#LN8404 Constance Dress (Paper or PDF)

$20.95$22.95

  • Flattering to all figure types
  • Built up Neckline
  • Kimono 3/4 Sleeves
  • Below knee A-line Skirt
  • Sizes 6-18, All Sizes Included
  • Intermediate Level

PLEASE NOTE: PDF Pattern is Formatted for your home printer. A0 size not available.

Description

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This fabulous style flatters every age and figure type! The bodice has bust gathers and a built up neckline and shoulder pads, and kimono ¾ sleeves with elbow gathers. The midriff features either a contrast or self fabric ties at the empire and natural waistline. The below knee A-line skirt has side seam zipper closure.

 FABRICS: Designed for medium to light-weight two-sided suiting or dress fabrics; ultrasuede or sueded synthetics. Also appropriate for satins, crepe, rayon, light weight wool, and cottons of all types including seersucker, eyelet, and cotton prints.

NOTIONS: Thread, 14″ zipper, raglan shoulder pads

REQUIREMENTS:

4 yards 45” or 3 yards 60” fabric without nap*

¼ yard 45” lining

½ yard 45” interfacing

 

*Using napped, one way designs, stripes or plaids will require more yardage

Additional information

Product Type

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About Sizing

All patterns are multi-sized with every size included with the pattern.

Our sizing does not follow the standard sewing industry sizing, but more closely resembles the ready-to-wear retail market. Our pattern body standard is an hourglass figure with a generous “B” cup bust, curvy, long waisted, with a height of 5’7″. Expect a fitted minimum ease allowance of Bust=3″ Waist= 1/2″ Hip=2″ except when design ease requires more room for style.

Check the top right hand corner of the package front for the range included with the pattern. The package back will include this measurement chart, listed in inches.

HOW TO CHOOSE A SIZE

Because many of us are not a perfect numbered size, sometimes pattern width alterations are necessary. We’d like to help you know how to alter your pattern with the least amount of trouble, so we suggest that you start thinking of the cutting lines as just a mathematical guide to width change rather than a hard and fast must cut line.

The first step is to compare your measurements to the chart. Find the number closest to your measurement without going over. As an example, let’s assume a hip measurement of 42″, which is right between size 12 and 14 on the chart. Because our measurement is exactly between these two sizes, we can draw our own cut line exactly between these two sizes which is the exact size we need for our measurement! If we use this same method at the waist and bust, tapering from one line to the next, matching up all the pieces vertically, we can be more assured of a fairly well fitting garment without making a trial garment first.

Use the chart below to find out where to draw the cut line in relation to your measurements.

For example, using the same example as previously mentioned, the difference between the size chart and the actual measurement is 1″. The chart below indicates that a 1″ difference requires an additional 1/4″ be added to the side seams. Draw a new line 1/4″ from the size 12 cutting line and taper it to the next corresponding measurement for waist and bust. In this way, a close enough fit can be achieved using math, not guess work. Add just the right amount to your pattern to make it the right size for your measurements before you cut.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR PATTERN

From the nearest size, if your measurement is an additional: Add to pattern side seams:
1/2″ (1.3 cm)
1/8″ (.3 cm)
1″ (2.5 cm)
1/4″ (.6 cm)
1 1/2″ (3.8 cm)
3/8″ (.9 cm)
2″ (5 cm)
1/2″ (1.3 cm)
2 1/2″ (6.3 cm)
5/8″ (1.5 cm)

With a few measurements and adjustments, you can give your pattern the custom fit you need.

Shipping

The difference between First-Class shipping and Priority Shipping:

First Class Shipping Quick,  $

Priority Shipping Quicker,  $$

Sew Chic’s shipping rates are based on current USPS prices and are updated on a regular basis. US and International customers’ orders are shipped as packages based on number of patterns purchased. All methods of shipping have package tracking.

Domestic Shipping

PATTERN # USPS DOMESTIC FIRST CLASS SHIPPING USPS DOMESTIC FLAT RATE PRIORITY SHIPPING
1 $4.00 (plus $3 per ea. Additional) —-
1 – 10 —- $8.00
11 – 25 —- $13.50
26 – 75

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$18.50

International Shipping

PATTERN # USPS INT’L 1ST CLASS PACKAGE SHIPPING
1 – 4 $24.00
5 – 8 $36.00
9 – 10 $57.00
11 – 15 $57.00
PATTERN # USPS INT’L 1ST CLASS PRIORITY PACKAGE SHIPPING
1 – 5 $55.00
6 – 9 $60.00
10 – 11 $64.00
12 – 15 $70.00
16 – 25 $85.00