Pauline Dress Pattern | Closet Core Patterns
Pauline Dress Pattern | Closet Core Patterns
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Fabric and Supplies

SUGGESTED FABRIC

This pattern can be made with a variety of fabrics depending on the desired effect. For a more structured shape, use light to medium weight wovens such as linen, poplin, seersucker, broadcloth, sateen, chambray, or cotton shirtings. For a softer effect, use rayon challis, viscose, tencel, cotton voile or silk.

Optional lining: choose lightweight fabrics such as viscose, bemberg, silk, lawn, voile or batiste.  

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES
  • Lightweight fusible interfacing (0.5yd/0.5m for 45" wide interfacing).
  • 16-18" (40-45cm) invisible zipper (longer zippers may be used and trimmed to size)
  • 1/2 yard x 3/8" wide (.5m x 10mm wide) elastic for View B sleeve cuffs
  • Polyester thread in matching colour
  • Marking tool
  • Point turner
  • Optional: bias tape
YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (SIZES 0-20)

View A (Sleeveless & Above Knee Skirt)

45" / 1.15m = 0-8 = 2yd / 1.8m, 10-14 = 2.25yd / 2m, 16-20 = 2.5yd / 2.3m

58" / 1.5m = 0-8 = 1.5yd / 1.4m, 10-20 = 1.75yd / 1.6m

View B (Puff Sleeves & Midi-Length Skirt)

45" / 1.15m = 0-8 = 4yd / 3.7m, 10-12 = 4.25yd / 3.9m, 14-20 = n/a

58" / 1.5m = 0-14 = 3.5yd / 3.2m, 16-20 = 3.75yd / 3.4m

Lining (All Views, Optional)

45" / 1.15m = 0-14 = 1.25yd / 1.15m, 16-20 = 1.5yd / 1.4m

58" / 1.5m = 0-20 = 1yd / 0.9m

YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (SIZES 14-32)

View A (Sleeveless & Above Knee Skirt)

45" / 1.15m = 14-22 = 2.75yd / 2.5m, 24-26 = 3yd / 2.75m, 28-32 = 3.25yd / 3m

58" / 1.5m = 14-18 = 2yd / 1.85m, 20-28 = 2.25yd / 2m, 30-32 = 2.5yd / 2.3m

View B (Puff Sleeves & Midi-Length Skirt)

45" / 1.15m = 14-16 = 4.75yd / 4.3m, 18-32 = n/a

58" / 1.5m = 14-20 = 4yd / 3.7m, 22-32 = 4.5yd / 4.1m

Lining (All Views, Optional)

45" / 1.15m = 14-22 = 1.75yd / 1.6m, 24-32 = 2yd / 1.85m

58" / 1.5m = 14-22 = 1.25yd / 1.15m, 24-32 = 1.5yd / 1.4m

Details

Sewing level: Advanced beginner

Sizes: 0-20 & 14-32 (see our sizing chart here)

Finished measurements: See complete final measurements for sizes 0-20 here and for sizes 14-32 here 

Instructions: English & French (French instructions available as PDF only)

Print at Home File (Letter & A4): Sizes 0-20 (29-61 pages), Sizes 14-32 (36-75 pages), sizes are layered.

Copyshop file (36x48 / A0): Sizes 0-20 (3 pages), Sizes 14-32 (4 pages), sizes are layered.

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Customer Reviews

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Perfect fit right out of the gate

I combined the Pauline top with a Cashmerette Upton skirt to make my teenager a custom performance dress for string quartet and a performance gown for a gala concert. Both turned out wonderfully. They are generally hard to fit but this one fit immediately with no pattern adjustments. It was comfortable for them to wear and play viola and violin in. A definite win!

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L.S.
Pauline dress

I made the sleeveless, short length version. I used linen fabric and fully lined the dress. The instructions are very easy to follow with lots of online help if needed. The pattern itself fitted like a dream with no alterations. Absolutely love the dress and will definitely make more.

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Perfect fit right out of the gate

I combined the Pauline top with a Cashmerette Upton skirt to make my teenager a custom performance dress for string quartet and a performance gown for a gala concert. Both turned out wonderfully. They are generally hard to fit but this one fit immediately with no pattern adjustments. It was comfortable for them to wear and play viola and violin in. A definite win!

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L.S.
Pauline dress

I made the sleeveless, short length version. I used linen fabric and fully lined the dress. The instructions are very easy to follow with lots of online help if needed. The pattern itself fitted like a dream with no alterations. Absolutely love the dress and will definitely make more.