PAULINE DRESS • Pattern
By Closet Core Patterns, the Pauline Dress is a paper sewing pattern.
Garment Details: Pauline is a true statement dress; dramatic, romantic and loaded with special details. Create truly distinct looks by mixing and matching sleeves and skirt styles to make the Pauline of your dreams.
View A is a chic, sleeveless sheath with a straight skirt that hits just above the knee. View B features a striking puff sleeve in two lengths and a midi-length tiered skirt. All views feature a unique bodice design that incorporates knife pleats at the waist, a face-framing square neckline and a keyhole opening in the back bodice tied at the nape of the neck.
Pauline can be made unlined or fully lined and is closed with an invisible zipper at center back.
Sizing: This is a multi-size paper pattern in an envelope, including sizes 0–20. Sizing and finished garment measurements can be found here.
Fabric Suggestions: This pattern can be made with a variety of fabrics depending on the desired effect. For a more structured shape, use light to medium weight wovens such as linen, cotton poplin, seersucker, broadcloth, cotton sateen, chambray, or cotton shirtings. For a softer effect, use rayon challis, viscose, tencel, cotton voile or silk.
Optional lining: choose lightweight fabrics such as viscose, bemberg, silk, lawn, voile or batiste.
Fabric requirements: Fabric requirements can be found here.
Trims required: Matching thread, lightweight fusible interfacing (0.5yd/0.5m for 45" wide interfacing), 16-18" (40-45cm) invisible zipper (longer zippers may be used and trimmed to size), 1/2 yard x 3/8" wide (.5m x 10mm wide) elastic for View B sleeve cuffs, marking tool, point turner. Optional: bias tape
Skill Level: Suitable for an advanced beginner.
All seam allowances are included and 5/8" unless otherwise stated.
Photo credits: Closet Core Patterns.