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Added Aug 13, 2010

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Step 1 Katjusha Size 36



we used the following materials:

dress fabric: first layer: printed cotton 2,5 m (2,73 Yds)
second layer: white cotton batiste 2 m (2,19 Yds)
*note: instead of using two layers, you can sew the dress without any lining only with one layer.
elastic for the back 3 m (3,28 Yds) – 5x 28 cm (11´´) for Backside + 66 cm(26´´) for Waist
lace trimming : approx. 6 m ( 6,56 Yds)
satin-band: 10 mm width – 6 m length (3/8´´ – 6,56 Yds)

Download pattern:

Seam allowances are included! 1/8“

Print out:

No page scaling! Check the test square! The test square should be printed out exactly on the right measurements. 10 cm x 10 cm ( 4 Inch x 4 Inch)

Arrange the sheets as shown in the overview of the pattern (to make this go faster, just fold the edges of the paper instead of cutting them)

Tape the sheets together

Cut out all the pieces. We offered our pattern in size 36. You should adjust the pattern if your measurements are not according to size 36. Size charts are here: size chart
And here is the tutorial of “elainemay” which shows you how to make a pattern larger or smaller: grading-turorial

Note again: Seam allowances are included! 1,5 cm (5/8´´)

Cutting out the fabric:

Cutting list:

Front middle part: 1 x on fold
Front side part: 2x
Back part: 2x (1x and 1x Lining)
Skirt: 1x folded at the sides ( 1x and 1x Lining)
Front facing:1x on fold
Front middle part lining: 1x on fold
Front side part lining: 2x

Put patterns on fabric. Grain line should be correct.
Cut units and transfer all pattern markings on fabric.
Seam allowances are included! 1,5cm ( 5/8´´)

Try on

This dress has a great fit because of the back part with the elastics. However, you may stitch the bodice front part by hand and apply it to your bodice. What’s about the fit around your bust?
If it is all right, you can start putting the dress together.

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    Jul 30, 2017, 02.54 PMby MymiSanchez

    Sorry, where are the patterns ?? I dont see “patterns of this project”….

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    Mar 28, 2016, 01.45 AMby Valerie Ashley

    Can I get this pattern in a larger size?

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    Mar 22, 2015, 05.19 AMby Erynn Svihura

    How to I make it in a bigger size? The grading tutorial is only useful for multi-size patterns, which this is not.

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    Nov 5, 2014, 01.26 AMby Emma Rogers

    The grading tutorial is only helpful to me as a beginner if the print out came with multiple sizes for us to grade down appropriately. How can a novice grade down the pattern simply without knowing the size increments?

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    Jun 16, 2014, 02.36 AMby Melanie Wong

    will scaling the printing size be equivalent to sizing down? i scaled it to 92 percent and im a 32/34. will this work ?

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    Mar 25, 2014, 04.24 AMby Jenna Johnson

    I’m very confused. I’m not sure whether the 36 the pattern states is a US 36 or not… Any help is appreciated!

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    Aug 22, 2013, 08.34 AMby erthanglc98

    I can’t wait to try this and really hope it is a joy to sew and not too difficult for me. How do you get the skirt to flare out? Put some tulle underneath?

    Thanks, Angela

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    May 23, 2012, 07.05 PMby Lotte van Noort

    I made the skirt, and saw there were a lot of questions about it, but you should cut it 4 times, and if the fabric allows you to, in two pieces. It’s a circle skirt, so in the end, the skirt should look like a circle from above. At the waist you win a couple of inches so that you can gather it. Furthermore: I love this pattern! And ofcourse I love the dress which I made :) it’s the 1st time I made something with a pattern, normally I just figure out how the pattern should be and then draw it on some newspapers, cut it, fit it, adjust it and then I cut the fabric.

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    Jul 7, 2011, 05.36 PMby hana-hime


    I printed the pattern and was going to cut the tissue when I realized, that the skirt has a strange size, it is triangular, it cannot be a skirt, should I cut this form 4 time to get a circle ? I really don’t understand…

    Sorry for my English, I’m French, and I’m still in high school :)

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      Aug 17, 2011, 10.14 AMby Seraphina Lorell

      just looking at the pattern it looks like the skirt is a half-circle, so take the pattern piece an place one edge on the fold of the fabric, and cut there

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      Jul 29, 2014, 07.38 PMby napsack11

      I had the same question so I found this tutorial.

      The pattern calls for a circle skirt.

      So you fold the fabric to a square, place the top of the skirt across the top half of the square, pin and then cut along the base. This create a perfectly round circle.

      The tutorial below is in english:

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    Jun 24, 2011, 02.26 AMby emma jensen

    do you have a pattern layout for this patter i would really love it thank you ,and i love the dress!

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    Jun 13, 2011, 12.17 AMby emma jensen

    how is the pattern going to print out the right size!

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    Jan 21, 2011, 06.14 AMby Tasha Smith

    In the instructions it says to download the pattern. Where do I download it?

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      Jan 21, 2011, 09.02 AMby elegant-impressions

      Hi Tasha!

      click:‘Pattern for this project’
      click: ‘get it now’

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    Aug 14, 2010, 07.16 AMby cinderella88

    I love love love vintage dresses and this lil number is the crown jewel! I plan to stitch this dress up soon!

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      Aug 14, 2010, 06.08 PMby elegant-impressions

      Thank you for kind words. We feel flattered.
      We would appreciate your version very much and wish you much fun.

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