Pattern for women’s summer dress BREEZE
- Pattern for long women’s summer dress is constructed in professional program for clothing pattern development and it is available in sizes 32 – 46 and 48 – 60 (find size chart below).
- The pattern is in PDF format (divided to A4 pages) and it will be sent electronically to your email after purchase.
Pattern for long women’s summer dress
- This pattern is suitablefor intermediate sewers.
How to sew the dress:
- For this cut I wrote two articles with detailed instructions complete with photographs:
Pattern for chiffon women’s dress
There are many suitable fabrics for this dress. It is important to use some kind of lighter woven fabric (rigid, inflexible fabrics) so that the skirt is not very heavy due to its volume. I’ve used micro satin from Důmlátek.cz
for more festive shark-gray dress: micro satin
I’ve used chiffon with designer print bought at Tufka.cz
for darker version of the dress: Chiffon with mushrooms
You can also use:
This pattern for women’s dress is available in two versions:
(when you buy this pattern, you will receive both of them)
- Blouse fabrics that are airy and flowing.
- Light viscose
- Linen fabrics
- You can also use lace to sew beautiful and light version of the dress. It is necessary to add lining to the lace version. I’m generally in favor of using natural materials, so I highly recommend sewing the lining from viscose. Viscose is a bit prone to crumpling, but it is airy and very comfortable to wear. (If you use “plastic” lace with “plastic” lining, you will feel uncomfortable and sweaty in summer…)
- Chiffon - great choice for summer dress – I recommend trying this one out, you will be like a fairy! Working with chiffon requires some practice and patience, so I do not recommend this material to beginners. With a little effort, however, you can conjure incredibly beautiful pieces with it, plus this pattern is very simple, so it is great one for the first attempts if you want to try sewing with chiffon. Instructions on how to sew from chiffon and other fine fabrics can be found in this article: How to sew fine fabrics
- A huge selection of quality materials suitable for this dress can be found in the Důmlátek.cz or Tufka.cz
- 1st version (one size view) – PDF A4 – pattern in individual sizes with seam allowances outlined– all individual sizes of the pattern (pattern of each size shows sewing lines and seam allowances are outlined too).
- 2nd version (classic view) – PDF A4 pattern showing all sizes without seam allowances - all sizes are outlined “in one picture”(each in its own color) without seam allowances.
- You can choose what works best for you. The advantage of the classic view (where all the sizes are shown) is that you can easily customize your pattern to fit body types in between the chart sizes. One size view saves time during preparation - you do not have to think where and how much to add for the seams, because everything is already there.
What a pattern from Picolly.com looks like
How and when do you get your pattern?
After the payment has been credited to the account, I will immediately send the pattern with sewing instructions in PDF format
to your e-mail address. Then you just need to print and assemble the pattern of desired size.
Check out my article on how to assemble the paper pattern from A4 pages
Required amount of material
Required amount of material depends on pattern size and on how much frilly skirt you want. The gray dress in the pictures, although it may not seem like it, is sewn from one width of fabric. (The heavier the material you have, the less the pleated skirt you ought to sew so that it is not heavy and does not look cumbersome. Conversely, with chiffon and other airy materials, you can make the skirt really wide.) Fabric is 140 cm wide, so I used about 70 cm wide front and back skirt pieces, length of the skirt is 100 cm. Length of the skirt depends on the length of your legs. Measure the length from your waist to the ankles so you won’t stumble over your skirt when wearing it... In my case, 50 cm of fabric of full width was enough for bodice (size 34). In total, I’ve used 1,5 m of 140 cm wide fabric for the satin dress. But that was really close, recommended amount of material is:
- Sizes 32 - 46: 1.8 m
- Sizes 48 - 60: 2.8 m
This dress has frillier skirt with back and front pieces 90 cm wide. Fabric width was not enough for back and front pieces this wide positioned next to each other, so I needed to position them above each other instead. In this case you will need two skirt lengths and 50 cm for bodice of sizes 32 - 46 and 60 cm for sizes 48 - 60.
Recommended amount of material for dress with frillier skirt is:
- Sizes 32 - 46: 2.5 m
- Sizes 48 - 60: 3.1 m
If you are going to sew version with lining, then you will need to use it under the front piece of bodice and partially under the skirt. Recommended amount of material for the lining:
- Sizes 32 - 46: 1 m
- Sizes 48 - 60: 1.6 m
Especially important figure to determine the right size of this dress is the chest circumference.
Size charts and how to use them correctly
Pattern, including instructions and all photographs, is a copyrighted work and any distribution, copying or disclosure to third parties is prohibited and will be considered a violation of the Copyright Act (Copyright Act, Act No. 121/2000 Coll. / Zákon o právu autorském – Zákon č. 121/2000 Sb., Česká republika), which may be prosecuted. Contents of the pattern (and instructions) are based on personal experiences of the author. Your personal successes and possible failures are in your hands and the author bears no responsibility for them. But that doesn’t mean you’re on your own. Whenever you need advice, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Notice to companies
The pattern is not intended for commercial use. If you are a tailor (for example) and you want to use any of my patterns for commercial purposes, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will be happy to discuss my options with you and create a bespoke offer for you.
For best results, please read the following:
- The patterns are constructed in ready-made sizes, because it is not possible to construct a pattern for all body types (the size chart would get too congested).
- To make the clothes fit the individual figure perfectly, you need to carefully measure it first. Then compare measurements with size chart, and paper pattern. That is the only way to find best pattern size.
- In addition, it’s almost always necessary to adjust the pattern slightlyto make it fit perfectly. (Even if we have two women whose measurements are the same, they will differ in other ways – one of them may have a narrower back and a larger bust, the other may be more muscular with smaller bust. One of them may also have wider hips and flatter buttocks, the other may have narrower hips and rounder buttocks…) Patterns (and their sizes) are only rough guidelines. If you are going for perfect fit, you need to perform fitting tests and adjust the garments accordingly. Sewing is a creative activity and you need to take into account that each of us is built differently. THIS APPLIES TO CHILDREN’S AND MEN’S CLOTHES TOO – WE ARE ALL UNIQUE.
- If you are using some pattern for the first time, always sew “test sample” from a cheaper fabric first. Mark any adjustments in the paper pattern and then use it to sew the final product. It is a classic tailoring method. No two fabrics are the same, therefore, please note that what works with one fabric may not work with another. That is why you should always sew test samples. Sewing is not like baking, you can’t just pick the pattern and expect the perfect results without some measuring, testing and adjusting. That’s just how it works.
- I also recommend temporarily stitching all seams that affect circumferences (such as side seams, instep seams, etc.) before sewing. So, you can try the garment on and adjust it if necessary. Do not underestimate ironing and testing the clothes during the sewing process.
- Also don’t forget to carefully mark seam allowances. Beginners often forget about them. It is necessary to measure seam allowanceswith the measuring tape around the entire pattern and then sew along the correct sewing lines – seam allowances width away from the cutting edges. Careless work with the seam allowances can result in large deviations in the overall widths and lengths of the individual pieces.
- When positioning the paper pattern pieces always make sure that the pieces are oriented correctly.
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