7/8

3 7/8

4

4

4 1/8

4 1/8

4 1/4

4 1/4

4 3/8

4 3/8

Cutting option 1/1: Cut the bodice lining pieces from main fabric 2. Interface each bodice piece separately.

2.1. Main fabric 2, 140 cm wide, cut in one direction, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

3.2

3.25

3.3

3.35

3.4

3.45

3.5

3.55

3.6

3.65

2 (162–168)

3.3

3.35

3.4

3.45

3.5

3.55

3.6

3.65

3.7

3.75

3 (170–176)

3.4

3.45

3.5

3.55

3.6

3.65

3.75

3.8

3.85

3.9

4 (178–184)

3.55

3.6

3.65

3.7

3.75

3.8

3.85

3.9

3.95

4

Main fabric 2, 150 cm wide, cut in one direction, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

3.05

3.1

3.15

3.2

3.25

3.3

3.35

3.4

3.45

3.5

2 (162–168)

3.15

3.2

3.25

3.3

3.35

3.4

3.45

3.5

3.54

3.6

3 (170–176)

3.25

3.3

3.35

3.4

3.45

3.5

3.55

3.6

3.65

3.7

4 (178–184)

3.35

3.4

3.5

3.5

3.55

3.6

3.65

3.75

3.8

3.85

Main fabric 2, 55" wide, cut in one direction, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

3 1/2

3 1/2

3 5/8

3 5/8

3 3/4

3 3/4

3 7/8

3 7/8

3 7/8

4

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

3 5/8

3 5/8

3 3/4

3 3/4

3 7/8

3 7/8

3 7/8

4

4

4 1/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

3 3/4

3 3/4

3 7/8

3 7/8

3 7/8

4

4 1/8

4 1/8

4 1/4

4 1/4

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

3 7/8

3 7/8

4

4

4 1/8

4 1/8

4 1/4

4 1/4

4 3/8

4 3/8

Main fabric 2, 59" wide, cut in one direction, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

3 3/8

3 3/8

3 1/2

3 1/2

3 1/2

3 5/8

3 5/8

3 3/4

3 3/4

3 7/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

3 1/2

3 1/2

3 1/2

3 5/8

3 5/8

3 3/4

3 3/4

3 7/8

3 7/8

3 7/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

3 1/2

3 5/8

3 5/8

3 3/4

3 3/4

3 7/8

3 7/8

3 7/8

4

4

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

3 5/8

3 3/4

3 7/8

3 7/8

3 7/8

3 7/8

4

4 1/8

4 1/8

4 1/4

Cutting option 1/2: Cut the bodice lining pieces from main fabric 2. Interface the entire piece of fabric for the bodice pieces.

2.2. Main fabric 2, 140 cm wide, cut in one direction, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

3.2 + 0.45

3.25 + 0.45

3.3 + 0.45

3.35 + 0.45

3.4 + 0.45

3.45 + 0.45

3.5 + 0.5

3.55 + 0.5

3.6 + 0.5

3.65 + 0.5

2 (162–168)

3.3 + 0.45

3.35 + 0.45

3.4 + 0.45

3.45 + 0.45

3.5 + 0.45

3.55 + 0.5

3.6 + 0.5

3.65 + 0.5

3.7 + 0.5

3.75 + 0.5

3 (170–176)

3.4 + 0.45

3.45 + 0.45

3.5 + 0.45

3.55 + 0.5

3.6 + 0.5

3.65 + 0.5

3.75 + 0.5

3.8 + 0.5

3.85 + 0.5

3.9 + 0.5

4 (178–184)

3.55 + 0.45

3.6 + 0.45

3.65 + 0.5

3.7 + 0.5

3.75 + 0.5

3.8 + 0.5

3.85 + 0.5

3.9 + 0.5

3.95 + 0.5

4 + 0.5

Main fabric 2, 150 cm wide, cut in one direction, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

3.05 + 0.45

3.1 + 0.45

3.15 + 0.45

3.2 + 0.45

3.25 + 0.45

3.3 + 0.45

3.35 + 0.5

3.4 + 0.5

3.45 + 0.5

3.5 + 0.5

2 (162–168)

3.15 + 0.45

3.2 + 0.45

3.25 + 0.45

3.3 + 0.45

3.35 + 0.45

3.4 + 0.5

3.45 + 0.5

3.5 + 0.5

3.54 + 0.5

3.6 + 0.5

3 (170–176)

3.25 + 0.45

3.3 + 0.45

3.35 + 0.45

3.4 + 0.5

3.45 + 0.5

3.5 + 0.5

3.55 + 0.5

3.6 + 0.5

3.65 + 0.5

3.7 + 0.5

4 (178–184)

3.35 + 0.45

3.4 + 0.45

3.5 + 0.5

3.5 + 0.5

3.55 + 0.5

3.6 + 0.5

3.65 + 0.5

3.75 + 0.5

3.8 + 0.5

3.85 + 0.5

Main fabric 2, 55" wide, cut in one direction, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

3 1/2 + 1/2

3 1/2 + 1/2

3 5/8 + 1/2

3 5/8 + 1/2

3 3/4 + 1/2

3 3/4 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

4 + 1/2

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

3 5/8 + 1/2

3 5/8 + 1/2

3 3/4 + 1/2

3 3/4 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

4 + 1/2

4 + 1/2

4 1/8 + 1/2

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

3 3/4 + 1/2

3 3/4 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

4 + 1/2

4 1/8 + 1/2

4 1/8 + 1/2

4 1/4 + 1/2

4 1/4 + 1/2

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

3 7/8 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

4 + 1/2

4 + 1/2

4 1/8 + 1/2

4 1/8 + 1/2

4 1/4 + 1/2

4 1/4 + 1/2

4 3/8 + 1/2

4 3/8 + 1/2

Main fabric 2, 59" wide, cut in one direction, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

3 3/8 + 1/2

3 3/8 + 1/2

3 1/2 + 1/2

3 1/2 + 1/2

3 1/2 + 1/2

3 5/8 + 1/2

3 5/8 + 1/2

3 3/4 + 1/2

3 3/4 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

3 1/2 + 1/2

3 1/2 + 1/2

3 1/2 + 1/2

3 5/8 + 1/2

3 5/8 + 1/2

3 3/4 + 1/2

3 3/4 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

3 1/2 + 1/2

3 5/8 + 1/2

3 5/8 + 1/2

3 3/4 + 1/2

3 3/4 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

4 + 1/2

4 + 1/2

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

3 5/8 + 1/2

3 3/4 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

4 + 1/2

4 1/8 + 1/2

4 1/8 + 1/2

4 1/4 + 1/2

Cutting option 2/1: Cut the bodice lining pieces from lining fabric. Interface each bodice piece separately.

2.3. Main fabric 2, 140 cm wide, cut in one direction, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

3.2

3.25

3.3

3.35

3.4

3.45

3.5

3.55

3.6

3.65

2 (162–168)

3.3

3.35

3.4

3.45

3.5

3.55

3.6

3.65

3.7

3.75

3 (170–176)

3.4

3.45

3.5

3.55

3.6

3.65

3.75

3.8

3.85

3.9

4 (178–184)

3.55

3.6

3.65

3.7

3.75

3.8

3.85

3.9

3.95

4

Main fabric 2, 150 cm wide, cut in one direction, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

3.05

3.1

3.15

3.2

3.25

3.3

3.35

3.4

3.45

3.5

2 (162–168)

3.15

3.2

3.25

3.3

3.35

3.4

3.45

3.5

3.54

3.6

3 (170–176)

3.25

3.3

3.35

3.4

3.45

3.5

3.55

3.6

3.65

3.7

4 (178–184)

3.35

3.4

3.5

3.5

3.55

3.6

3.65

3.75

3.8

3.85

Main fabric 2, 55" wide, cut in one direction, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

3 1/2

3 1/2

3 5/8

3 5/8

3 3/4

3 3/4

3 7/8

3 7/8

3 7/8

4

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

3 5/8

3 5/8

3 3/4

3 3/4

3 7/8

3 7/8

3 7/8

4

4

4 1/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

3 3/4

3 3/4

3 7/8

3 7/8

3 7/8

4

4 1/8

4 1/8

4 1/4

4 1/4

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

3 7/8

3 7/8

4

4

4 1/8

4 1/8

4 1/4

4 1/4

4 3/8

4 3/8

Main fabric 2, 59" wide, cut in one direction, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

3 3/8

3 3/8

3 1/2

3 1/2

3 1/2

3 5/8

3 5/8

3 3/4

3 3/4

3 7/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

3 1/2

3 1/2

3 1/2

3 5/8

3 5/8

3 3/4

3 3/4

3 7/8

3 7/8

3 7/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

3 1/2

3 5/8

3 5/8

3 3/4

3 3/4

3 7/8

3 7/8

3 7/8

4

4

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

3 5/8

3 3/4

3 7/8

3 7/8

3 7/8

3 7/8

4

4 1/8

4 1/8

4 1/4

Cutting option 2/2: Cut the bodice lining pieces from lining fabric. Interface the entire piece of fabric for the bodice pieces.

2.4. Main fabric 2, 140 cm wide, cut in one direction, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

3.2 + 0.45

3.25 + 0.45

3.3 + 0.45

3.35 + 0.45

3.4 + 0.45

3.45 + 0.45

3.5 + 0.5

3.55 + 0.5

3.6 + 0.5

3.65 + 0.5

2 (162–168)

3.3 + 0.45

3.35 + 0.45

3.4 + 0.45

3.45 + 0.45

3.5 + 0.45

3.55 + 0.5

3.6 + 0.5

3.65 + 0.5

3.7 + 0.5

3.75 + 0.5

3 (170–176)

3.4 + 0.45

3.45 + 0.45

3.5 + 0.45

3.55 + 0.5

3.6 + 0.5

3.65 + 0.5

3.75 + 0.5

3.8 + 0.5

3.85 + 0.5

3.9 + 0.5

4 (178–184)

3.55 + 0.45

3.6 + 0.45

3.65 + 0.5

3.7 + 0.5

3.75 + 0.5

3.8 + 0.5

3.85 + 0.5

3.9 + 0.5

3.95 + 0.5

4 + 0.5

Main fabric 2, 150 cm wide, cut in one direction, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

3.05 + 0.45

3.1 + 0.45

3.15 + 0.45

3.2 + 0.45

3.25 + 0.45

3.3 + 0.45

3.35 + 0.5

3.4 + 0.5

3.45 + 0.5

3.5 + 0.5

2 (162–168)

3.15 + 0.45

3.2 + 0.45

3.25 + 0.45

3.3 + 0.45

3.35 + 0.45

3.4 + 0.5

3.45 + 0.5

3.5 + 0.5

3.54 + 0.5

3.6 + 0.5

3 (170–176)

3.25 + 0.45

3.3 + 0.45

3.35 + 0.45

3.4 + 0.5

3.45 + 0.5

3.5 + 0.5

3.55 + 0.5

3.6 + 0.5

3.65 + 0.5

3.7 + 0.5

4 (178–184)

3.35 + 0.45

3.4 + 0.45

3.5 + 0.5

3.5 + 0.5

3.55 + 0.5

3.6 + 0.5

3.65 + 0.5

3.75 + 0.5

3.8 + 0.5

3.85 + 0.5

Main fabric 2, 55" wide, cut in one direction, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

3 1/2 + 1/2

3 1/2 + 1/2

3 5/8 + 1/2

3 5/8 + 1/2

3 3/4 + 1/2

3 3/4 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

4 + 1/2

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

3 5/8 + 1/2

3 5/8 + 1/2

3 3/4 + 1/2

3 3/4 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

4 + 1/2

4 + 1/2

4 1/8 + 1/2

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

3 3/4 + 1/2

3 3/4 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

4 + 1/2

4 1/8 + 1/2

4 1/8 + 1/2

4 1/4 + 1/2

4 1/4 + 1/2

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

3 7/8 + 1.2

3 7/8 + 1.2

4 + 1/2

4 + 1/2

4 1/8 + 1/2

4 1/8 + 1/2

4 1/4 + 1/2

4 1/4 + 1/2

4 3/8 + 1/2

4 3/8 + 1/2

Main fabric 2, 59" wide, cut in one direction, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

3 3/8 + 1/2

3 3/8 + 1/2

3 1/2 + 1/2

3 1/2 + 1/2

3 1/2 + 1/2

3 5/8 + 1/2

3 5/8 + 1/2

3 3/4 + 1/2

3 3/4 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

3 1/2 + 1/2

3 1/2 + 1/2

3 1/2 + 1/2

3 5/8 + 1/2

3 5/8 + 1/2

3 3/4 + 1/2

3 3/4 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

3 1/2 + 1/2

3 5/8 + 1/2

3 5/8 + 1/2

3 3/4 + 1/2

3 3/4 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

4 + 1/2

4 + 1/2

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

3 5/8 + 1/2

3 3/4 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

3 7/8 + 1/2

4 + 1/2

4 1/8 + 1/2

4 1/8 + 1/2

4 1/4 + 1/2

3. Lining fabric, 140 cm wide, cut in one direction, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

3.2

3.25

3.3

3.35

3.4

3.45

3.5

3.55

3.6

3.65

2 (162–168)

3.3

3.35

3.4

3.45

3.5

3.55

3.6

3.65

3.7

3.75

3 (170–176)

3.4

3.45

3.5

3.55

3.6

3.65

3.75

3.8

3.85

3.9

4 (178–184)

3.55

3.6

3.65

3.7

3.75

3.8

3.85

3.9

3.95

4

 Lining fabric, 150 cm wide, cut in one direction, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

3.05

3.1

3.15

3.2

3.25

3.3

3.35

3.4

3.45

3.5

2 (162–168)

3.15

3.2

3.25

3.3

3.35

3.4

3.45

3.5

3.54

3.6

3 (170–176)

3.25

3.3

3.35

3.4

3.45

3.5

3.55

3.6

3.65

3.7

4 (178–184)

3.35

3.4

3.5

3.5

3.55

3.6

3.65

3.75

3.8

3.85

 Lining fabric, 55" wide, cut in one direction, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

3 1/2

3 1/2

3 5/8

3 5/8

3 3/4

3 3/4

3 7/8

3 7/8

3 7/8

4

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

3 5/8

3 5/8

3 3/4

3 3/4

3 7/8

3 7/8

3 7/8

4

4

4 1/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

3 3/4

3 3/4

3 7/8

3 7/8

3 7/8

4

4 1/8

4 1/8

4 1/4

4 1/4

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

3 7/8

3 7/8

4

4

4 1/8

4 1/8

4 1/4

4 1/4

4 3/8

4 3/8

 Lining fabric, 59" wide, cut in one direction, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

3 3/8

3 3/8

3 1/2

3 1/2

3 1/2

3 5/8

3 5/8

3 3/4

3 3/4

3 7/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

3 1/2

3 1/2

3 1/2

3 5/8

3 5/8

3 3/4

3 3/4

3 7/8

3 7/8

3 7/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

3 1/2

3 5/8

3 5/8

3 3/4

3 3/4

3 7/8

3 7/8

3 7/8

4

4

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

3 5/8

3 3/4

3 7/8

3 7/8

3 7/8

3 7/8

4

4 1/8

4 1/8

4 1/4

 4. Main fabric 3, 140 cm (55") wide, cut in one direction, for all heights:

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

meters

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.15

0.15

0.15

0.15

0.15

0.15

0.15

yards

1/8

1/8

1/8

1/8

1/8

1/8

1/8

1/8

1/8

1/8

IMPORTANT! When purchasing fabric, please account for shrinkage and buy 5% more than required.

5. Lightweight interfacing, woven or stitch reinforced, non-stretch or with very little stretch on the crosswise grain, 40–60 g/m2, 140–150 cm wide:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

0.45

0.45

0.45

0.45

0.45

0.45

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

2 (162–168)

0.45

0.45

0.45

0.45

0.45

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

3 (170–176)

0.45

0.45

0.45

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

4 (178–184)

0.45

0.45

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

Lightweight interfacing, woven or stitch reinforced, non-stretch or with very little stretch on the crosswise grain, 40–60 g/m2, 55–59" wide:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

6. Stitched bias-cut fusible stay tape with stitch reinforcement, 1 cm (3/8") wide, for all sizes in all heights — 1.7 m (1 7/8 yd)

7. All-purpose matching thread — 1 spool

8. Monofilament thread — 1 spool

9. One invisible zipper, 25 cm (9 7/8") long, for all sizes in all heights

10. Fabric for the toile. Find the fabric requirements for your size and height in the Main fabric 2 and Main fabric 3 charts. If you are making the toile shorter than the drafted garment, calculate the fabric requirement for the toile by laying out the required pieces

Equipment:

- sewing machine for construction

- invisible zipper foot for the sewing machine

- one-sided foot for the sewing machine

- sewing machine needles Nos. 70–80, depending on the main fabric

- fine pins for lightweight fabrics

- hammer and cardboard template for crashing the beads on main fabric 1

Circumference ease:

Bust ease

Waistline ease

Hipline ease

cm

-1.8 – -1.1

0.6–0.7

5.7

inches

-3/4 – -3/8

1/4

2 1/4

Garment length

Height, cm

Center back length from waist down including train, cm

Center front length from waist down, cm

1 (154–160)

158.1

116.1

2 (162–168)

162.1

120.1

3 (170–176)

166.1

124.1

4 (178–184)

170.1

170.1

Height, ft

Center back length from waist down including train, in

Center front length from waist down, in

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

62 1/4

45 3/4

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

63 7/8

47 1/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

65 3/8

48 7/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

67

67

Athena is a close-fitting, fully lined dress with a waist seam and adjustable, detachable straps. The corset-style bodice features princess seams and bust cups supported with underwires. The princess seams on the front and back are reinforced with rigilene boning. The front bodice features an asymmetric, ruched overlay. The wrap-style front skirt is made up of two asymmetric pieces. The left front skirt is ruched at the hips. The dress features off-the-shoulder, airy, draped sleeves and fastens with a hook-and-eye closure and an invisible zipper in the center back seam. Athena is floor length. The dress comes with a detachable full skirt that is gathered at the waist and features a train. The skirt has a waistband and fastens with a hook-and-eye closure.

Approximate sewing time — 4 days (32 hours).

Recommended materials:

To sew this dress, choose dress-weight fabrics with the following properties:

- medium weight, pliable, soft, non-stretch

- the fiber content can include natural fibers (silk), artificial fibers (viscose), blends (silk + polyester, silk + viscose, etc.), and synthetics (polyester)

- the following fabrics are recommended: glitter mesh, corset mesh.

Attention! We do not recommend stretchy knits, stretch mesh, and stretch lace fabrics.

As the main fabric, we recommend using medium weight, soft, low-stretch or non-stretch glitter mesh. For the corset, use medium weight, soft, non-stretch corset mesh. Choose fabrics made of synthetic fibers (polyester).

For the cups, we recommend using 3–4 mm (1/8") thick bra foam. The foam is double-faced. The fiber content is polyester + cotton.

For the lining, use taffeta. The fiber content can include polyester or blends (polyester + viscose, polyester + silk, silk + viscose).

The dress in the photo is made of glitter mesh. The fabric is medium weight, pliable, non-stretch, semi-sheer. The fiber content is 100% polyester. The cups are made of 3 mm (1/8") thick bra foam. The outer side of the foam is covered with 100% polyester knit fabric, while the inner side is finished with 100% cotton jersey knit.

The lining fabric is medium weight, structured taffeta. The fiber content is a blend of polyester and viscose.

Fabric notions and requirements:

1. Main fabric (glitter mesh), 150 cm wide, cut in one direction, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

6.1

6.25

6.4

6.6

7.1

7.15

7.25

7.35

7.5

7.85

2 (162–168)

6.25

6.4

6.6

6.75

7.25

7.35

7.45

7.55

7.65

8

3 (170–176)

6.55

6.7

6.85

7.05

7.45

7.55

7.6

7.8

7.85

8.2

4 (178–184)

6.8

6.9

7.1

7.25

7.6

7.7

7.8

8

8.05

8.4

Main fabric (glitter mesh), 59" wide, cut in one direction, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

6 5/8

6 7/8

7

7 1/4

7 3/4

7 7/8

7 7/8

8

8 1/4

8 5/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

6 7/8

7

7 1/4

7 3/8

7 7/8

8

8 1/8

8 1/4

8 3/8

8 3/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

7 1/8

7 3/8

7 1/2

7 3/4

8 1/8

8 1/4

8 1/4

8 1/2

8 5/8

9

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

7 3/8

7 1/2

7 3/4

7 7/8

8 1/4

8 3/8

8 1/2

8 3/4

8 3/4

9 1/8

2. Additional fabric for the bodice (corset mesh), 140 cm wide, cut in one direction, in meters:

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

0.35

0.35

0.35

0.35

0.35

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.4

Additional fabric for the bodice (corset mesh), 55" wide, cut in one direction, in yards:

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1/4

1/4

1/4

1/4

1/4

3/8

3/8

3/8

3/8

3/8

3. Lining fabric (taffeta), 150 cm wide, cut in one direction, in meters:

  Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

6.1

6.25

6.4

6.6

6.85

6.9

7

7.05

7.1

7.25

2 (162–168)

6.2

6.4

6.6

6.75

7.05

7.1

7.2

7.2

7.3

7.4

3 (170–176)

6.5

6.7

6.85

7

7.3

7.35

7.4

7.45

7.5

7.7

4 (178–184)

6.7

6.9

7.1

7.3

7.5

7.55

7.6

7.65

7.75

7.9

Lining fabric (taffeta), 59” wide, cut in one direction, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

6 5/8

6 7/8

7

7 1/4

7 1/2

7 1/2

7 5/8

7 3/4

7 3/4

7 7/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

6 3/4

7

7 1/4

7 3/8

7 3/4

7 3/4

7 7/8

7 7/8

8

8 1/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

7 1/8

7 3/8

7 1/2

7 5/8

8

8

8 1/8

8 1/8

8 1/4

8 3/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

7 3/8

7 1/2

7 3/4

8

8 1/4

8 1/4

8 1/4

8 3/8

8 1/2

8 5/8

4. Bra foam for cups, 50 cm wide, in meters:

Size

34–40

42–48

50–52

0.15

0.2

0.25

Bra foam for cups, 140 cm, in meters:

Size

34–40

42–52

0.1

0.15

Bra foam for cups, 19 5/8" wide, in yards:

Size

34–40

42–48

50–52

1/8

1/4

1/4

Bra foam for cups, 55" wide, in yards:

Size

34–40

42–52

1/8

1/8

5. Knit fabric for cup seam binding, for all sizes in all heights — 3 cm (1 1/8")

6. Interfacing, any width, for all sizes in all heights — 3 cm (1 1/8")

IMPORTANT! When purchasing fabric, please account for shrinkage and buy 5% more than required.

7. One pair of bra underwires (in the necessary size)

8. Stiff plastic rigilene boning, 5–7 mm wide, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

1.7

1.7

1.7

1.7

1.6

1.6

1.6

1.5

1.5

1.5

2 (162–168)

1.8

1.8

1.7

1.7

1.7

1.7

1.7

1.6

1.6

1.6

3 (170–176)

1.9

1.8

1.8

1.8

1.8

1.8

1.8

1.7

1.7

1.7

4 (178–184)

1.9

1.9

1.9

1.9

1.9

1.9

1.8

1.8

1.7

1.7

Stiff plastic rigilene boning, 1/4" wide, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

1 7/8

1 7/8

1 7/8

1 7/8

1 3/4

1 3/4

1 3/4

1 5/8

1 5/8

1 5/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

2

2

1 7/8

1 7/8

1 7/8

1 7/8

1 7/8

1 3/4

1 3/4

1 3/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

2 1/8

2

2

2

2

2

2

1 7/8

1 7/8

1 7/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

2 1/8

2 1/8

2 1/8

2 1/8

2 1/8

2 1/8

2

2

1 7/8

1 7/8

9. One invisible zipper, 55 cm (21 5/8”) long, for all sizes in all heights

10. Grosgrain ribbon, 4 cm (1 5/8") wide — waist circumference + 5 cm (2") for seam allowances

11. One bra hook-and-eye closure, 4 cm (1 5/8") wide

12. One hook-and-eye closure

13. One set of accessories for detachable straps:

- Two sliders

- Four bra hooks

14. Elastic for detachable skirt's waistband, 1 cm wide, in meters:

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

0.51

0.55

0.59

0.63

0.67

0.71

0.75

0.79

0.83

0.87

Elastic for detachable skirt's waistband, 3/8" wide, in yards:

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1/2

5/8

5/8

3/4

3/4

3/4

7/8

7/8

7/8

1

15. One hook-and-eye closure for the detachable skirt waistband

16. Soft rigilene (crinoline) tape, 4–5 cm wide, to reinforce the detachable skirt's hem, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

5.15

5.2

5.3

5.4

5.5

5.6

5.7

5.8

5.9

6

2 (162–168)

5.2

5.3

5.4

5.5

5.6

5.7

5.8

5.9

6

6

3 (170–176)

5.3

5.4

5.5

5.6

5.7

5.8

5.8

5.9

6

6.2

4 (178–184)

5.4

5.5

5.6

5.7

5.8

5.9

6

6.1

6.2

6.3

Soft rigilene (crinoline) tape, 1 5/8–2" wide, to reinforce the detachable skirt's hem, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

5 5/8

5 5/8

5 3/4

5 7/8

6

6 1/8

6 1/4

6 3/8

6 1/2

6 1/2

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

5 5/8

5 3/4

5 7/8

6

6 1/8

6 1/4

6 3/8

6 1/2

6 1/2

6 1/2

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

5 3/4

5 7/8

6

6 1/8

6 1/4

6 3/8

6 3/8

6 1/2

6 1/2

6 3/4

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

5 7/8

6

6 1/8

6 1/4

6 3/8

6 1/2

6 1/2

6 5/8

6 3/4

6 7/8

Equipment:

- sewing machine for construction

- overlocker for finishing raw edges. This may be replaced with a stretch overlock stitch or a zigzag stitch on the sewing machine (overlock or zigzag stitch width 2–3 mm, stitch length 2.5 mm)

- stitch-in-the-ditch foot for the sewing machine (optional)

-invisible zipper foot for the sewing machine

- one-sided foot for the sewing machine

- lighter or matches for melting the rigilene boning

Circumference ease:

Ease type

Ease measurement, cm

Ease measurement, in

Bust ease

1.1−2.6

3/8–1

Waistline ease

1.3−4.6

1/2−1 3/4

Hipline ease

4

1 5/8

Garment length:

Height, cm

Garment length from waist down (dress), cm

Garment length from waist down (detachable skirt), cm

1 (154–160)

115

166

2 (162–168)

119

170

3 (170–176)

123

174

4 (178–184)

127

178

Height, ft

Garment length from waist down (dress), in

Garment length from waist down (detachable skirt), in

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

45 1/4

65 3/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

46 7/8

66 7/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

48 3/8

68 1/2

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

50

70 1/8

Cassandra is a close-fitting, lined evening dress that flares toward the bottom. The front and back are fitted with princess seams. The dress has a plunging front V-neckline that is trimmed with lace, features a sheer panel and reaches the waistline. There is a deep, shaped cutout on the back. The close-fitting set-in sleeves are long, flared toward the bottom, and consist of panels joined by vertical seams. The sleeve hem is trimmed with lace. The dress closes with an invisible zipper in the center back seam and a button and rouleau loop at the back neckline. The dress is floor-length at the front, with a long train at the back.

Recommended materials:

Approximate sewing time – 3 days (24 hours).

To sew this dress, choose dress-weight fabrics with the following properties:

- medium weight, pliable, soft, low-stretch, opaque

- the fiber content can include natural fibers (silk, cotton), artificial fibers (viscose), blends (viscose + silk, viscose + polyester, cotton + viscose, etc.), and synthetics (polyester, polyester + elastane)

- the following fabrics are recommended: natural silk, artificial silk, crepe back satin, satin.

Attention! We do not recommend stretchy knit materials or structured fabrics.

For the lining, choose lining fabrics made of artificial fibers (viscose), blends (viscose + elastane, viscose + polyester), or synthetics (polyester, polyester + elastane).

As an additional fabric for the front inset, we recommend using lightweight, sheer, stretchy materials, such as tulle.

The dress in the photos is made of artificial silk. The fabric is medium-weight, pliable, and soft, with a little stretch. The fiber content is 100% polyester. The fabric weight is 205 g/m2.

The lining is 100% polyester. The fabric weight is 80 g/m2.

The additional material is 100% polyester tulle. The fabric weight is 30 g/m2.

The interfacing weight is 50 g/m2.

Fabric notions and requirements:

1. Main fabric and lining, 140 cm wide, with a directional print/nap, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46–50

52

1 (154–160)

5.1

5.1

5.15

5.2

5.2

5.25

5.25

5.25

2 (162–168)

5.2

5.25

5.25

5.3

5.35

5.35

5.4

5.45

3 (170–176)

5.35

5.4

5.4

5.45

5.5

5.55

5.55

5.6

4 (178–184)

5.5

5.55

5.6

5.6

5.65

5.7

5.7

5.75

Main fabric and lining, 55” wide, with a directional print/nap, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44–50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

5 5/8

5 5/8

5 5/8

5 5/8

5 5/8

5 3/4

5 3/4

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

5 5/8

5 3/4

5 3/4

5 3/4

5 7/8

5 7/8

6

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

5 7/8

5 7/8

5 7/8

6

6

6 1/8

6 1/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

6

6 1/8

6 1/8

6 1/8

6 1/8

6 1/4

6 1/4

Main fabric and lining, 150 cm wide, with a directional print/nap, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46–50

52

1 (154–160)

4.45

4.5

4.55

4.6

4.65

4.8

4.8

4.8

2 (162–168)

4.6

4.65

4.7

4.7

4.75

4.85

4.9

4.95

3 (170–176)

4.75

4.8

4.8

4.85

4.95

5.05

5.05

5.05

4 (178–184)

4.9

4.95

5

5.05

5.2

5.2

5.2

5.2

Main fabric and lining, 59” wide, with a directional print/nap, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46–50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

4 7/8

4 7/8

5

5

5 1/8

5 1/4

5 1/4

5 1/4

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

5

5 1/8

5 1/8

5 1/8

5 1/4

5 1/4

5 3/8

5 3/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

5 1/4

5 1/4

5 1/4

5 1/4

5 3/8

5 1/2

5 1/2

5 1/2

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

5 3/8

5 3/8

5 1/2

5 1/2

5 5/8

5 5/8

5 5/8

5 5/8

IMPORTANT! When purchasing fabric, please account for shrinkage and buy 5% more than required.

2. Knit or woven interfacing, 140 cm (55") wide, for all sizes and heights – 0.1 m (1/8 yd).

3. Additional fabric (tulle), 140 cm (55") wide, for all sizes and heights – 20 cm (8").

4. Stitched bias-cut fusible stay tape, for all sizes and heights – 2.7 m (3 yd).

5. One invisible zipper, 25 cm (10") long, for all sizes and heights.

6. Lace, 9 cm (3 1/2") wide, for all heights:

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

meters

1.6

1.61

1.64

1.66

1.68

1.7

1.72

1.74

1.76

1.78

yards

1 3/4

1 3/4

1 3/4

1 7/8

1 7/8

1 7/8

1 7/8

1 7/8

1 7/8

2

7. One pair of shoulder pads, 1.5 cm (5/8") tall and 11 cm (4 3/8") long.

8. One pair of foam bra cups.

9. One button or button blank, 0.7–1 cm (1/4–3/8") in diameter.

10. Matching thread – 5 spools (1 spool for the sewing machine + 4 spools for the overlocker).

Equipment:

- sewing machine for construction

- overlocker for finishing raw edges. It can be replaced with a stretch overlock stitch or a zigzag stitch on the sewing machine (overlock or zigzag stitch width 2–3 mm, stitch length 2.5 mm)

- stitch-in-the-ditch foot for the sewing machine (optional)

- invisible zipper foot for the sewing machine

- one-sided foot for the sewing machine

- loop turner

- press tool for button covering

- latch hook (can be replaced with a large-eye needle).

Circumference ease:

 Ease type

Ease measurement, cm

Ease measurement, in

Bust ease

-2.5 – (-1.7)

-1 – (-5/8)

Waistline ease

2–3.3

3/4–1 1/4

Hipline ease

3 – (-1.2)

1 1/8 – (-1/2)

Upper arm ease

3–2.9

1 1/8

Garment length:

Height, cm

Center back length from waist down including train (estimated), cm

Center front length from waist down, cm

Sleeve length (without lace trim), cm

1 (154–160)

170.2–169.1

116.4–114.6

63.5

2 (162–168)

173.5–172.3

119.6–117.8

66.5

3 (170–176)

176.9–175.6

123.2–121.4

67.5

4 (178–184)

180.5–179.3

127.1–125.3

69.5

Height, ft

Center back length from waist down including train (estimated), in

Center front length from waist down, in

Sleeve length (without lace trim), in

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

67–66 5/8

45 7/8–45 1/8

25

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

68 1/4–67 7/8

47 1/8–46 3/8

26 1/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

69 5/8–69 1/8

48 1/2–47 3/4

26 5/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

71 1/8–70 5/8

50–49 3/8

27 3/8

Catalina is a full circle layered skirt. It can either function as a separate garment or replace the original skirt in a dress by being attached to the bodice along the waistline. The skirt has a free-hanging lining and fastens with an invisible zipper in the center back seam. The skirt is gathered along the top edge and features an applied waistband. Catalina is below-ankle length.

Approximate sewing time — 8 hours.

Recommended materials:

To sew this skirt, choose dress-weight fabrics with the following properties:

- medium weight, pliable, soft, non-stretch, sheer for the top skirt, opaque for the bottom skirt

- the fiber content can include natural fibers (silk), artificial fibers (viscose), blends (silk + polyester, silk + viscose, etc.), and synthetics (polyester)

- the following fabrics are recommended: tulle, silk satin, silk crepe

Attention! We do not recommend stretchy knits, stretch mesh, and stretch lace fabrics.

The skirt in the photo is made of five layers of fabric:

- bottom skirt — 2 layers of silk The fabric is medium weight, soft, non-stretch, and with good drape. The fiber content is 100% polyester. The fabric weight is 150 g/m2.

- top skirt — 3 layers of tulle. The fabric is lightweight, pliable, soft, and sheer. The fiber content is 100% polyester. The fabric weight is 20 g/m2.

Fabric notions and requirements:

1. Main fabric 1 (tulle), 20 g/m2, 300 cm wide, cut in one direction, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

8

8.1

8.2

8.3

8.35

8.45

8.55

8.65

8.7

8.8

2 (162–168)

8.25

8.35

8.45

8.5

8.6

8.7

8.8

8.85

9

9

3 (170–176)

8.5

8.6

8.65

8.75

8.85

8.95

9.05

9.05

9.05

9.05

4 (178–184)

8.75

8.85

8.95

9

9.05

9.05

9.05

9.05

9.05

9.05

Main fabric 1 (tulle), 20 g/m2, 118" wide, cut in one direction, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

8 3/4

8 7/8

9

9 1/8

9 1/8

9 1/4

9 3/8

9 1/2

9 1/2

9 5/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

9

9 1/8

9 1/4

9 1/4

9 3/8

9 1/2

9 5/8

9 5/8

9 7/8

9 7/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

9 1/4

9 3/8

9 1/2

9 5/8

9 5/8

9 3/4

9 7/8

9 7/8

9 7/8

9 7/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

9 5/8

9 5/8

9 3/4

9 7/8

9 7/8

9 7/8

9 7/8

9 7/8

9 7/8

9 7/8

Main fabric 2 (silk), 150–170 g/m2, 140 cm wide, cut in any direction, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

4.1

4.15

4.25

4.35

4.4

4.5

4.6

4.7

4.8

4.9

2 (162–168)

4.25

4.35

4.4

4.55

4.6

4.7

4.8

4.9

 -

 -

3 (170–176)

4.45

4.55

4.6

4.7

4.8

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

4 (178–184)

4.65

4.7

4.8

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

Attention! Garment pieces in some sizes may not fit on the 140 cm wide fabric.

Main fabric 2 (silk), 150–170 g/m2, 150 cm wide, cut in any direction, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

4

4.1

4.2

4.25

4.35

4.4

4.5

4.55

4.65

4.7

2 (162–168)

4.2

4.25

4.35

4.4

4.5

4.55

4.65

4.7

4.8

4.9

3 (170–176)

4.35

4.4

4.5

4.55

4.65

4.75

4.8

4.9

4.95

5.05

4 (178–184)

4.5

4.55

4.65

4.75

4.8

4.9

4.95

5.05

5.1

5.25

Main fabric 2 (silk), 150–170 g/m2, 55" wide, cut in any direction, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

4 1/2

4 1/2

4 5/8

4 3/4

4 3/4

4 7/8

5

5 1/8

5 1/4

5 3/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

4 5/8

4 3/4

4 3/4

5

5

5 1/8

5 1/4

5 3/8

 -

 -

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

4 7/8

5

5

5 1/8

5 1/4

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

5 1/8

5 1/8

5 1/4

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

Attention! Garment pieces in some sizes may not fit on the 55" wide fabric.

Main fabric 2 (silk), 150–170 g/m2, 59" wide, cut in any direction, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

4 3/8

4 1/2

4 5/8

4 5/8

4 3/4

4 3/4

4 7/8

5

5 1/8

5 1/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

4 5/8

4 5/8

4 3/4

4 3/4

4 7/8

5

5 1/8

5 1/8

5 1/4

5 3/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

4 3/4

4 3/4

4 7/8

5

5 1/8

5 1/4

5 1/4

5 3/8

5 3/8

5 1/2

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

4 7/8

5

5 1/8

5 1/4

5 1/4

5 3/8

5 3/8

5 1/2

5 5/8

5 3/4

2. Interfacing, 140 cm (55") wide, for all heights:

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

meters

0.65

0.7

0.75

0.8

0.85

0.85

0.9

0.95

1

1.05

yards

3/4

3/4

7/8

7/8

7/8

7/8

1

1

1 1/8

1 1/8

IMPORTANT! When purchasing fabric, please account for shrinkage and buy 5% more than required.

3. One invisible zipper, 25 cm (9 7/8") long, for all sizes in all heights. If the skirt is to be added to the bodice, choose an invisible zipper in the length given for the dress

4. Stitched bias-cut fusible stay tape with stitch reinforcement, 1.5 cm (5/8") wide — 0.5 m (1/2 yd)

5. Matching thread — 5 spools (1 spool for the sewing machine + 4 spools for the overlocker)

Equipment:

- sewing machine for construction

- overlocker for finishing raw edges. This may be replaced with a stretch overlock stitch or a zigzag stitch on the sewing machine (overlock or zigzag stitch width 2–3 mm, stitch length 2.5 mm)

- invisible zipper foot for the sewing machine

- one-sided foot for the sewing machine

Circumference ease:

Ease type

Ease measurement, cm

Ease measurement, in

Waistline ease

2

3/4

Hipline ease
 (bottom skirt)

12.1–14.8

4 3/4–5 7/8

Garment length:

Height, cm

Back length excluding waistband (bottom skirt), cm

Back length excluding waistband (top skirt), cm

1 (154–160)

108.2

111.2

2 (162–168)

112.2

115.2

3 (170–176)

116.2

119.2

4 (178–184)

120.2

123.2

Height, ft

Back length excluding waistband (bottom skirt), in

Back length excluding waistband (top skirt), in

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

42 5/8

43 3/4

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

44 1/8

45 3/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

45 3/4

46 7/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

47 3/8

48 1/2

Isabelle is an evening gown with an accentuated waist due to the waist seam. The corset bodice of the dress is close-fitting. The front and back of the bodice are shaped with princess seams featuring rigilene boning inserted into applied channels. There are rouleau loops at the center back for the lacing. The dress fastens with an invisible zipper in the center back seam. The fabric-covered bra cups are sewn to the bodice, and the ruching over the bust area is secured at the center front and the side seams. The low V-neckline is finished with mesh in the nude color. The fancy sleeves are voluminous and feature draping. The waist seam features a decorative waistband. The full skirt is layered and flares out towards the bottom. The yoke and the outer skirt layer are gathered tightly. The skirt of the dress is finished with a free-hanging lining. Isabelle is floor length.

Approximate sewing time — 3 days (24 hours).

Recommended materials:

To sew this dress, you will need several types of fabric, each layer being made of different fabric type.

For the 1st layer, choose soft and smooth tulle.

For the 2nd layer of the bodice, choose corsetry mesh which is non-stretch and has a fabric weight of about 45 g/m2.

For the channels and rouleau loops, choose dress-weight fabrics that are medium weight, pliable, soft, non- or low-stretch, opaque. The fiber content can include natural fibers (silk), artificial fibers (viscose), blends (cotton + silk, silk + polyester, cotton + viscose, etc.), and synthetics (polyester, polyester + elastane). For example, you can use satin which is 100% polyester and has a fabric weight of 160–190 g/m2. The fabric should be soft, fluid, opaque, and with a beautiful distinctive sheen.

Attention! We do not recommend fabrics with the following properties:

- stretchy knit fabrics and crisp, structured fabrics (organza, cotton).

For the lining, choose lining fabrics made of natural fibers (silk), artificial fibers (viscose), blends (cotton + silk, silk + polyester, cotton + viscose, etc.), or synthetics (polyester, polyester + elastane). For example, you can use artificial silk that is similar in properties to the natural one.

The dress in the photo is made of tulle. The fabric is lightweight, pliable, soft, and sheer. The fiber content is 100% polyester. The fabric weight is 30 g/m2. One layer of corsetry mesh on the bodice serves as the lining. The fabric is medium weight, pliable, soft, non-stretch, sheer. The fabric weight is 40 g/m2.

The free-hanging lining of the skirt is made of artificial silk. The fabric is lightweight, soft, and pliable. The fiber content is 100% polyester. The fabric weight is 160 g/m2.

The dress is sewn with pre-made bra cups. The outer layer is made of knit fabric, 100% polyester.

The channels and rouleau loops are made of silk satin. The fabric is medium weight, soft, and non-stretch. The fiber content is 100% polyester. The fabric weight is 190 g/m2.

Fabric notions and requirements:

1. Fabric for the 1st layer (tulle), 300 cm wide, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

14.35

14.95

15.7

16.3

16.9

17.45

18.65

19.35

20.1

20.75

2 (162–168)

14.8

15.25

15.95

16.45

17.15

17.75

18.35

19.6

20.35

21.1

3 (170–176)

15.45

15.95

16.5

17.1

17.65

18.15

19.1

19.75

20.55

21.15

4 (178–184)

15.55

16.1

16.55

17.15

17.7

18.35

19.25

20.1

20.7

21.35

Fabric for the 1st layer (tulle), 118" wide, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

15 3/4

16 3/8

17 1/8

17 7/8

18 1/2

19 1/8

20 3/8

21 1/8

22

22 3/4

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

16 1/8

16 5/8

17 1/2

18

18 3/4

19 3/8

20 1/8

21 3/8

22 1/4

23 1/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

16 7/8

17 1/2

18

18 3/4

19 1/4

19 7/8

20 7/8

21 5/8

22 1/2

23 1/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

17

17 5/8

18 1/8

18 3/4

19 3/8

20 1/8

21

22

22 5/8

23 3/8

2. Fabric for the 2nd layer (corsetry mesh), 140 cm (55") wide, for all heights:

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

meters

0.3

0.3

0.35

0.35

0.35

0.35

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.4

yards

3/8

3/8

3/8

3/8

3/8

3/8

3/8

3/8

3/8

3/8

3. Satin, 140 cm (55") wide, for all sizes in all heights — 0.45 m (1/2 yd)

4. Lining fabric, 140 cm wide, cut in one direction, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

1 (154–160)

2.35

2.35

2.35

2.35

2.35

2 (162–168)

2.4

2.4

2.45

2.45

2.45

3 (170–176)

2.5

2.5

2.55

2.55

2.55

4 (178–184)

2.6

2.6

2.6

2.6

2.6

IMPORTANT! The lining pattern pieces for sizes 44–52 can’t be accommodated on the 140 cm wide fabric.

Lining fabric, 150 cm wide, cut in one direction, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

2.3

2.3

2.35

2.35

2.35

2.35

2.35

2.35

2.4

2.4

2 (162–168)

2.4

2.4

2.4

2.4

2.45

2.45

2.45

2.45

2.45

2.45

3 (170–176)

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.55

2.55

2.55

2.55

4 (178–184)

2.55

2.55

2.6

2.6

2.6

2.6

2.6

2.6

2.6

2.65

Lining fabric, 140 cm wide, cut in different directions, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

1 (154–160)

1.65

1.7

1.75

1.8

1.85

2 (162–168)

1.7

1.75

1.8

1.85

1.9

3 (170–176)

1.8

1.85

1.9

1.95

2

4 (178–184)

1.85

1.9

1.95

2

2.05

IMPORTANT! The lining pattern pieces for sizes 44–52 can’t be accommodated on the 140 cm wide fabric.

Lining fabric, 150 cm wide, cut in different directions, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

1.55

1.6

1.6

1.65

1.7

1.75

1.8

1.85

1.9

1.95

2 (162–168)

1.6

1.65

1.7

1.75

1.8

1.85

1.9

1.95

2

2.05

3 (170–176)

1.65

1.7

1.75

1.8

1.85

1.9

1.95

2

2.05

2.1

4 (178–184)

1.75

1.8

1.85

1.9

1.95

2

2.05

2.1

2.15

2.2

Lining fabric, 55" wide, cut in one direction, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

2 5/8

2 5/8

2 5/8

2 5/8

2 5/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

2 5/8

2 5/8

2 5/8

2 5/8

2 5/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

2 3/4

2 3/4

2 3/4

2 3/4

2 3/4

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

2 7/8

2 7/8

2 7/8

2 7/8

2 7/8

IMPORTANT! The lining pattern pieces for sizes 44–52 can’t be accommodated on the 55" wide fabric.

Lining fabric, 59" wide, cut in one direction, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

2 1/2

2 1/2

2 5/8

2 5/8

2 5/8

2 5/8

2 5/8

2 5/8

2 5/8

2 5/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

2 5/8

2 5/8

2 5/8

2 5/8

2 5/8

2 5/8

2 5/8

2 5/8

2 5/8

2 5/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

2 3/4

2 3/4

2 3/4

2 3/4

2 3/4

2 3/4

2 3/4

2 3/4

2 3/4

2 3/4

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

2 3/4

2 3/4

2 7/8

2 7/8

2 7/8

2 7/8

2 7/8

2 7/8

2 7/8

2 7/8

Lining fabric, 55" wide, cut in different directions, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

1 3/4

1 7/8

1 7/8

2

2

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

1 7/8

1 7/8

2

2

2 1/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

2

2

2 1/8

2 1/8

2 1/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

2

2 1/8

2 1/8

2 1/8

2 1/4

IMPORTANT! The lining pattern pieces for sizes 44–52 can’t be accommodated on the 55" wide fabric.

Lining fabric, 59" wide, cut in different directions, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

1 3/4

1 3/4

1 3/4

1 3/4

1 7/8

1 7/8

2

2

2 1/8

2 1/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

1 3/4

1 3/4

1 7/8

1 7/8

2

2

2 1/8

2 1/8

2 1/8

2 1/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

1 3/4

1 7/8

1 7/8

2

2

2 1/8

2 1/8

2 1/8

2 1/4

2 1/4

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

1 7/8

2

2

2 1/8

2 1/8

2 1/8

2 1/4

2 1/4

2 3/8

2 3/8

5. Matching thread for the main fabric (1st layer) — 1 spool

6. Matching thread for the lining fabric — 1 spool

7. One invisible zipper, 50 cm (19 5/8") long

8. One pair of pre-made bra cups

9. Rigilene boning, 8 mm (just under 3/8") wide — 2 m (2 1/8 yd)

10. Interfacing, 30 g/m2, for the channels — 0.45 m (1/2 yd)

11. Satin ribbon, 1–2 cm (3/8–3/4") wide, for the lacing — 4–5 m (4 3/8–5 1/2 yd) (you can also cut the lacing piece out of tulle)

12. Lightweight knit fabric for covering the bra cups, for example, jersey, matching the 2nd layer fabric in color — appr. 20 cm (7 7/8”)

Equipment:

- sewing machine for construction

- invisible zipper foot for the sewing machine

- sewing machine needles Nos. 60–70

- lighter or matches for melting the rigilene boning

- steam iron or industrial steam generator iron, pressing board

- tailor's board, clapper, and hams

- bias tape maker, 12 mm (1/2")

Circumference ease:

Size

Bust ease, cm

Waistline ease, cm

Hipline ease, cm

34–44

2.3–2.7

0.4–0.6

9.4–11.4

46–52

1–1.7

0.5–0.6

10.1–11.9

Size

Bust ease, in

Waistline ease, in

Hipline ease, in

34–44

7/8–1 1/8

1/8–1/4

3 3/4–4 1/2

46–52

3/8–5/8

1/4

4–4 5/8

Garment length:

Height, cm

Back length from waist down, cm

Outer layer back length from waist down, cm

1 (154–160)

114

118

2 (162–168)

118

122

3 (170–176)

122

126

4 (178–184)

126

130

Height, ft

Back length from waist down, in

Outer layer back length from waist down, in

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

44 7/8

46 1/2

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

46 1/2

48

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

48

49 5/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

49 5/8

51 1/8

Josephine is a close-fitting, lined evening dress with an accentuated waist. It has a waist seam and a corset-style bodice shaped with princess seams. All the bodice seams are reinforced with boning. The dress has a low sweetheart neckline decorated with a draped, pleated overlay. The two parts of the overlay crisscross at the bust and extend to the back. The set-in sleeves are long and voluminous. They are gathered at the sleeve cap and hem and finished with bias binding. There are waist darts on the back skirt and a center back seam with an invisible zipper. The skirt is bias-cut and flares toward the bottom. The dress is floor-length at the front with a long train at the back.

Approximate sewing time – 3.5 days (28 hours).

Recommended materials:

To sew this dress, choose dress-weight fabrics with the following properties:

- light to medium weight, pliable, soft, non-stretch or low-stretch, opaque

- the fiber content can include natural fibers (silk, cotton), artificial fibers (viscose), blends (viscose + silk, viscose + polyester, cotton + viscose, etc.), and synthetics (polyester, polyester + elastane)

- the following fabrics are recommended: natural silk, artificial silk, crepe back satin, satin.

Attention! We do not recommend stretchy knit materials or structured fabrics (organza).

We recommend using the same fabric for the lining as for the skirt. This is very important for bias-cut garments. Even the slightest difference in the properties of the outer fabric and lining can cause distortion in the final garment.

As an additional fabric for the overlay, we recommend using lightweight, sheer, stretchy materials, such as tulle.

The dress in the photos is made of artificial silk. The fabric is medium-weight, pliable, soft, with a little stretch. The fiber content is 100% polyester. The fabric weight is 170 g/m2.

The lining is 100% polyester. The fabric weight is 170 g/m2.

The additional material for the overlay is 100% polyester tulle. The fabric weight is 30 g/m2.

The interfacing weight is 60 g/m2.

Fabric notions and requirements:

1. Main fabric, 140 cm wide, with a directional print/nap, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

6.2

6.35

6.45

6.6

6.7

6.8

6.9

7.1

7.25

7.35

2 (162–168)

6.4

6.5

6.65

6.75

6.85

7

7.1

7.25

7.45

7.55

3 (170–176)

6.6

6.7

6.8

6.95

7.05

7.15

7.3

7.45

7.6

7.75

4 (178–184)

6.8

6.95

7.05

7.15

7.3

7.4

7.5

7.55

7.7

7.85

Main fabric, 55" wide, with a directional print/nap, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

6 3/4

7

7

7 1/4

7 3/8

7 3/8

7 1/2

7 3/4

7 7/8

8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

7

7 1/8

7 1/4

7 3/8

7 1/2

7 5/8

7 3/4

7 7/8

8 1/8

8 1/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

7 1/4

7 3/8

7 3/8

7 5/8

7 3/4

7 7/8

8

8 1/8

8 1/4

8 1/2

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

7 3/8

7 5/8

7 3/4

7 7/8

8

8 1/8

8 1/4

8 1/4

8 3/8

8 5/8

Main fabric, 150 cm wide, with a directional print/nap, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

6.05

6.15

6.25

6.4

6.5

6.6

6.75

6.85

6.95

7.1

2 (162–168)

6.2

6.3

6.45

6.55

6.65

6.8

6.9

7

7.15

7.3

3 (170–176)

6.4

6.5

6.6

6.75

6.85

6.95

7.1

7.2

7.3

7.45

4 (178–184)

6.6

6.75

6.85

6.95

7.1

7.2

7.3

7.35

7.45

7.55

Main fabric, 59" wide, with a directional print/nap, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

6 5/8

6 3/4

6 7/8

7

7 1/8

7 1/4

7 3/8

7 1/2

7 5/8

7 3/4

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

6 3/4

6 7/8

7

7 1/8

7 1/4

7 3/8

7 1/2

7 5/8

7 7/8

8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

7

7 1/8

7 1/4

7 3/8

7 1/2

7 5/8

7 3/4

7 7/8

8

8 1/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

7 1/4

7 3/8

7 1/2

7 5/8

7 3/4

7 7/8

8

8

8 1/8

8 1/4

2. Additional fabric, 300 cm wide, with a directional print/nap, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

1.65

1.75

2.05

2.1

2.1

2.1

2.1

2.1

2.15

2.15

2 (162–168)

1.7

1.8

2.1

2.1

2.1

2.15

2.15

2.15

2.15

2.15

3 (170–176)

1.7

1.8

2.1

2.15

2.15

2.15

2.15

2.2

2.2

2.2

4 (178–184)

1.75

1.85

2.15

2.15

2.15

2.2

2.2

2.2

2.25

2.25

Additional fabric, 118" wide, with a directional print/nap, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

1 3/4

1 7/8

2 1/4

2 1/4

2 1/4

2 1/4

2 1/4

2 1/4

2 3/8

2 3/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

1 7/8

2

2 1/4

2 1/4

2 1/4

2 3/8

2 3/8

2 3/8

2 3/8

2 3/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

1 7/8

2

2 1/4

2 3/8

2 3/8

2 3/8

2 3/8

2 3/8

2 3/8

2 3/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

1 7/8

2

2 3/8

2 3/8

2 3/8

2 3/8

2 3/8

2 3/8

2 1/2

2 1/2

IMPORTANT! When purchasing fabric, please account for shrinkage and buy 5% more than required.

3. Heavyweight interfacing, knit or woven, 140 cm wide, cut in one direction, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34–46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

0.3

0.35

0.4

0.4

2 (162–168)

0.3

0.35

0.4

0.4

3 (170–176)

0.3

0.35

0.4

0.45

4 (178–184)

0.35

0.35

0.4

0.45

Heavyweight interfacing, knit or woven, 55" wide, cut in one direction, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34–46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

3/8

3/8

3/8

3/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

3/8

3/8

3/8

3/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

3/8

3/8

3/8

1/2

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

3/8

3/8

3/8

1/2

Heavyweight interfacing, knit or woven, 150 cm wide, cut in one direction, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34–50

52

1 (154–160)

0.3

0.35

2 (162–168)

0.3

0.35

3 (170–176)

0.3

0.35

4 (178–184)

0.35

0.35

Heavyweight interfacing, knit or woven, 59" wide, cut in one direction, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34–50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

3/8

3/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

3/8

3/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

3/8

3/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

3/8

3/8

4. Stitched straight-grain fusible stay tape, for all sizes and heights – 2.3 m (2 1/2 yd).

5. Rigilene boning, for all sizes and heights – 2.6 m (2 7/8 yd).

6. One pair of foam bra cups.

7. One invisible zipper, 50 cm (19 5/8") long, for all sizes and heights.

8. Elastic, 1 cm (3/8") wide – 20.7–26.1 cm (8 1/8–10 1/4"), depending on the size. The exact elastic length is specified on the pattern pieces.

9. Matching thread – 2 spools.

Equipment:

- sewing machine for construction

- stitch-in-the-ditch foot for the sewing machine (optional)

- invisible zipper foot for the sewing machine

- one-sided foot for the sewing machine

- elastic threader (can be replaced with a safety pin)

Circumference ease:

Ease type

Ease measurement, cm

Ease measurement, in

Bust ease

1.7–1.9

5/8–3/4

Waistline ease

1.5–1.7

5/8

Hipline ease

5.8

2 1/4

Upper arm ease

52.3–54.3

20 5/8–21 3/8

Garment length:

Height, cm

Centre back length from waist down including train, cm

Centre front length from waist down, cm

Sleeve length including binding and strap width (estimated), cm

1 (154–160)

155.7

115.9

61–61.5

2 (162–168)

159.7

119.9

62.2–62.9

3 (170–176)

163.7

123.9

63.9–64.5

4 (178–184)

167.7

127.9

65.3–66.1

Height, ft

Center back length from waist down including train, in

Center front length from waist down, in

Sleeve length including binding and strap width (estimated), in

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

61 1/4

45 5/8

24–24 1/4

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

62 7/8

47 1/4

24 1/2–24 3/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

64 1/2

48 3/4

25 1/8–25 3/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

66

50 3/8

25 3/4–26

Mirabella is a lined dress with a close-fitting bodice and a voluminous skirt. It features a waist seam that sits above the natural waistline and a deep square neckline. The draped bodice is fitted with bust and waist darts transferred to the princess seams. The dress closes with an invisible zipper in the center back seam. The fully lined balloon skirt is gathered along the hemline and structured with additional stiff net lining. The long, set-in sleeves consist of two pieces. The top puff piece is gathered at the cap and bottom while the close-fitting bottom piece is straight and features a vertical dart and a faux closure with buttons and rouleau loops. Mirabella is above-knee length.

Approximate sewing time — 2.5 days (20 hours).

Recommended materials:

To sew this dress, choose dress-weight fabrics with the following properties:

- medium weight, with good drape, soft, opaque, non-stretch or with very little stretch

- the fiber content can include natural fibers (silk, cotton, linen), artificial fibers (viscose), blends (silk + polyester, cotton + viscose, etc.), and synthetics (polyester, polyester + elastane)

- the following fabrics are recommended: shirting and dress-weight fabrics, taffeta.

Attention! We do not recommend lightweight, sheer fabrics.

For the lining, choose lining fabrics made of artificial fibers (viscose), blends (viscose + elastane, viscose + polyester), or synthetics (polyester, polyester + elastane).

The dress in the photo is made of dress-weight fabric. The fabric is medium weight, with good drape, structured, and non-stretch.

The fabric content is 100% polyester. The fabric weight is 130 g/m2.

The fibre content of the lining is 100% polyester. The fabric weight is 180 g/m2.

Fabric notions and requirements:

1. Main fabric, 140 cm wide, cut in two steps (one piece fully interfaced), in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

1 (154–160)

(2.35+0.3)

2.65

(2.35+0.3)

2.65

(2.5+0.35)

2.85

(2.55+0.35)

2.9

(2.65+0.35)

3

2 (162–168)

(2.45+0.3)

2.75

(2.5+0.3)

2.8

(2.55+0.35)

2.9

(2.65+0.35)

3

(2.7+0.35)

3.05

3 (170–176)

(2.55+0.3)

2.85

(2.65+0.3)

2.95

(2.7+0.35)

3.05

(2.8+0.35)

3.15

(2.85+0.35)

3.2

4 (178–184)

(2.65+0.3)

2.95

(2.75+0.3)

3.05

(2.8+0.35)

3.15

(2.9+0.35)

3.25

(2.95+0.35)

3.3

Height, cm

Size

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

(2.75+0.35)

3.1

(2.8+0.4)

3.2

(2.95+0.5)

3.45

(2.95+0.55)

3.5

(3+0.55)

3.55

2 (162–168)

(2.8+0.35)

3.15

(2.9+0.4)

3.3

(3+0.5)

3.5

(3.05+0.55)

3.6

(3.1+0.55)

3.65

3 (170–176)

(2.9+0.35)

3.25

(3+0.4)

3.4

(3.1+0.5)

3.6

(3.15+0.55)

3.7

(3.2+0.55)

3.7

4 (178–184)

(3+0.35)

3.35

(3.05+0.4)

3.45

(3.2+0.5)

3.7

(3.25+0.55)

3.8

(3.3+0.55)

3.85

Main fabric, 150 cm wide, cut in two steps (one piece fully interfaced), in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

1 (154–160)

(2.2+0.3)

2.5

(2.3+0.3)

2.6

(2.4+0.35)

2.75

(2.45+0.35)

2.8

(2.55+0.35)

2.9

2 (162–168)

(2.3+0.3)

2.6

(2.4+0.3)

2.7

(2.45+0.35)

2.8

(2.55+0.35)

2.9

(2.65+0.35)

3

3 (170–176)

(2.4+0.3)

2.7

(2.5+0.3)

2.8

(2.6+0.35)

2.95

(2.65+0.35)

3

(2.7+0.35)

3.05

4 (178–184)

(2.5+0.3)

2.8

(2.6+0.3)

2.9

(2.65+0.35)

3

(2.75+0.35)

3.1

(2.85+0.35)

3.2

Height, cm

Size

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

(2.65+0.35)

3

(2.7+0.35)

3.05

(2.75+0.4)

3.15

(2.8+0.4)

3.2

(2.85+0.55)

3.4

2 (162–168)

(2.7+0.35)

3.05

(2.75+0.35)

3.1

(2.8+0.4)

3.2

(2.85+0.4)

3.25

(2.9+0.55)

3.45

3 (170–176)

(2.8+0.35)

3.15

(2.9+0.35)

3.25

(2.95+0.4)

3.35

(3+0.4)

3.4

(3.05+0.55)

3.6

4 (178–184)

(2.95+0.35)

3.3

(3+0.35)

3.35

(3+0.4)

3.4

(3.1+0.4)

3.5

(3.15+0.55)

3.7

Main fabric, 55" wide, cut in two steps (one piece fully interfaced), in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

(2 5/8+3/8)

2 7/8

(2 5/8+3/8)

2 7/8

(2 3/4+3/8)

3 1/8

(2 3/4+3/8)

3 1/8

(2 7/8+3/8)

3 1/4

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

(2 5/8+3/8)

3

(2 3/4+3/8)

3

(2 3/4+3/8)

3 1/8

(2 7/8+3/8)

3 1/4

(3+3/8)

3 3/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

(2 3/4+3/8)

3 1/8

(2 7/8+3/8)

3 1/4

(3+3/8)

3 3/8

(3+3/8)

3 1/2

(3 1/8+3/8)

3 1/2

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

(2 7/8+3/8)

3 1/4

(3+3/8)

3 3/8

(3+3/8)

3 1/2

(3 1/8+3/8)

3 1/2

(3 1/4+3/8)

3 5/8

Height, ft

Size

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

(3+3/8)

3 3/8

(3+3/8)

3 1/2

(3 1/4+1/2)

3 3/4

(3 1/4+5/8)

3 7/8

(3 1/4+5/8)

3 7/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

(3+3/8)

3 1/2

(3 1/8+3/8)

3 5/8

(3 1/4+1/2)

3 7/8

(3 3/8+5/8)

3 7/8

(3 3/8+5/8)

4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

(3 1/8+3/8)

3 1/2

(3 1/4+3/8)

3 3/4

(3 3/8+1/2)

3 7/8

(3 1/2+5/8)

4

(3 1/2+5/8)

4

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

(3 1/4+3/8)

3 5/8

(3 3/8+3/8)

3 3/4

(3 1/2+1/2)

4

(3 1/2+5/8)

4 1/8

(3 5/8+5/8)

4 1/4

Main fabric, 59" cm wide, cut in two steps (one piece fully interfaced), in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

(2 3/8+3/8)

2 3/4

(2 1/2+3/8)

2 7/8

(2 5/8+3/8)

3

(2 5/8+3/8)

3

(2 3/4+3/8)

3 1/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

(2 1/2+3/8)

2 7/8

(2 5/8+3/8)

3

(2 5/8+3/8)

3

(2 3/4+3/8)

3 1/8

(2 7/8+3/8)

3 1/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

(2 5/8+3/8)

3

(2 3/4+3/8)

3

(2 7/8+3/8)

3 1/4

(2 7/8+3/8)

3 1/4

(3+3/8)

3 3/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

(2 3/4+3/8)

3

(2 7/8+3/8)

3 1/8

(2 7/8+3/8)

3 1/4

(3+3/8)

3 3/8

(3 1/8+3/8)

3 1/2

Height, ft

Size

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

(2 7/8+3/8)

3 1/4

(3+3/8)

3 3/8

(3+3/8)

3 1/2

(3+3/8)

3 1/2

(3 1/8+5/8)

3 3/4

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

(3+3/8)

3 3/8

(3+3/8)

3 3/8

(3+3/8)

3 1/2

(3 1/8+3/8)

3 1/2

(3 1/8+5/8)

3 3/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

(3+3/8)

3 1/2

(3 1/8+3/8)

3 1/2

(3 1/4+3/8)

3 5/8

(3 1/4+3/8)

3 3/4

(3 3/8+5/8)

3 7/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

(3 1/4+3/8)

3 5/8

(3 1/4+3/8)

3 5/8

(3 1/4+3/8)

3 3/4

(3 3/8+3/8)

3 7/8

(3 1/2+5/8)

4

2. Additional fabric, 140 cm wide, with a directional print/nap, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34–40

42–44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

0.95

0.95

0.95

0.95

0.95

0.95

2 (162–168)

1

1

1

1

1

1.05

3 (170–176)

1.1

1.1

1.15

1.15

1.15

1.25

4 (178–184)

1.15

1.2

1.3

1.25

1.3

1.4

Additional fabric, 55" wide, with a directional print/nap, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34–40

42–44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

1

1

1

1

1

1

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 3/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 3/8

1 3/8

1 3/8

1 1/2

3. Lining fabric, 140 cm wide, with a directional print, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34–38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

1

1.05

1.05

1.05

1.05

1.15

1.15

1.2

2 (162–168)

1.05

1.05

1.1

1.1

1.1

1.2

1.25

1.25

3 (170–176)

1.1

1.1

1.1

1.15

1.2

1.3

1.3

1.35

4 (178–184)

1.15

1.15

1.15

1.2

1.25

1.35

1.35

1.4

Lining fabric, 55" wide, with a directional print, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34–38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 3/8

1 3/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 3/8

1 3/8

1 1/2

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 3/8

1 1/2

1 1/2

1 1/2

IMPORTANT! When purchasing fabric, please account for shrinkage and buy 5% more than required.

4. Lightweight knit or woven interfacing, 140 cm (55") wide, for all heights:

Size

34–36

38–44

46

48

50–52

meters

0.3

0.35

0.4

0.5

0.55

yards

3/8

3/8

3/8

1/2

5/8

Lightweight knit or woven interfacing, 150 cm (59") wide, for all heights:

Size

34–36

38–46

48–50

52

meters

0.3

0.35

0.4

0.55

yards

3/8

3/8

3/8

5/8

5. One invisible zipper, 50 cm (19 5/8”) long, for all sizes in all heights

6. Twenty-four buttons, 0.7–1 cm (1/4–3/8") in diameter

7. Matching thread — 1 spool for the sewing machine

8. Rigilene tape, 2.5 cm wide, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

1.47

1.5

1.53

1.56

1.59

1.62

1.65

1.65

1.68

1.7

2 (162–168)

1.52

1.55

1.58

1.61

1.64

1.68

1.71

1.7

1.73

1.76

3 (170–176)

1.61

1.64

1.67

1.71

1.74

1.77

1.8

1.8

1.82

1.85

4 (178–184)

1.68

1.71

1.74

1.78

1.81

1.84

1.87

1.86

1.89

1.92

9. Rigilene tape, 1" wide, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

1 5/8

1 5/8

1 5/8

1 3/4

1 3/4

1 3/4

1 3/4

1 3/4

1 7/8

1 7/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

1 5/8

1 3/4

1 3/4

1 3/4

1 3/4

1 7/8

1 7/8

1 7/8

1 7/8

1 7/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

1 3/4

1 3/4

1 7/8

1 7/8

1 7/8

1 7/8

2

2

2

2

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

1 7/8

1 7/8

1 7/8

2

2

2

2

2

2 1/8

2 1/8

10. Straight-grain fusible stay tape, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

2.19

2.27

2.36

2.45

2.53

2.6

2.69

2.8

2.89

2.97

2 (162–168)

2.23

2.32

2.4

2.48

2.57

2.65

2.74

2.84

2.92

3

3 (170–176)

2.25

2.34

2.43

2.51

2.6

2.68

2.77

2.87

2.94

3.02

4 (178–184)

2.3

2.4

2.47

2.56

2.64

2.72

2.8

2.9

2.98

3.06

Straight-grain fusible stay tape, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

2 3/8

2 1/2

2 5/8

2 5/8

2 3/4

2 7/8

3

3

3 1/8

3 1/4

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

2 1/2

2 1/2

2 5/8

2 3/4

2 3/4

2 7/8

3

3 1/8

3 1/4

3 1/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

2 1/2

2 1/2

2 5/8

2 3/4

2 7/8

2 7/8

3

3 1/8

3 1/4

3 1/4

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

2 1/2

2 5/8

2 3/4

2 3/4

2 7/8

3

3

3 1/8

3 1/4

3 3/8

Stitched bias-cut fusible stay tape for all heights:

Size

34–36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

meters

0.77

0.78

0.79

0.8

0.82

0.83

0.85

0.86

0.87

yards

7/8

7/8

7/8

7/8

7/8

7/8

7/8

1

1

11. One set of foam bra cups.

Equipment:

- sewing machine for construction

- stitch-in-the-ditch foot for the sewing machine (optional)

- invisible zipper foot for the sewing machine

- one-sided foot for the sewing machine

- loop turner

- pinnable dress form

Circumference ease:

 Ease type

Ease measurement, cm

Ease measurement, in

Bust ease

0

0

Waistline ease (for the lining)

9.9–26.3

3 7/8–10 3/8

Hipline ease (for the lining)

23.3–40.4

9 1/8–15 7/8

Upper arm ease

2–2.6

3/4–1

Garment length:

Height, cm

Garment length from waist down (estimated), cm

Sleeve length (for the lining), cm

1 (154–160)

39

63.6

2 (162–168)

42

65.7

3 (170–176)

45

67.7

4 (178–184)

48

69.6

Height, ft

Garment length from waist down (estimated), in

Sleeve length (for the lining), in

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

15 3/8

25

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

16 1/2

25 7/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

17 3/4

26 5/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

18 7/8

27 3/8

The Ophelia set includes a bodysuit and a skirt.

The close-fitting bodysuit is made of tulle and embellished with lace details sewn on by hand. The front is fitted with bust and waist darts. The back is fitted with waist darts. The neckline is low and V-shaped at the back and round at the front. The bodysuit fastens with an invisible zipper in the center back seam and also has a snap tape closure at the crotch.

The full circle skirt is made of six layers of tulle. The outer layer features godet pieces inserted into the slits. The upper part of the skirt is embellished with lace details sewn on by hand. There is a slit at the center back for the closure. The waistband fastens with a snap. The skirt is below-ankle length and features a train.

Approximate sewing time — 3 days (24 hours).

Recommended materials:

To sew this set, choose dress-weight fabrics with the following properties:

- medium weight, pliable, soft, with medium stretch on the crosswise grain

- the fiber content can include natural fibers (silk), artificial fibers (viscose), blends (silk + polyester, silk + viscose, etc.), and synthetics (polyester)

- the following fabrics are recommended: tulle, embroidered lace fabric

Attention! We do not recommend non-stretch fabrics (corsetry mesh) or excessively stretchy materials (knits, stretch mesh) for the bodysuit.

The set in the photo is made of tulle. The fabric is medium weight, pliable, soft, stretchy, and sheer. The fiber content is 100% polyester. The fabric weight is 20 g/m2.

The waistband on the skirt is made of silk satin. The fabric is medium weight, non-stretch, and soft. The fiber content is 100% polyester.The fabric weight is 150 g/m2.

Fabric notions and requirements:

Main fabric:

1.1. Main fabric 1 (beige tulle), 20 g/m2, 300 cm wide, cut in one direction, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

6.2

6.25

6.25

6.3

6.3

6.35

6.35

6.4

6.4

6.45

2 (162–168)

6.4

6.4

6.45

6.45

6.5

6.5

6.55

6.55

6.6

6.6

3 (170–176)

6.55

6.55

6.6

6.6

6.65

6.65

6.7

6.7

6.75

6.75

4 (178–184)

6.7

6.7

6.75

6.75

6.8

6.8

6.85

6.85

6.9

6.9

Main fabric 1 (beige tulle), 20 g/m2, 118" wide, cut in one direction, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

6 3/4

6 7/8

6 7/8

6 7/8

6 7/8

7

7

7

7

7

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

7

7

7

7

7 1/8

7 1/8

7 1/8

7 1/8

7 1/4

7 1/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

7 1/8

7 1/8

7 1/4

7 1/4

7 1/4

7 1/4

7 3/8

7 3/8

7 3/8

7 3/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

7 3/8

7 3/8

7 3/8

7 3/8

7 3/8

7 3/8

7 1/2

7 1/2

7 1/2

7 1/2

1.2. Main fabric 2 (white tulle), 20 g/m2, 300 cm wide, cut in one direction, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

15.05

15.1

15.15

15.2

15.3

15.3

15.4

15.4

15.5

15.55

2 (162–168)

15.7

15.8

15.8

15.85

15.95

15.95

16.05

16.05

16.2

16.2

3 (170–176)

16.35

16.4

16.45

16.5

16.55

16.6

16.7

16.7

16.75

16.8

4 (178–184)

17

17.05

17.1

17.15

17.2

17.25

17.3

17.35

17.4

17.45

Main fabric 2 (white tulle), 20 g/m2, 118" wide, cut in one direction, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

16 1/2

16 1/2

16 5/8

16 5/8

16 3/4

16 3/4

16 7/8

16 7/8

17

17

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

17 1/8

17 1/4

17 1/4

17 3/8

17 1/2

17 1/2

17 1/2

17 1/2

17 3/4

17 3/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

17 7/8

17 7/8

18

18

18 1/8

18 1/8

18 1/4

18 1/4

18 3/8

18 3/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

18 5/8

18 5/8

18 3/4

18 3/4

18 3/4

18 7/8

18 7/8

19

19

19 1/8

Embroidered lace fabric for cutting out the decorative details

Attention! You should determine the fabric requirement by yourself taking into account the fabric type and structure, the number of lace details on the fabric, and your preferences regarding how many details you want to embellish the bodysuit and skirt with.

3. Additional fabric:

3.1. Silk satin, 150–170 g/m2, 140 cm (55") wide, cut in one direction, for all heights:

Size

34

36

38

40

42–44

46

48

50

52

meters

0.65

0.7

0.75

0.8

0.85

0.9

0.95

1

1.05

yards

3/4

3/4

7/8

7/8

7/8

1

1

1 1/8

1 1/8

3.2. Knit fabric (jersey), 160–180 g/m2, 140 cm (55") wide, for all sizes in all heights — 0.2 m (1/4 yd)

4. Interfacing, 40 g/m2, 140 cm (55") wide, for all heights:

Size

34

36

38

40

42–44

46

48

50

52

meters

0.65

0.7

0.75

0.8

0.85

0.9

0.95

1

1.05

yards

3/4

3/4

7/8

7/8

7/8

1

1

1 1/8

1 1/8

5. Elastic for finishing the leg opening edges on the bodysuit, 1 cm wide (cut into two equal pieces), in centimeters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

98

103.5

109.4

115.3

121.4

127.5

133.6

140.1

146.4

152.6

2 (162–168)

98.5

104

110

116

122

128.1

134.3

140.8

147

153.2

3 (170–176)

98.9

104.6

110.5

116.5

122.5

128.6

134.7

141.3

147.5

153.8

4 (178–184)

99.5

105

110.8

117.1

123.2

129.3

135.4

141.9

148.1

154.4

Elastic for finishing the leg opening edges on the bodysuit, 3/8” wide (cut into two equal pieces), in inches:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

38 5/8

40 3/4

43 1/8

45 3/8

47 3/4

50 1/4

52 5/8

55 1/8

57 5/8

60 1/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

38 3/4

41

43 1/4

45 3/8

48

50 3/8

52 7/8

55 3/8

57 7/8

60 3/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

38 7/8

41 1/8

43 1/2

45 7/8

48 1/4

50 5/8

53

55 5/8

58 1/8

60 1/2

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

39 1/8

41 3/8

43 5/8

46 1/8

48 1/2

50 7/8

53 1/4

55 7/8

58 1/4

60 3/4

IMPORTANT!  When purchasing fabric, please account for shrinkage and buy 5% more than required.

6. One invisible zipper, 50 cm (19 5/8") long, for all sizes and heights

7. Snap tape, 2 cm (3/4") wide — 7 cm (2 3/4")

8. One pair of bra cups (in the necessary size)

9. One sew-on snap, 1 cm (3/8") in diameter

10. Matching thread for main fabric 1 — 1 spool

11. Matching thread for main fabric 2 — 1 spool

12. Invisible thread for sewing on the lace details (for example, Madeira No. 40 Monofil) — 1 spool

Equipment:

- sewing machine for construction

- invisible zipper foot for the sewing machine

- pinnable dress form

- pyrography kit and glass for preparing the lace details, or scissors

Circumference ease:

Bodysuit

Ease measurement, cm

Ease measurement, in

Bust ease

-2.9 – -11.6

 -1 1/8 – -4 5/8

Waistline ease

-3.6 – -4.3

-1 3/8 – -1 3/4

Hipline ease

-2.5 – -5.2

-1 – -2

Skirt

Ease measurement, cm

Ease measurement, in

Waistline ease

1

1 1/8

Hipline ease

106.9–107

42 1/8

Garment length:

Height, cm

Skirt length at center front including waistband, cm

Skirt length at center back including waistband and train (estimated), cm

1 (154–160)

117

177

2 (162–168)

121

181

3 (170–176)

125

185

4 (178–184)

129

189

Height, ft

Skirt length at center front including waistband, in

Skirt length at center back including waistband and train (estimated), in

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

46 1/8

69 5/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

47 5/8

71 1/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

49 1/4

72 7/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

50 3/4

74 3/8

Rosanna is a close-fitting evening gown. This lingerie-inspired corset dress features bust cups and adjustable spaghetti straps. The front and back are shaped with princess and center seams. All bodice seams are reinforced with rigilene boning. The dress is made of two fabric types. The outer layer is made of tulle and is ruched along all the edges, while the inner double layer is made of mesh. An asymmetric, free-hanging, ruched overlay is attached along the side seam. The dress is lined with mesh and closes with an invisible zipper in the center back seam. Rosanna is above-knee length.

Approximate sewing time — 2.5 days (20 hours).

Recommended materials:

To sew this dress, choose knit fabrics with the following properties:

- medium-weight, pliable, soft, stretchy, sheer

- the fiber content can include artificial fibers (viscose), blends (viscose + polyester, etc.), and synthetics (nylon, polyester, polyester + elastane)

- the following fabrics are recommended: tulle, stretch mesh.

Attention! We do not recommend lightweight sheer fabrics (chiffon, organza) and non-stretch fabrics.

For the inner layer and lining, we recommend using medium-weight, soft, pliable mesh with small holes. Choose fabrics made of synthetic fibers (polyester + elastane).

The dress in the photo is made of tulle. The fabric is medium-weight, pliable, soft, stretchy, and sheer. The fiber content is 100% nylon.

The inner (double) layer and lining are made of stretch mesh. The fabric is medium-weight, pliable, soft, and stretchy. The fiber content is 100% polyester.

Fabric notions and requirements:

1. Main fabric for the outer layer (tulle), 300 cm wide, with a directional print/nap, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40–42

44

46–48

50

52

1 (154–160)

2.2 (1.65 + 0.55)

2.25 (1.7 + 0.55)

2.25 (1.7 + 0.55)

2.3 (1.7 + 0.6)

2.35 (1.75 + 0.65)

2.35 (1.75 + 0.65)

2.5 (1.8 + 0.7)

2.5 (1.8 + 0.7)

2 (162–168)

2.25 (1.7 + 0.55)

2.25 (1.7 + 0.55)

2.25 (1.7 + 0.55)

2.3 (1.75 + 0.6)

2.35 (1.75 + 0.65)

2.45 (1.8 + 0.65)

2.55 (1.85 + 0.7)

2.55 (1.85 + 0.7)

3 (170–176)

2.25 (1.75 + 0.55)

2.25 (1.75 + 0.55)

2.3 (1.8 + 0.55)

2.4 (1.8 + 0.6)

2.45 (1.8 + 0.65)

2.5 (1.85 + 0.65)

2.55 (1.85 + 0.7)

2.6 (1.9 + 0.7)

4 (178–184)

2.3 (1.8 + 0.55)

2.3 (1.8 + 0.55)

2.35 (1.85 + 0.55)

2.45 (1.85 + 0.6)

2.55 (1.9 + 0.65)

2.55 (1.9 + 0.65)

2.6 (1.9 + 0.7)

2.65 (1.95 + 0.7)

Main fabric for the outer layer (tulle), 118” wide, with a directional print/nap, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38–42

44

46–48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

2 3/8 (1 3/4 + 5/8)

2 1/2 (1 7/8 + 5/8)

2 1/2 (1 7/8 + 5/8)

2 5/8 (1 7/8 + 3/4)

2 5/8 (1 7/8 + 3/4)

2 3/4 (2 + 3/4)

2 3/4 (2 + 3/4)

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

2 1/2 (1 7/8 + 5/8)

2 1/2 (1 7/8 + 5/8)

2 1/2 (1 7/8 + 5/8)

2 5/8 (1 7/8 + 3/4)

2 3/4 (2 + 3/4)

2 3/4 (2 + 3/4)

2 3/4 (2 + 3/4)

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

2 1/2 (1 7/8 + 5/8)

2 1/2 (1 7/8 + 5/8)

2 5/8 (2 + 5/8)

2 3/4 (2 + 3/4)

2 3/4 (2 + 3/4)

2 3/4 (2 + 3/4)

2 7/8 (2 1/8 + 3/4)

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

2 5/8 (2 + 5/8)

2 5/8 (2 + 5/8)

2 5/8 (2 + 5/8)

2 7/8 (2 1/8 + 3/4)

2 7/8 (2 1/8 + 3/4)

2 7/8 (2 1/8 + 3/4)

2 7/8 (2 1/8 + 3/4)

Main fabric for the inner layer (mesh), 150 cm wide, with a directional print/nap, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40–42

44

46

48–50

52

1 (154–160)

1.6

1.65

1.65

1.8

2.05

2.1

2.1

2.15

2 (162–168)

1.7

1.7

1.75

1.9

2.15

2.15

2.2

2.2

3 (170–176)

1.8

1.8

1.8

1.95

2.25

2.25

2.3

2.3

4 (178–184)

1.85

1.9

1.9

2.05

2.35

2.4

2.4

2.45

Main fabric for the inner layer (mesh), 59" wide, with a directional print/nap, in yards:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40–42

44

46

48–50

52

1 (154–160)

1.6

1.65

1.65

1.8

2.05

2.1

2.1

2.15

2 (162–168)

1.7

1.7

1.75

1.9

2.15

2.15

2.2

2.2

3 (170–176)

1.8

1.8

1.8

1.95

2.25

2.25

2.3

2.3

4 (178–184)

1.85

1.9

1.9

2.05

2.35

2.4

2.4

2.45

3. Additional fabric (satin), 140 cm wide, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40–42

44–48

50–52

1 (154–160)

0.45

0.45

0.45

0.45

0.5

0.5

2 (162–168)

0.45

0.45

0.45

0.5

0.5

0.55

3 (170–176)

0.45

0.45

0.45

0.5

0.5

0.5

4 (178–184)

0.45

0.45

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.55

Additional fabric (satin), 55" wide, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34–48

50–52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

1/2

1/2

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

1/2

5/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

1/2

5/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

1/2

5/8

Important! The additional fabric is only used to make the underwire casings and straps if no ready-made channeling and bra straps are available.

IMPORTANT!  When purchasing fabric, please account for shrinkage and buy 5% more than required.

4. Lightweight knit or woven interfacing, 140 cm (55") wide, for all heights:

- 0.25 m (1/4 yd) for sizes 34–42

- 0.3 m (3/8 yd) for sizes 44–50

- 0.35 m (3/8 yd) for size 52.

5. Stiff plastic rigiline boning, 5–7 mm wide, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

1.1

1.05

1.1

1.1

1.05

1.05

1.05

1

1

0.95

2 (162–168)

1.15

1.15

1.15

1.15

1.1

1.1

1.1

1.05

1.05

1.05

3 (170–176)

1.2

1.2

1.2

1.2

1.15

1.15

1.15

1.15

1.1

1.1

4 (178–184)

1.05

1.25

1.25

1.25

1.2

1.2

1.2

1.2

1.15

1.1

Stiff plastic rigiline boning, 1/4" wide, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

1 1/4

1 1/8

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/8

1

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

1 1/8

1 3/8

1 3/8

1 3/8

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

6. One invisible zipper, 55 cm (21 5/8”) long, for all sizes in all heights

7. Gripper elastic, 1 cm wide, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

0.86

0.9

0.94

0.98

1

1

1.1

1.16

1.2

1.3

2 (162–168)

0.85

0.87

0.92

0.96

1

1

1.1

1.15

1.2

1.23

3 (170–176)

0.88

0.9

0.95

0.99

1

1

1.15

1.18

1.22

1.25

4 (178–184)

0.88

0.92

0.96

1

1

1

1.13

1.19

1.23

1.26

Gripper elastic, 3/8" wide, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

1

1

1

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 3/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

7/8

1

1

1

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 3/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

1

1

1

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 3/8

1 3/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

1

1

1

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 3/8

1 3/8

8. One pair of bra cups (in the necessary size)

9. One pair of bra underwires (in the necessary size)

10. One pair of ready-made bra straps (optional; these can be replaced with straps cut out and sewn of satin) or one set of bra strap accessories:

- Two sliders

- Two rings

11. Underwire channeling for all sizes and heights — 0.5 m [1/2 yd] (optional; this can be replaced with an underwire casing piece cut out and sewn of satin)

12. Matching thread — 1 spool for the sewing machine.

Equipment:

- sewing machine for construction

- stitch-in-the-ditch foot for the sewing machine (optional)

- invisible zipper foot for the sewing machine

- one-sided foot for the sewing machine

- lighter or matches for melting the rigilene boning

Circumference ease:

Ease type

Ease measurement, cm

Ease measurement, in

Bust ease

-0.8−1

-3/8−3/8

Waistline ease

0.2−2.4

1/16−1

Hipline ease

0.2

1/16

Garment length:

Height, cm

Back length, cm

1 (154–160)

83.5−101.5

2 (162–168)

86.5−104

3 (170–176)

89.5−107.1

4 (178–184)

92.5−106.2

Height, ft

Back length, in

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

32 7/8−40

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

34−41

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

35 1/4−42 1/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

36 3/8−41 3/4

Inej is a close-fitting, lined bustier top with adjustable spaghetti straps. The front and back of the top feature shaped princess seams stiffened with rigilene boning as well as an overlay layer with pleating detail. Inej has an attached, flared peplum that sits above the waist level. The peplum is slightly shorter at the front than at the back. The top fastens with a separating, invisible zipper in the left-hand side seam. It features a decorative flower made of the main fabric. Inej is above-hip length.

Approximate sewing time — 2.5 days (20 hours).

Recommended materials:

To sew this top, choose dress-weight fabrics with the following properties:

- medium weight, non-stretch or with very little stretch, opaque, structured

- the fiber content can include natural fibers (silk), artificial fibers (viscose), blends (cotton + silk, viscose + polyester, cotton + viscose, etc.), and synthetics (polyester)

- we recommend using the following fabrics: taffeta, heavyweight structured satin.

Attention! We do not recommend fluid fabrics (silk) and lightweight sheer fabrics (chiffon, stretch lace).

For the lining, choose lining fabrics made of artificial fibers (viscose), blends (viscose + elastane, viscose + polyester), or synthetics (polyester, polyester + elastane).

The top in the photo is made of taffeta. The fabric is medium weight, structured, and non-stretch. The fiber content is a blend of viscose and polyester.

The lining's fiber content is a blend of viscose and polyester.

Fabric notions and requirements:

1. Main fabric, 140 cm wide, with a directional print/nap, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

2.05

(1.75 + 0.3)

2.15 (1.8 + 0.35)

2.2 (1.85 + 0.35)

2.2

(1.85 + 0.35)

2.25

(1.9 + 0.35)

2.3

(1.95 + 0.35)

2.4

(1.95 + 0.45)

2.5

(2.05 + 0.45)

2.55

(2.1 + 0.45)

2.55

(2.1 + 0.45)

2 (162–168)

2.15

(1.8 + 0.35)

2.2

(1.85 + 0.35)

2.2

(1.85 + 0.35)

2.25

(1.9 + 0.35)

2.3

(1.95 + 0.35)

2.35

(2 + 0.35)

2.45

(2 + 0.45)

2.55

(2.1 + 0.45)

2.6

(2.15 + 0.45)

2.65

(2.2 + 0.45)

3 (170–176)

2.25

(1.9 + 0.35)

2.25

(1.9 + 0.35)

2.3

(1.95 + 0.35)

2.35

(2 + 0.35)

2.35

(2 + 0.35)

2.4

(2.05 + 0.35)

2.55

(2.1 + 0.45)

2.6

(2.15 + 0.45)

2.65

(2.2 + 0.45)

2.7

(2.25 + 0.45)

4 (178–184)

2.25

(1.9 + 0.35)

2.3

(1.95 + 0.35)

2.35

(2 + 0.35)

2.45

(2.05 + 0.40)

2.45

(2.05 + 0.4)

2.5

(2.1 + 0.4)

2.6

(2.15 + 0.45)

2.65

(2.2 + 0.45)

2.7

(2.25 + 0.45)

2.75

(2.3 + 0.45)

Main fabric, 150 cm wide, with a directional print/nap, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

2.05

(1.75 + 0.3)

2.1

(1.75 + 0.35)

2.15

(1.8 + 0.35)

2.15

(1.8 + 0.35)

2.2

(1.85 + 0.35)

2.2

(1.85 + 0.35)

2.25

(1.9 + 0.35)

2.3

(1.9 + 0.4)

2.35

(1.9 + 0.45)

2.4

(1.95 + 0.45)

2 (162–168)

2.1

(1.75 + 0.35)

2.15

(1.8 + 0.35)

2.2

(1.85 + 0.35)

2.2

(1.85 + 0.35)

2.2

(1.85 + 0.35)

2.25

(1.9 + 0.35)

2.25

(1.9 + 0.35)

2.35

(1.95 + 0.4)

2.45

(2 + 0.45)

2.45

(2 + 0.45)

3 (170–176)

2.15

(1.8 + 0.35)

2.2

(1.85 + 0.35)

2.2

(1.85 + 0.35)

2.25

(1.9 + 0.35)

2.3

(1.95 + 0.35)

2.3

(1.95 + 0.35)

2.3

(1.95 + 0.35)

2.4

(2 + 0.4)

2.5

(2.05 + 0.45)

2.5

(2.05 + 0.45)

4 (178–184)

2.2

(1.85 + 0.35)

2.25

(1.9 + 0.35)

2.25

(1.9 + 0.35)

2.3

(1.95 + 0.35)

2.3

(1.95 + 0.35)

2.4

(2+0.4)

2.4

(2 + 0.4)

2.45

(2.05 + 0.4)

2.55

(2.1 + 0.45)

2.55

(2.1 + 0.45)

Main fabric, 55" wide, with a directional print/nap, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

2 1/4 (1 7/8 + 3/8)

2 3/8 (2 + 3/8)

2 3/8 (2 + 3/8)

2 3/8 (2 + 3/8)

2 1/2 (2 1/8 + 3/8)

2 1/2 (2 1/8 + 3/8)

2 5/8 (2 1/8 + 1/2)

2 3/4 (2 1/4 + 1/2)

2 3/4 (2 1/4 + 1/2)

2 3/4 (2 1/4 + 1/2)

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

2 3/8 (2 + 3/8)

2 3/8 (2 + 3/8)

2 3/8 (2 + 3/8)

2 1/2 (2 1/8 + 3/8)

2 1/2 (2 1/8 + 3/8)

2 5/8 (2 1/8 + 3/8)

2 5/8 (2 1/8 + 1/2)

2 3/4 (2 1/4 + 1/2)

2 7/8 (2 3/8 + 1/2)

2 7/8 (2 3/8 + 1/2)

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

2 1/2 (2 1/8 + 3/8)

2 1/2 (2 1/8 + 3/8)

2 1/2 (2 1/8 + 3/8)

2 5/8 (2 1/8 + 3/8)

2 5/8 (2 1/8 + 3/8)

2 5/8 (2 1/4 + 3/8)

2 3/4 (2 1/4 + 1/2)

2 7/8 (2 3/8 + 1/2)

2 7/8 (2 3/8 + 1/2)

3 (2 1/2 + 1/2)

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

2 1/2 (2 1/8 + 3/8)

2 1/2 (2 1/8 + 3/8)

2 5/8 (2 1/8 + 3/8)

2 5/8 (2 1/4 + 3/8)

2 5/8 (2 1/4 + 3/8)

2 3/4 (2 1/4 + 3/8)

2 7/8 (2 3/8 + 1/2)

2 7/8 (2 3/8 + 1/2)

3 (2 1/2 + 1/2)

3 (2 1/2 + 1/2)

Main fabric, 59" wide, with a directional print/nap, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

2 1/4 (1 7/8 + 3/8)

2 1/4 (1 7/8 + 3/8)

2 3/8 (2 + 3/8)

2 3/8 (2 + 3/8)

2 3/8 (2 + 3/8)

2 3/8 (2 + 3/8)

2 1/2 (2 1/8 + 3/8)

2 1/2 (2 1/8 + 3/8)

2 5/8 (2 1/8 + 1/2)

2 5/8 (2 1/8 + 1/2)

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

2 1/4 (1 7/8 + 3/8)

2 3/8 (2 + 3/8)

2 3/8 (2 + 3/8)

2 3/8 (2 + 3/8)

2 3/8 (2 + 3/8)

2 1/2 (2 1/8 + 3/8)

2 1/2 (2 1/8 + 3/8)

2 5/8 (2 1/8 + 3/8)

2 5/8 (2 1/8 + 1/2)

2 5/8 (2 1/8 + 1/2)

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

2 3/8 (2 + 3/8)

2 3/8 (2 + 3/8)

2 3/8 (2 + 3/8)

2 1/2 (2 1/8 + 3/8)

2 1/2 (2 1/8 + 3/8)

2 1/2 (2 1/8 + 3/8)

2 1/2 (2 1/8 + 3/8)

2 5/8 (2 1/8 + 3/8)

2 3/4 (2 1/4 + 1/2)

2 3/4 (2 1/4 + 1/2)

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

2 3/8 (2 + 3/8)

2 1/2 (2 1/8 + 3/8)

2 1/2 (2 1/8 + 3/8)

2 1/2 (2 1/8 + 3/8)

2 1/2 (2 1/8 + 3/8)

2 5/8 (2 1/8 + 3/8)

2 5/8 (2 1/8 + 3/8)

2 5/8 (2 1/4 + 3/8)

2 3/4 (2 1/4 + 1/2)

2 3/4 (2 1/4 + 1/2)

2. Lining fabric, 140 cm wide, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34–36

38

40

42

44–48

50–52

1 (154–160)

0.55

0.6

0.6

0.6

0.65

0.65

2 (162–168)

0.6

0.6

0.6

0.65

0.7

0.7

3 (170–176)

0.6

0.6

0.65

0.65

0.75

0.75

4 (178–184)

0.65

0.65

0.65

0.65

0.8

0.8

Lining fabric, 55” wide, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34–38

40

42

44–52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

5/8

5/8

5/8

3/4

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

5/8

5/8

3/4

3/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

5/8

3/4

3/4

7/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

3/4

3/4

3/4

7/8

IMPORTANT!  When purchasing fabric, please account for shrinkage and buy 5% more than required.

3. Woven or knit interfacing, 140 cm wide, 70 g/m2, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36–38

40–44

46–52

1 (154–160)

0.3

0.35

0.35

0.45

2 (162–168)

0.35

0.35

0.35

0.45

3 (170–176)

0.35

0.35

0.35

0.45

4 (178–184)

0.35

0.35

0.4

0.45

Woven or knit interfacing, 150 cm wide, 70 g/m2, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36–42

44–46

48

50–52

1 (154–160)

0.3

0.35

0.35

0.4

0.45

2 (162–168)

0.35

0.35

0.35

0.4

0.45

3 (170–176)

0.35

0.35

0.35

0.4

0.45

4 (178–184)

0.35

0.35

0.4

0.4

0.45

Woven or knit interfacing, 55" wide, 70 g/m2, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34–44

46–52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

3/8

1/2

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

3/8

1/2

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

3/8

1/2

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

3/8

1/2

Woven or knit interfacing, 59" wide, 70 g/m2, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34–48

50–52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

3/8

1/2

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

3/8

1/2

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

3/8

1/2

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

3/8

1/2

4. Sew-through rigilene boning, 1 cm wide, in meters:

Height, cm

                                   Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

1.9

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2 (162–168)

2.05

2.06

2.07

2.08

2.09

2.1

2.1

2.06

2.06

2.07

3 (170–176)

2.1

2.1

2.15

2.15

2.16

2.17

2.17

2.13

2.12

2.13

4 (178–184)

2.2

2.2

2.2

2.2

2.2

2.2

2.2

2.2

2.2

2.2

Sew-through rigilene boning, 3/8" wide, in yards:

Height, ft

                                   Size

34–36

38–52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

2 1/8

2 1/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

2 1/4

2 1/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

2 1/4

2 3/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

2 3/8

2 3/8

5. Straight-grain fusible stay tape, 1 cm (3/8") wide:

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

Meters

1.5

1.55

1.6

1.7

1.7

1.8

1.85

1.9

2

2.05

Yards

1 5/8

1 3/4

1 3/4

1 7/8

1 7/8

2

2

2 1/8

2 1/8

2 1/4

6. One separating, invisible zipper, 40 cm (15 3/4") long, for all sizes in all heights.

7. Two top zipper stoppers for the separating zipper (may be replaced with hand stitches).

8. Hardware for adjustable straps:

two sliders

two rings.

9.  Matching thread — 1 spool (+ 4 optional spools for the overlocker, if the main fabric frays easily).

Equipment:

- sewing machine for construction

- pinnable dress form to create the pleats on the front and back overlay pieces.

- stitch-in-the-ditch foot for the sewing machine (optional)

- invisible zipper foot for the sewing machine

- loop turner (may be replaced with a hand sewing needle)

- overlocker for finishing raw edges. It should be used only if the main fabric frays easily. It can be replaced with a stretch overlock stitch or a zigzag stitch on the sewing machine (overlock or zigzag stitch width 2–3 mm, stitch length 2.5 mm).

Circumference ease:

Ease type

Ease measurement, cm

Ease measurement, in

Bust ease

3.3–3.5

1 1/4–1 3/8

Waistline ease

5–5.7

2–2 1/4

Garment length:

Height, cm

Back length, cm

1 (154–160)

23.8

2 (162–168)

25.8

3 (170–176)

27.8

4 (178–184)

29.8

Height, ft

Back length, in

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

9 3/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

10 1/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

11

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

11 3/4

Luana is a fully lined dress with an accentuated waist. It has a corset-style, close-fitting bodice with front and back princess seams reinforced with boning. The semi-fitted skirt is flared from the waist down thanks to triangular panels in the princess seams. The dress has a deep square neckline and closes with an invisible zipper in the center back seam. All the princess and panel seams feature decorative topstitching. Luana is above-knee length.

Approximate sewing time — 2 days (16 hours).

Recommended materials:

To sew this dress, choose dress-weight fabrics with the following properties:

- medium weight, structured, opaque and non-stretch

- the fabric content can include natural fibers (silk, cotton), artificial fibers (viscose), blends (silk + polyester, cotton + viscose, etc.), and synthetics (polyester)

- the following fabrics are recommended: matte satin (Peau de Soie), taffeta, jacquard.

Attention! We do not recommend lightweight, soft, stretchy fabrics (chiffon, organza, stretch lace).

For the lining, we recommend lining fabrics made of artificial fibers (viscose), blends (viscose + polyester), and synthetics (polyester).

The dress in the photo is made of matte satin (Peau de Soie). The fabric is medium weight, structured and non-stretch. The fiber content is 100% polyester. The fabric weight is 170 g/m2.

The lining is 100% viscose, 50 g/m2.

Fabric notions and requirements:

1. Main fabric (150–170 g/m2) and interfacing (70 g/m2), 140 cm wide, with a directional print/nap, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34–40

42–52

1 (154–160)

1.15

1.35

2 (162–168)

1.2

1.4

3 (170–176)

1.3

1.5

4 (178–184)

1.35

1.6

Main fabric (150–170 g/m2) and interfacing (70 g/m2), 150 cm wide, with a directional print/nap, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34–36

38

40

42–46

48–52

1 (154–160)

0.95

1

1.1

1.15

1.35

2 (162–168)

1

1.05

1.2

1.2

1.4

3 (170–176)

1.05

1.1

1.25

1.3

1.5

4 (178–184)

1.1

1.1

1.3

1.35

1.55

Main fabric (150–170 g/m2) and interfacing (70 g/m2), 55" wide, with a directional print/nap, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34–40

42–52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

1 1/4

1 1/2

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

1 1/4

1 1/2

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

1 3/8

1 5/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

1 1/2

1 3/4

Main fabric (150–170 g/m2) and interfacing (70 g/m2), 59" wide, with a directional print/nap, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34–36

38

40

42–46

48–52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

1

1 1/8

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/2

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/2

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

1 1/8

1 1/4

1 3/8

1 3/8

1 5/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 3/8

1 1/2

1 3/4

2. Lining fabric, 140 cm wide, 50 g/m2, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38–42

44–52

1 (154–160)

0.95

1

1.3

1.35

2 (162–168)

1.05

1.1

1.35

1.4

3 (170–176)

1.1

1.15

1.45

1.45

4 (178–184)

1.2

1.25

1.5

1.55

Lining fabric, 55"wide, 50 g/m2, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34

36

38–42

44–52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

1

1 1/8

1 3/8

1 1/2

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

1 1/8

1 1/4

1 1/2

1 1/2

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 5/8

1 5/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

1 1/4

1 3/8

1 5/8

1 3/4

IMPORTANT!  When purchasing fabric, please account for shrinkage and buy 5% more than required.

3. Stitched bias-cut fusible stay tape with stitch reinforcement, 1.5 cm (5/8”) wide — 3.5 m (3 7/8 yd).

4. One invisible zipper, 55 cm (21 5/8”) long, for all sizes in all heights.

5. Rigilene boning, 8 mm (just under 3/8") wide — 2.5 m (2 3/4 yd).

6. Matching thread — 1 spool.

7. Matching topstitching thread (for example, Madeira No. 40) — 1 spool

Equipment:

- sewing machine for construction

- stitch-in-the-ditch foot for the sewing machine (optional)

- invisible zipper foot for the sewing machine

- lighter or matches for melting the rigilene boning.

Circumference ease:

Ease type

Ease measurement, cm

Ease measurement, in

Bust ease

2.2–4

7/8–1 5/8

Waistline ease

2.7–3.1

1 1/8–1 1/4

Hipline ease

15.4–20.4

6 1/8–8

Garment length:

Height, cm

Back length from waist down (estimated), cm

1 (154–160)

37.9

2 (162–168)

41

3 (170–176)

43.9

4 (178–184)

46.9

Height, ft

Garment length from waist down (estimated), in

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

14 7/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

16 1/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

17 1/4

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

18 1/2

Gal is a pair of loose-fitting, above-elbow gloves made of two layers of tulle.

Approximate sewing time — 2 hours.

Recommended materials:

To sew these gloves, choose fabrics with the following properties:

- lightweight, pliable, soft, non-fraying, stretchy

- the fiber content can include synthetics (polyester, polyester + nylon), natural fibers (silk) or artificial fibers (viscose)

- the following fabrics are recommended: tulle, lightweight stretch lace, lightweight knit fabrics.

Attention! We do not recommend heavyweight fabrics or fabrics that fray easily (heavyweight knits, chiffon, organza).

The gloves in the photo are made of tulle. The fabric is lightweight, pliable, and soft. The fiber content is 100% polyester.

Fabric notions and requirements:

1.  Main fabric, 140–300 cm wide, in meters:

Size

S

M

L

XL

1.7

1.7

1.75

1.8

Main fabric, 55—118" wide, in yards:

Size

S

M

L

XL

1 7/8

1 7/8

1 7/8

2

IMPORTANT!  When purchasing fabric, please account for shrinkage and buy 5% more than required.

2. Thin, durable matching thread (for example, Mettler #100) — 1 spool.

Equipment:

- sewing machine for construction

Garment length:

Size

S

M

L

XL

Glove length, cm

80

82.7

85.4

88.1

Middle finger length, cm

9.2

9.7

10.2

10.7

Size

S

M

L

XL

Glove length, in

31 1/2

32 1/2

33 5/8

34 5/8

Middle finger length, in

3 5/8

3 7/8

4

4 1/4

1750.00