Cherry dress

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Cherry is a lined, close-fitting dress with an accentuated waist. It features a waist seam and a shaped neckline. The bodice of the dress has princess seams at the front and back, separate bust cups, and wide straps. The tiered skirt features gathers at the top edge of each panel. The dress closes with an invisible zipper in the center back seam. Cherry is above-knee length.

Approximate sewing time: 2 days (16 hours).

Model Varvara: Height 174 cm (58”), Bust 86 cm (33 7/8”), Waist 64 cm (25 1/4”), Hips 92 cm (36 1/4”). Varvara is wearing size 36 in height 3.

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

- lightweight, pliable, soft, non-stretch or with very little stretch, sheer or semi-sheer

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

- the following fabrics are recommended: crinkle batiste, chiffon, crinkle chiffon, crinkle silk, lightweight natural or synthetic silk.

Important! We do not recommend heavyweight, structured fabrics.

For the lining, choose lightweight, non-stretch fabrics such as batiste, lightweight natural or synthetic silk. 

The dress in the photo is made of crinkle batiste. The fabric is lightweight, pliable, soft, semi-sheer, and with very little stretch. The fiber content is 100% cotton. The fabric weight is 40 g/m2. 

The fiber content of the lining is 100% cotton. The fabric weight is 60 g/m2.

1. Main fabric, 140 cm wide, 40–120 g/m2, with a directional print/nap, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34–40

42–44

46

48–52

1 (154–160)

1.25

1.3

1.35

1.5

2 (162–168)

1.3

1.35

1.35

1.55

3 (170–176)

1.4

1.45

1.45

1.6

4 (178–184)

1.45

1.5

1.5

1.65

Main fabric, 150 cm wide, 40–120 g/m2, with a directional print/nap, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34–38

40–46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

1.2

1.25

1.3

1.35

1.35

2 (162–168)

1.25

1.3

1.35

1.35

1.4

3 (170–176)

1.3

1.4

1.45

1.45

1.45

4 (178–184)

1.35

1.5

1.55

1.55

1.55

Main fabric, 55" wide, 40–120 g/m2, with a directional print/nap, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34–40

42–44

46

48–52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

1 3/8

1 3/8

1 1/2

1 5/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

1 3/8

1 1/2

1 1/2

1 3/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

1 1/2

1 5/8

1 5/8

1 3/4

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

1 5/8

1 5/8

1 5/8

1 3/4

Main fabric, 59" wide, 40–120 g/m2, with a directional print/nap, in yards:

Height, ft

Size

34–38

40–46

48

50–52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

1 1/4

1 3/8

1 3/8

1 1/2

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

1 3/8

1 3/8

1 1/2

1 1/2

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

1 3/8

1 1/2

1 5/8

1 5/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

1 1/2

1 5/8

1 3/4

1 3/4

2. Lining fabric, 140 cm wide, 55–120 g/m2, with a directional print/nap, in meters:

Height, cm

Size

34

36

38

40–42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

0.9

0.9

0.9

0.95

1

1.15

1.15

1.2

1.2

2 (162–168)

0.95

0.95

0.95

1

1.05

1.2

1.2

1.2

1.25

3 (170–176)

0.95

1

1

1.05

1.15

1.2

1.25

1.25

1.3

4 (178–184)

1

1

1.05

1.1

1.2

1.25

1.25

1.3

1.3

Lining fabric, 55" wide, 55–120 g/m2, 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

1

1

1 1/8

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

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 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 3/8

1 3/8

1 3/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 3/8

1 3/8

1 3/8

1 3/8

3. Bra foam, 3 mm (1/8") thick, 140 cm (55'') wide, for all heights:

Size

34–40

42–52

meters

0.1

0.15

yards

1/8

1/8

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

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

5. Stitched bias-cut fusible stay tape, 1 cm (3/8") wide, for all sizes in all heights— 3.9 m (4 1/4 yd).

6. Matching thread — 4 spools (1 spool for the sewing machine + 3 spools for the overlocker).

- 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

- loop turner.

Ease type

Ease measurement, cm

Ease measurement, in

Bust ease (estimated)

2.1–2.8

7/8–1 1/8

Waistline ease

2.4–3.9

1–1 1/2

Hipline ease

134.5–118

53–46 1/2

Height, cm

Back length from waist down, cm

1 (154–160)

40–42

2 (162–168)

43–45

3 (170–176)

46–48

4 (178–184)

49–51

Height, ft

Back length from waist down, in

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

15 3/4–16 1/2

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

16 7/8–17 3/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

18 1/8–18 7/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

19 1/4–20 1/8

Once the order is paid, within 1 minute you will receive an email with the details of the order and a link to your personal account, where the following will be available for download: 

1. the pdf pattern in your chosen size, in the following formats: Letter, A4, A0 and plotter format. The size of the plotter format is indicated in the name of the document. You will need a plotter printer that can print at least 900mm width. Note that for height categories 3 and 4, the plotter pattern comes on 2 pages. 

2. Detailed instructions which include cutting layouts, construction steps accompanied by photos, as well as instructions on how to work with Vikisews patterns (printing, taping, adjusting, sewing terminology).

If you have any questions, please let us know at info@vikisews.com

Cherry Instructions Sample
Your height:
154-160162-168170-176178-184
Your size (European):
34363840424446485052
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