Sewing pattern - Women’s retro dress BACKYARD (sizes 32–60)
Women's retro dress with bust and waist darts, yoke, and A-line skirt. The dress is shaped with one large dart on each of the front parts. The back parts are further shaped with another set of waist darts. The dress has a full-length button fastening. There are two variants of the bodice - fitted and loose.
This pattern for women’s dress is constructed in a professional program for clothing pattern development and it is available in sizes 32–60 (size chart is in the gallery).
Difficulty level: This pattern is suitable for experienced sewers.
Sewing instructions: Detailed sewing instructions for this dress can be found here: https://www.picolly.com/pattern-for-simple-womens-retro-dress-sewing-instructions
Help center: If you have any questions about the pattern or get stuck while sewing, feel free to visit our help center: https://www.picolly.com/forum/topic/backyard-women-s-retro-dress
Recommended material: There are several types of fabrics suitable for this dress. The important thing is to choose some kind of woven fabric (rigid, inflexible material). You can use shirt fabrics, cotton canvases, thicker (heavier) poplins, and viscose blouse fabric for a nice flowing version of the dress.
The required amount of material (for 140 cm / 55" wide fabric):
-Sizes 32–36: 1.5 m / 60"
-Sizes 38–42: 2 m / 80"
-Sizes 44–48: 2.5 m / 100"
-Sizes 50–60: 3 m / 120"
There are three 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 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.
-3rd version (classic view) – PDF A0 pattern showing all sizes without seam allowances. This large-format pattern does not need to be glued together. You can print it on a home or office plotter or in one of the many copy centers.
-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.
Size charts: You can learn more about sizes and size charts here: https://www.picolly.com/size-charts-womens-childrens-and-mens-clothing/
- PDF patterns (imperial & metric)
- A4 pattern showing all sizes (printable on any printer)
- A4 pattern showing individual sizes (printable on any printer)
- A0 pattern showing all sizes (printable on large-format printers)
- Pattern guide
- Sewing instructions
Materials you need at home:
- Sewing machine
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