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Pam dress is a fitted, knee length dress, featuring a classic boat neckline.
This pattern was originally published in 2014, but I have decided to make some updates so it become easier than ever to make.
- The instructions have been corrected. The tutorial has easy to understand images with all the needed steps.
- The dress has been graded and I have changed it to a 4 piece dress instead of 6 (the bodice and the skirt comes together now.)
- I have improved the darts of the dress, adding a back neck dart.
1.5 (1.4 metres) yard of medium weight cotton sateen or stretch cotton fabric
regular sewing needle
1/4 yard of woven interfacing
9” invisible zipper
The pattern covers sizes from 4 to 22. Please check on the chart below for size measurements
I used a medium weight, cotton sateen.
The pattern will work well with stretch woven.
The pattern comes in letter, Copy Shop (A0) and A4 format. The pages OVERLAP 1/4 inch.
Please notice that there might be small differences from printer to printer.
Remember to check the ”actual size” printing option:
Please print all pages and place them as shown in the following printing layout:
Letter and A4
Copy Shop (A0)
The circle with a cross is the symbol to help you to put the pages together. Each page has a quarter of the circle on each corner. When the pages are aligned correctly, it will form the circle with the cross.
The pages also has a note on the left bottom, identifying the name of the pattern, the column and the row the page is form. Just as a reminder, the rows are horizontal and the columns are vertical.
The tabs and notches symbols are explained on the first page of the pattern document. The second page contains a 4”X4” square test to check that the printer is working properly.Here you will re-direct to my shop to download the pattern for free. The tutorial is added to the end of this post. Enjoy!
Click on the button below to find the step by step tutorial and the graded pattern in three different formats.
Please notice that the pattern has not had seam allowance on it.