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Empire Gown 12/2012 #111



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Women’s gown sewing pattern available for download. Available in various sizes.

Each step you take this long skirt swings at your feet. This classic Empire style dress is stunning especially in this eye-catching combination of shiny satin and chiffon. It is beautifully finished off with a brooch.

This pattern is from the Night at the Opera collection

Recommended Materials

Lightweight, softly draping dress fabrics

Amount of Fabrics

Satin, all pieces cut in one direction.
width: 140 cm (55 ins)
length: 3.90 m (4 1/4 yds)

Silk chiffon (overskirt and bodice lining without ­sleeves), not cut in one direction.
width: 140 cm (55 ins)
length: 3.30 – 3.35 – 3.40 – 3.45 – 3.50 m
(3 5/8 – 3 3/4 – 3 3/4 – 3 7/8 – 3 7/8 yds)
*If you need to cut all chiffon pieces in one direction, you will need the same amount of fabric as given for satin. ­

Vilene Bias Tape/ stay tape.

1 invisible zip, 60 cm (24 ins) long.

Brooch: approx. 25 sew-on “gems” (Swarovski) in a variety of shapes, ­colours, and sizes.

A piece of fab­ric and a “creative button“, Ø 36 mm (1 3/8 in) (or a round piece of buckram or cardboard).
A small piece of lightweight fusible batting and 1 brooch pin.

Seam Allowance

This pattern doesn't include seam allowance

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    May 29, 2014, 08.08 PMby redrix76

    I made this for my wedding dress…shortened the sleeves and the length, added colored buttons instead of a zipper and bow to the back…was perfect for the day.

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