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Charlie Dress - PDF sewing pattern

£ 9.00

Charlie Dress - PDF sewing pattern


Sizing Chart

£ 9.00

*This pattern is only available as a PDF download for you to print and assemble at home, or take to your local copyshop to print intact (they will need to be able to print on paper that is at least 841mm wide, and from a continuous roll). For help with the downloading, printing and assembling process, please see this post*

THE DRESS

The Summer dress to end them all! A close fitting bandeau-style princess seamed bodice with shoulder straps, an elegant fold-over neckband and discreet side seam zipper. Choose from an uber feminine tiered gathered skirt or the simpler, swingier ¾ circle.

Multi-sized sewing pattern from UK 6 / US 2 up to UK 20 / US 16

Light to medium weight wovens will work best - Variation 1: quilting cotton, chambray, lawn, cotton silk, viscose rayon etc. Variation 2: as V1 and also, flannel, linen, eyelet.

Two-tier gathered skirt VARIATION 1 
45" / 1.15m
ALL SIZES need 3.2m / 3.5 YDS
60" / 1.5m ALL SIZES need 2.8m / 3.1yds
¾ circle skirt VARIATION 2
45" / 1.15m
ALL SIZES - this variation does not fit on this width fabric because of the 3/4 circle skirt!
60" / 1.5m ALL SIZES need 2.9m / 3.2yds
  • Your fabric
  • Pins
  • Tape measure
  • Tailor's chalk
  • Pinking shears (optional)
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Matching thread
  • Dress makers shears
  • Tracing paper (optional)
  • 18" invisible zipper
  • Hook & eye
Size US/UK
2/6 4/8  6/10 8/12  10/14  12/16  14/18  16/20
Finished bust
32½in
82¾cm
33½in
85¼cm
34½in
87¾cm
35½in
90¼cm
37½in
95½cm
39½in
100½cm
42½in
108cm
45½in
115¾cm
Finished waist
25½in
64¾cm
26½in
67¼cm
27½in
69¾cm
28½in
72¼cm
30½in
77¼cm
32½in
82¼cm
35½in
90cm
38½in
97¾cm
Finished hip
Full
Full
Full
Full
Full
Full
Full
Full
Finished skirt length V1 two tiered gather
26in
66cm
26in
66cm
26in
66cm
26in
66cm
26in
66cm
26in
66cm
26in
66cm
26in
66cm
Finished skirt length V2 3/4 circle
23¾in
60cm
23¾in
60cm
23¾in
60cm
23¾in
60cm
23¾in
60cm
23¾in
60cm
23¾in
60cm
23¾in
60cm