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Island Placket Dress 04/2014 #121



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72, 76, 80, 84, 88 See Sizing Chart
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Women’s dress sewing pattern available for download. Available in various sizes and is produced by burda style magazine.

A breezy summer dress can still have plenty of detail. Pintucks at the front and back, a buttoned placket, and long waist tie make this halter dress absolutely stunning. You could even make it in white for a casual beach wedding dress!

This pattern is from the Paradise Found collection.

Need help sewing this dress? We offer a full length video on sewing every step of this dress, you can preview the tutorial here.

Recommended Materials

Lightweight softly draping dress fabrics.

Amount of Fabrics

Crêpe satin print,
width: 140 cm (55 ins) ­
length: 3.20 – 3.20 – 3.20 – 3.30 – 3.30 m (3 1/2 yds), cut widthwise.

width: 140 cm (55 ins)
length: 2.60 m (2 7/8 yds) for all sizes, cut on lengthwise grain.

Interfacing, Vilene/Pellon G 785.

Lace trim,
width: 12 mm (1/2 in)
length: 2.30 – 2.35 – 2.40 – 2.50 – 2.55 m.

Elastic (baby elastic), width: 4 mm (a generous 1/8 in), length: 0.60 – 0.60 – 0.65 – 0.70 – 0.70 m (3/4 – 3/4 – 7/8 – 7/8 – 7/8 yd).

5 – 5 – 5 – 6 – 6 small ball buttons. ­

Satin cording for the loop fastening, width: approx. 2 mm (a scant 1/8 in), length: 0.30 – 0.30 – 0.30 – 0.40 – 0.40 m (3/8 – 3/8 – 3/8 – 1/2 – 1/2 yd).

Seam Allowance

This pattern doesn't include seam allowance

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    Jan 10, 2017, 04.23 PMby Lbeth

    how do you prevent the bra showing on the sides of the dress

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    Jan 10, 2017, 04.21 PMby Lbeth

    how do you prevent the bra from showing on the sides of the dress

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    Jan 10, 2017, 04.21 PMby Lbeth

    does the bra show on the sides of the dress?

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    Apr 13, 2015, 03.13 PMby liesbeth1957

    Can a petite also make/wear this dress and just shorten it? Or will the top be too long?

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    May 4, 2014, 07.02 PMby allpowerfulstephanie

    Is the lining necessary.

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      Jul 28, 2014, 03.22 AMby msvaughn

      Hello! I would say “Yes” the lining is necessary. Without it, you have ugly seams rubbing against your skin. By using satin lining in the bodice front, back, around the neck, and in the skirt, you have soft fabric up against your skin and it looks a lot nicer too. More finished. Actually, the lining is easy. As for the skirt, just use pattern piece #8 and shorten the length of the skirt to just below the knees. Serge all the edges and you’re golden. After you’ve made the entire dress, turn the dress inside out, and sew the waist of the lining to the waist of the dress at the seam allowance so that when the dress is right-side-out, the lining is covering the seam allowances at the waist, making the entire dress looked finished. Also, it prevents the dress from being see-through, but that depends on the fabric you use. You’ll find that the lining is very easy to add to the dress and worth the extra effort. – Susan Vaughn

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    Apr 1, 2014, 08.42 PMby myeuserid

    THe sizes shown above (72, 76, 80, 84, 88) are not found on the Sizing Chart.

    Can you please indicate what sizes these are in some standard sizing, and tell us which one you are using?

    Thank You!

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    Apr 1, 2014, 05.05 PMby tenicatita

    Not understanding the above size parameters. Typo perhaps? Please explain.

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