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Retro Dress 09/2017 #122

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Intermediate
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34, 36, 38, 40, 42 See Sizing Chart
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Description

Women’s retro dress sewing pattern available for download. Available in various sizes and is produced by BurdaStyle Magazine.

The figure-hugging lengthwise seams and the couture pleats at the shoulders are the same – updated with a stretch crêpe fabric, it sits more easily along the body. New: A modern, exposed metal zipper closure in back.

In September 1957, fashionistas fell in love with this dress. Exactly 60 years later, we’re fanning the flames anew.

Recommended Materials

Dress fabrics with some body, fabrics with elastane/spandex are ideal.

Amount of Fabrics

Refer to fabric yardage chart in the pattern images.

Seam Allowance

This pattern doesn't include seam allowance

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    Jul 19, 2018, 01.34 PMby Julindi

    I am struggling to understand the instructions relating the lining at the slit mark of the zipper: “Back slit corners (end of zip): cut two pieces of lining fabric… lay these lining pieces on back slit edges, at slit mark, right sides facing. At slit mark, begin at edge of allowance and stitch 2cm horizontally and then stitch up, 5mm from marked slit line, ending stitching at upper edge of lining piece. Clip diagonally into corners. Turn pieces of lining to inside and press. Then press back slit edges to inside, 2cm wide.” Is there any video or drawings available that illustrate how to do this? This had been giving me quite a few headaches … I would really appreciate your help with this.

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