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Added Aug 13, 2010

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We are very pleased to present our first Rockabilly dress pattern to you.

The great advantage of this dress has a perfect fit due to the elastics in the back side of the bodice.

We suggest to sew a trial of the front side upfront to achieve best results with the final fabric.

We wish you a lot of fun while sewing based on our Katjusha pattern.

Please share your results with us once ready. It is our own exitement to see Katjusha being sewed by the community as well.

Material Notes





Spring, Summer
Garment Type


fabric we used:
hair-band pattern

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    Oct 7, 2019, 08.01 AMby bear0602

    what size paper do i need to print the pattern on to?

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    Sep 9, 2017, 07.25 AMby skyekassidy

    Nice one!

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    Mar 17, 2017, 10.28 AMby paulroy735

    You did an amazing job

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    Nov 16, 2016, 05.03 AMby MeganBarahona

    I love this frock

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    Sep 30, 2016, 06.24 AMby ellenjuber

    Wow! really looking great

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    Apr 5, 2016, 04.39 AMby Brittany Dawn

    I don’t understand where to find the actual pattern pieces to print out. I only see the instructions.

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      May 31, 2016, 07.20 AMby April Isom

      Look for the “Pattern for this Project” box. it is on the left-hand side of your screen. You may need to scroll down a bit. When you get to the box just hit "Get It Now’ which will move the pattern to your Library and you should be able to download the pattern from there.

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    Aug 14, 2015, 10.58 PMby marissamar

    I don’t know how to sew the front parts. They don’t seem to fit. I try to follow the instructions but I still can’t get it. Can anybody explain me please? Thanks

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    Jul 21, 2015, 12.00 PMby Esther Hayy

    how do i get it in size 46? i dont know how to change it. but im very short so the letgh doesnt need much changing

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    Mar 11, 2014, 06.40 PMby Elizabeth1832

    Can someone help me with the facing? I don’t know what I am doing wrong…..

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    Jul 20, 2013, 12.01 AMby alanballjr

    My girlfriend has made something similar to this, but not quite with all the detail. You did an amazing job.

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    Apr 22, 2013, 12.41 AMby Casper Wallis-Smith

    ive never sewn a dress before i have some help but dont know how to make this for someone who wears a 20/22 plus size can you help me on how to make bigger?

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    Apr 15, 2013, 07.42 PMby Only1jellybeanz

    Larger sizes please.

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    Feb 13, 2013, 05.13 PMby tbaker15

    Can someone answer for me how the front-side piece and front piece for together? When you look at the photos of the dress, the dress rounds out and curves down around the back to perfectly meet the back piece. However, when you follow the instructions and you pin the pieces together and lay the front facing piece on it, the pattern comes up to a point at the corners of the bodice where the back will meet. Ive checked the pattern quite a few times and I’ve cut it out correctly. No errors there. It’s like something is wrong in the pattern. Help!

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    Jan 15, 2013, 11.20 AMby Laura Fisher

    Hi, I am a complete beginner at dress making, and whilst I realise this is going to be a challenge, I would rather get stuck in to making something that i will use. I understand the pattern, but the one question I have at this stage, is how do I alter the pattern to make different sizes? Is there a way of converting the measurements of waist, bust etc to ensure the dress fits?

    Thanks in advance, Laura x

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    Oct 28, 2012, 03.42 AMby María Luisa Quezada Alcaino

    I love Rockabilly clothes! Thanks for the patterns -

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    Sep 14, 2012, 09.38 AMby GemmaTamang

    This dress is so adorable and I want to try make it. This will be my first project alone since I was about 12. Long time ago. I have printed the pattern and now need help with the construction of the bodice. I cant seem to understand how it fits together. Can some one please give me more details how it fits together.

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    May 19, 2012, 08.02 AMby Elena Schneiker

    Ich stell mal meine Frage auf Deutsch!(Sie kommen ja auch aus Deutschland!) Und zwar, würde ich gerne wissen, wie breit die Stoffe eigentlich sein sollen? Gerade beim Baumwollstoff wäre das doch wichtig, oder? Entschuldigen sie mich, wenn ich vielleicht irgendwo etwas überlesen habe! Vielen Dank!

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    Mar 29, 2012, 09.03 PMby unaupena

    thank you SO much for this pattern. The hardest thing i’ve made, had to sew some parts even 4-5 times but in the end.. I love the dress so much. Been looking for this 50s look for a long time and now for my 3rd dress in my life, I found this. Made it a bit shorter, didn’t fit in the size 36 upper body but found a solution and in the end got amazing piece of art. Will make pretty pictures with myself in it and then show what you’ve helped to create :) Thank you thousand times. You made my day :)

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    Oct 3, 2011, 01.17 AMby Jengy Gomez

    Hi there, I love this pattern but I am having trouble sewing the bodice.

    In what order to you sew the front, front face, and lining together? Do you sew the lining to the front face first, and then that to the front? Or do you sew the front to the front face and then the lining to that? And do you cut notches as well as clips?

    Thank you and sorry, I am a novice.

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    Sep 14, 2011, 05.31 PMby Kndlz

    My bust and waist would fit a size 36, but not my hips… will that matter for this dress?

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    Jul 9, 2011, 05.56 AMby DarkShadow97

    I was wondering, how would I go about making the dress pattern larger?

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    Jun 24, 2011, 05.48 PMby randimae

    I’m trying to figure the skirt instructions out: you cut it on a fold on both sides of the skirt? How is that possible? It also seems a bit small for only one piece to be cut on the fold, even for a size 34. Am I missing something?

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      Jun 24, 2011, 08.12 PMby Kahaia

      Hello and sorry for my english but I’m trying to explain you.

      This is a circle skirt. You must to carry forward the patern to obtain a circle (the skirt is in one piece). I didn’t know if I’m clear. With this methode, you obtain around one meter of straight (but you make fold when you make up).

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      Jun 24, 2011, 08.22 PMby randimae

      Ahhh, I gotcha! You explained just fine, thank you! :)

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    Apr 9, 2011, 09.57 PMby Paich

    WOW What a fantastic dress, I am stunned. Have to make it, when my baby bump is gone….

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    Feb 15, 2011, 11.53 PMby Maira Rocha

    OMG just loved it! my favourite from burda’s!

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    Jan 17, 2011, 08.15 PMby modernkitten

    Do you have a petticoat on in these pictures? It doesn’t seem like anyone asked the question. Thanks!

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      Jan 18, 2011, 08.50 AMby elegant-impressions

      Of course! We present this dress wearing a petticoat underneaht! Otherwise it would not look like this!

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    Nov 28, 2010, 09.55 PMby suekrag

    Hi- I’m a very new sewer and have no idea how to sew the bodices pieces (lining, facing and main material) together. Please help. Thanks!

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      Nov 29, 2010, 09.02 AMby elegant-impressions

      You may follow the instructions!? We made lots of pictures.


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    Nov 27, 2010, 03.34 AMby sewlikeabee6

    That is so cute, IF i was younger I would wear that,so so cute you really look good in this dress Great! Job, also really pretty color…Great modeling job to.

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      Nov 29, 2010, 09.50 PMby apfelbluete

      Thanbk you very much!:-)

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    Sep 29, 2010, 08.19 AMby mik3

    Hi, i really really love that dress!!! And what cute fabric.

    Way the go!!!

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    Sep 28, 2010, 10.37 PMby ladyrockability

    i love it is so cute !!

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    Sep 13, 2010, 04.28 PMby maryferret

    THANK YOU,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Vintage style 50’s patterns MOST welcome!!

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