The pattern for women’s dress SILHOUETTE with a slimming effect:
- The pattern for women’s dress SILHOUETTE is constructed in a professional program for clothing pattern development and it is available in sizes 32 – 60 (find size chart below).
- The dress has a close-fitting silhouette, raglan sleeves, and a boat neck. The neckline is lined with facing, the side parts and sleeves are deliberately sewn from a fabric of a dark muted color, thanks to which the dress has a slimming effect. (If you sew the side parts from a light-colored fabric, the slimming effect will disappear.)
- The pattern is in PDF format (divided into A4 and A0 pages) and it will be sent electronically to your email after purchase.
A pattern of the new generation:
- contains 4 pattern variants (PDF A4 with seam allowances outlined, PDF A4 without seam allowances, PDF A0 with seam allowances outlined, and PDF A0 without seam allowances)
- includes detailed sewing guide (free download below)
- has all individual parts marked with a large number, so you can easily recognize them
- has seams numbered in the order in which they are supposed to be sewn, this makes sewing easier and more pleasant for beginners
- contains a detailed layout of the pattern so you can assemble the pattern in no time
- contains a positioning plan as a tip for a possible way of positioning the cut on the fabric
- includes a positioning plan that is an example of how you can efficiently position individual pattern pieces on a fabric
- offers QR codes that link to specific articles with related sewing tips and tutorials
- You can find sewing instructions for this dress here: How to sew the dress SILHOUETTE with a slimming effect.
- Instructions for a simplified version of this dress can be found here: How to sew the dress SILHOUETTE with a slimming effect – Simplified version
- You can sew this dress with an overlock or a regular sewing machine. I recommend using flexible seams when sewing with a regular sewing machine (narrow zig-zag stitch, three-step straight stitch, etc.) so that the seams don’t tear. I also recommend lowering the foot pressure and reducing bobbin thread tension slightly if your sewing machine allows it.
- Before you start sewing, I recommend reading this article: Sewing elastic fabrics with a regular sewing machine – 4 steps to success
- This pattern is designed for knits of medium thickness – elastic materials. Use thicker cotton knit with elastane, French Terry, thinner uncombed laid-in knit, Ponte Roma, etc. Make sure that your material contains elastic fibers.
The required amount of material:
Primary fabric (back & front piece):
- 1 m for all sizes
- Sizes 32 – 40: 0.8 m
- Sizes 42 – 50: 1 m
- Sizes 52 – 60: 1.2 m
There are four versions of this pattern:
(you will receive all of them after purchase)
- 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 seamlines 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.
- 3rd version (one size view) – PDF A0 – 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). This large-format pattern does not need to be glued together, you can print this version on a home or office plotter or in one of the many copy centers.
- 4th version (classic view) – PDF A0 pattern showing all sizes without seam allowances – all sizes are outlined “in one picture” (each in its own color) without seam allowances. This large-format pattern does not need to be glued together, you can print this version on a home or office plotter or in one of the many copy centers.
You can choose what works best for you. 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.
When and how do I receive my 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 the desired size.
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 the personal experiences of the author. Your 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 email@example.com
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 the size chart and paper pattern. That is the only way to find the right pattern size.
- Besides, it’s almost always necessary to adjust the pattern slightly to 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 a 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 a 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 a “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 allowances with 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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- How to scale the pattern proportionally
- How to baste the fabric
- How to choose a sewing machine needle
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