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Elisalex Dress - PDF sewing pattern

£ 9.00

Elisalex Dress - PDF sewing pattern


Sizing Chart

£ 9.00

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*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

An elegant dress with a fitted princess seamed bodice and box pleated tulip skirt. There are three sleeve variations and the bodice is designed with very little ease to hug the figure and enhance a cinched waist. The sleeveless bodice of Variation 1 is fully lined whilst Variations 2 & 3 are finished with a neckline facing.

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

Medium-heavy weight wovens are best: upholstery cottons, flannel, shantung silk, taffeta, brocade, jacquard, tweed and wool. For the lining we recommend a 100% cotton lawn. Lighter weight fabrics will benefit from underlining in silk organza or cotton organdy at the skirt.

Sleeveless VARIATION 1
45" / 115cm 
ALL SIZES NEED 2.3m / 2.5yds
60" / 150cm 
ALL SIZES NEED 2m / 2.2yds
Short sleeved VARIATION 2
45" / 115cm
ALL SIZES NEED 2.9m / 3.2yds
60" / 150cm
ALL SIZES NEED 2.6m / 2.9yds
Long sleeved VARIATION 3
45" / 115cm 
ALL SIZES NEED 3.2m / 3.5yds
60" / 150cm 
ALL SIZES NEED 2.6m / 2.9yds
LINING
45" / 115cm 
ALL SIZES NEED 0.8m / 0.9yds
60" / 150cm 
ALL SIZES NEED 0.8m / 0.9yds
  • Your fabric
  • Invisible zipper 16" for Variation 1; 22" for Variations 2 & 3
  • Hook & eye
  • Tape measure
  • Rotary cutter or dress makers shears
  • Tailor's chalk
  • Invisible zipper foot
  • Regular zipper foot
  • Pinking shears
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Matching thread
  • Pins
Size US/UK
2/6 4/8  6/10 8/12 10/14 12/16 14/18  16/20
Finished bust
32in
81¼cm
33in
83¾cm
34in
86¼cm
35in
89cm
36½in
92¾cm
38½in
97¾cm
40in
101½cm
42in
106¾cm
Finished waist
25¼in
64½cm
26¼in
67cm
27¼in
69½cm
28¼in
72¼cm
30¼in
77¼cm
32¾in
83½cm
35¼in
90cm
38¼in
97½cm
Finished hip
51in
129½cm
52in
132cm
53in
134½cm
54in
137cm
56in
142cm
58in
147cm
61in
155cm
64in
162½cm
Finished skirt length
24in
61cm
24in
61cm
24in
61cm
24in
61cm
24in
61cm
24in
61cm
24in
61cm
24in
61cm

Elisalex

Lifelong West London girl Elisalex is half Italian, an obsessive maker and proud mama to her beautiful four year old boy. She shamelessly enjoys a touch of the 50s housewife – sewing, baking and romance being just a few of her favourite things. However, don't let that fool you, this girl left a bit of her heart in Nashville a while back and loves nothing more than dancing all night to country music or getting down to some 60s reggae. As much as she loves summer, for this pale beauty nothing beats a stormy winter evening with real wood fires and knitting at hand. A firm non believer in the concept of being overdressed, if you spot someone in a ballgown and heels workin' it on the dancefloor of an East London dive bar – well, it's probably our girl.