This is a digital print-at-home pattern for a retro styled beach dress cover up adapted from a vintage French pattern. The dress features a button front faux-closure and a side zipper, front inverted skirt pleat and matching belt with a purchased buckle. The hem can be lengthened to make this as an every day sun dress.
This dress could also be worn with bikini bottoms as a great retro bathing suit.
Size Medium/ Large: 38" Bust, 30" waist.
Finished skirt length from waistline: 13".
PATTERN NOT IN YOUR SIZE?
I have created a detailed, illustrated tutorial for easily grading this pattern up or down to any size here: http://afewthreadsloose.blogspot.com/2012/08/grading-pattern-depew-3009.html
2 yards of 35" or wider fabric.
Self or purchased bias binding, 1 yard.
Zipper, 3-4 buttons, and belt buckle.
The pattern prints as a 9 page pattern sheet with full sized pattern pieces laid out over each other (Much like a Burda pattern sheet). Each pattern piece can then be individually traced from the master sheet. (Or, if you prefer, you can just print the pattern sheet several times and cut out the pieces).
Difficulty level: Easy- Intermediate
Pages are formatted for both US Letter and A4 paper.
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