Thanks to one of our members for sharing this Vintage Dress FREE Pattern in our MHS Facebook Group . This pattern is available in European sizes 8-16.
Bette is a figure flattering flirty frock, with stunning bodice and skirt that can be worked up in a variety of different fabrics to create your own individual style. The bold polka dot cottons look great for this model – but the full skirt frock will look equally beautiful worked up in solid cottons or embroidered silks.
Once you have prepared the fabric and pattern pieces for your size, you’re ready to start stitching – follow the pattern step-by-step instructions to make your own vintage-style dress! Each of the pattern pieces has a 5/8″ (1.5 cm) seam allowance unless otherwise stated on the individual section. This means that once you have cut the pattern pieces and pinned them to the fabric, you will cut them directly from the material – so you don’t need to worry about adding additional borders to accommodate seams.
The fullness of this dress is achieved due to the skirt being made up from five panels. In the model pictured below it’s boosted with an additional net underskirt.
How to assemble the pattern
To assemble the pattern, cut around the border of each page – one long side and one short side (keep your choice of sides consistent between pages). Align them and tape or glue in place.
The pattern includes a print layout.
Once all the pattern pieces have been cut and laid onto the fabric, pin each one around the edges to secure it onto the material.
With dressmaking scissors cut all the pattern pieces from the fabric. Use careful clean cuts and work close to the edge of the
Once all pieces have been cut, leave the pattern pieces pinned in place until you’re ready to work with them. This makes identifying each section easier.