Gin and Tonic // Women's Colourblock Dress Pattern
The Gin and Tonic Dress is a real eye-catcher! This is a flattering A-line dress, with a unique “grown-on” wrap detail. It is designed to be made in two contrasting fabrics, but looks equally lovely in a single colour. The dress closes with an invisible zipper, and features a lovely wide neckline.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate The construction is quite straightforward, though beginners may find the invisible zipper a little challenging. Detailed sewing instructions are included.
• 'Standard' Sizes A-G (US 2-14, AUS & UK 6-16) See the 'sizing guide' image for measurements.
- A Print-At-Home PDF 30 x A4 or US Letter pages.
- A Copy Shop PDF 2 x A0 pages to print at your local print shop (ie. Kinkos, Officeworks)
- An instruction file 12 pages of sewing instructions with detailed illustrations.
- Download size is 2mb.
Materials you need at home:
- 2.4m (2.6 yards) of fabric with a 144cm (55”) width 1.2m (1.3y) of each color, if you are using contrast colours.
- 3m (3.3 yards) of fabric with a 112cm (44”) width 1.5m (1.6y) of each colour, if you are using contrast colours.
- A 50cm invisible zipper and an invisible zipper foot.
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