In this post I am sharing the pattern for the summery sleeveless drop waist dress that I have introduced in the previous post.
A week ago, I came across an article about creating and printing layered PDF files, and it comes to my mind that I can also create such files to make my patterns clearer and easier to use for my readers. And this is my first pattern created using layered PDF format.
Because I am using layered PDF format, I add a lot of details into the pattern, so if you open the file with all layers displayed, you will see very messy pages with a lot of lines and dots and colors. I bet you will be confused if you print all layers out. Don’t worry, just follow the steps to print out a layered PDF, and you will thank technology for creating such wonderful and convenient file format.
There is also some small changes in the patterns. If you print out your size (for example, size M), you will see that there are both cutting lines and sewing lines. I have seen many newbies complaining that they do not know how to determine seam allowance in a pattern that only has cutting lines or sewing lines. In order to help, I am adding both sewing lines and cutting lines into the pattern, and if you print the pattern out, you will see them both. The inner lines are sewing lines, and the outer lines are cutting lines. If you want to sew exactly like how the pattern is created, just cut along the cutting lines. If you want to make some alterations to the pattern, use the sewing lines.
Normally, I create patterns for both regular and petite sizes, but this dress is quite simple and have no waistline defined, and you can wear it a bit long or short. So, there is only one pattern for the dress.
After printing and taping together all pages, you will get a pattern like this (I just print one size only):
OK, that’s some improvements that I made to my patterns, and here is the link to download: the Sleeveless drop waist dress (size XXS – XXL).
Please check for your size in the size chart before printing. This pattern can be printed on both A4 and Letter sized paper.
Tien the Little Sewist
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