Bistro Dress

   
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Description

This semifitted sheath dress is designed to be flattering while also allowing you to move and to be comfortable. It includes a sash and belt loops for a more fitted look, and the pattern includes options for a wide variety of styles. Choose from long sleeves with a notched neckline or short sleeves with a feminine Peter Pan collar. Both dresses include an invisible side zipper and can be made lined or unlined. Instructions include detailed information for doing a full-bust adjustment.

Suggested Fabrics

Dress: Medium-weight woven fabrics like cotton sateen, chambray, twill, canvas, denim, duck, linen, and light- to medium-weight wool. 
Lining (optional): Lightweight fabrics like voile and lawn.

Notions

Coordinating thread, one 16" invisible zipper, lightweight fusible interfacing.

Fabric Guide

size 0 2 4 6 8 10
View A, 44" Fabric 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards
View A, 58" Fabric 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 1/4 yards
View B, 44" Fabric 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards
View B, 58" Fabric 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 1/4 yards
Lining, 44" Fabric 2 1/4 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards
Lining, 58" Fabric 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards

size 12 14 16 18 20
View A, 44" Fabric 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 3/4 yards
View A, 58" Fabric 2 1/4 yards 3 yards 3 1/4 yards 3 1/4 yards 3 1/4 yards
View B, 44" Fabric 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 1/4 yards
View B, 58" Fabric 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 3/4 yards 2 3/4 yards
Lining, 44" Fabric 2 1/2 yards 2 3/4 yards 2 3/4 yards 2 3/4 yards 2 3/4 yards
Lining, 58" Fabric 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards


Finished Measurements

size 0 2 4 6 8 10
Chest 33" 34" 35" 36" 37" 38"
Waist 27" 28" 29" 30" 31" 32"
Hip 37 3/4" 38 3/4" 39 3/4" 40 3/4" 41 3/4" 42 3/4"
Length* 38 1/2" 39" 39 1/4" 39 3/4" 40" 40 1/4"

size 12 14 16 18 20
Chest 39 1/2" 41" 42 1/2" 44 1/2" 46 1/2"
Waist 33 1/2" 35" 36 1/2" 38 1/2" 40 1/2"
Hip 44 1/4" 45 3/4" 47 1/4" 49 1/4" 51 1/4"
Length* 40 1/2" 41" 41 1/4" 41 1/2" 42"

* Measured from shoulder at neckline