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Summer Dress SIZES 18-28 NZ

Added Jun 10, 2011

by lila-1

Auckland, New Ze...




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This pattern is in sizes 18-28 NZ (or UK), 14-24 US.
I will not be putting up this pattern in smaller sizes.

This a pattern for a 50’s style dress. I’m sorry, It wont be till sometime in July for me to put up a picture of the finished dress, just dont have the time right now.
The skirt pattern is more like an instruction sheet – sticking all the bits of paper together so I could scan them individually got old. It’s pretty easy to work out using the guide btw.
INSTRUCTIONS are under the "print at Copy Shop’ option at printing. It is in A4 size though. The last page of the instructions under “The Skirt” makes references like ‘below’ and ‘to the left’ – this refers to the last page on the pattern, the skirt guide. I meant to cut out and stick the skirt instructions onto that page before scanning, but had a printer error, sorry.

USE THE INSTRUCTIONS AND MAKE A MUSLIN FIRST! this is my first expedition into drafting any size pattern other than my own size, so it might need some rejigging.

I made this pattern myself and I am allowing you to use for free on www.burdastyle.com. By downloading and printing this pattern, you agree to use this pattern only for your own personal use, and not for sale or any other commercial use.

Please post your finished creations, I would love to see how it works out :)




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    Jul 22, 2015, 10.29 PMby Malin Hellström

    I’d love to try this pattern, but like user Misty Hensch posted three years ago, I cannot find the complete instructions. I see “Step 1 – Instructions: Read them, it will save you tears over ruined fabric”, and that’s it. Are the instructions available somewhere else?

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    Oct 31, 2013, 02.59 PMby crazy--monkey

    I shrunk your pattern to a size 12, for a rock & roll dress i’ve been wanting to make for a long time. I followed your sizingratio. and it worked out great! I turned the neckline on the back into a V and added a collar and sleeves. I will be uploading pictures soon.


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    May 4, 2012, 05.46 AMby Misty Hensch

    It may be because this is my first attempt, but I cannot find the directions…All I see is:

    Step 1 Instructions: Read them, it will save you tears over ruined fabric.

    Ummm…I am confused. Can you shed light?

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    Jan 31, 2012, 11.30 AMby helenrose90

    I’m so pleased to finally find a dress pattern in my size, but I was wondering how much material you would recommend I buy? I’d be a NZ size 18, I reckon. I will post a picture when I finish, but it may be a while! (I don’t have a whole lot of time)

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    Jun 13, 2011, 08.42 PMby Zoe Jackson

    Thank you for the patternq, I messaged u a pic of what i have done so far lol I hope u like it as much as I do . I also cut out a heart on the back which u can’t see in pic.

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      Jun 14, 2011, 12.24 AMby lila-1

      Hi Zoe, Thanks I got it :) the fabric you’re using totally rocks!
      I’m so delighted you’re using it, I am waiting to see how it works out for people, and if the sizing works I will put more patterns up
      good luck!

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    Jun 11, 2011, 09.45 AMby nehmah

    Thank you so very much for posting this pattern in a size I can wear. It looks to be an easily-made garment. Cordially, Nehmah

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      Jun 11, 2011, 09.17 PMby lila-1

      you’re welcome :) I just really hope the sizes work! let me know if i got it wrong

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