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Dress and blouse pattern – PDF pattern - Paulette

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    • Instructions guide with handmade illustrations (12 pages)
    • A4 pattern (24 pages, in the ZIP file)
    • A0 pattern (2 pages, in the ZIP file)
    • US letter pattern (26 pages, in the ZIP file)

    Pattern paper format: US letter & A4


    Paulette is the ultimate Peter Pan collar dress or blouse! Inspired by one of my grandmother dresses, it is a beautiful vintage and feminine dress for big (and smaller) occasions. It is pregnancy friendly thanks to its beautiful empire line. Among other things, the pattern features a maxi Peter Pan collar, a sexy front keyhole, cap sleeves, and a gathered skirt. It closes on the side with an invisible zipper.

    It comes in UK sizes 6 to 20, US sizes 2 to 16 and EU sizes 34 to 48.

    The Paulette dress and blouse is an intermediate level pattern. The bodice is fitted and could require a full bust adjustment if you are not a B-cup. Sewing the Peter Pan collar and lining are the most delicate parts. A glossary is available here: www.camimade.com/glossary.

    Fabric suggestions: lightweight fabric with a good amount of drape like viscose crepe, crepe de Chine, cotton lawn, coton sateen, etc. For the lining: lightweight and stable fabric like cotton voile.

    Model measurements: Bust 84cm (33") - rib cage 77cm (30 ½") - waist 85cm (33 ½") - hips 91cm (35 ⅞") - 1.58m tall (5'2"). All samples are in size B.

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    Materials you need at home:

    • Dress – 2.50m x 150cm / 2 ¾ yds x 60” OR 2.70m x 115cm / 3 yds x 45”
    • Blouse – 1.70m x 150cm / 1 ¾ yds x 60” OR 1.90m x 115cm / 2 yds x 45”
    • Lining – 50cm x 150cm / ½ yd x 60” (+30cm / ⅜ yd for the under collar) OR 80cm x 115cm / ⅞ yd x 45”
    • A concealed zip approximately 30-40cm / 12’’-16’’ long
    • Interfacing, lighter than the fabric for the under collar: 40 x 70 cm / ⅜ x ¾ yd
    • 1-2cm wide bias binding : 2 x 40cm / 2 x 16’’ (you might need less depending on your size)
    • To close the collar, a 0.7cm / 3/8’’ wide button if that is the chosen option (the other option is to close the collar with ties)