ZANZIBAR Top or Dress - Women 32-52 - PDF Sewing Pattern

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Blouse or dress PDF Sewing Pattern & Guidebook

3 shapes: dress, top or nightdress
3 lengths: dress above the knee, blouse, crop top
Thin shoulder straps or shoulder straps to tie (wider as an option).
Front and back can be interchanged for multiple versions.
Optional belted straight dress or with skirt and elasticized casing.
Lined top yoke and gathered bottom.
Long or short elasticated crop top.
Optional buttoned or buttonless front.
Optional small ruffles at the armhole.
Can be worn over a tee-shirt.
Outfit to be made in woven or jersey fabric depending on the look chosen.


Skill level: easy to intermediate 

What you will practice with this bloomer sewing pattern: gathering panels, assembling a button placket, lining a yoke, assembling a casing for the elastic waist option, assembling ruffles and bias binding straps.


A video is  available in free access on the site including the complete assembly of the garment (all options).

Age range: 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52 (French sizes)

The size 32 corresponds approximately to a 14 years old and the 34 to a 16 years old

See the size guide

Material suggestions:

  • Woven : cotton (poplin, batiste), viscose and viscose crepe, chambray, fine denim, soft linen, seersucker, double gauze.

  • Jersey knit (cotton, viscose cotton ...)

See supplies infos at footer tab "Supplies".

PDF files: 

The PDF files are now available and printable in A4 or US letter format on 35 pages OR new, in A0 format on 2 pages. See all information on the files available in PDF in the footer tab "delivery".

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Fabric and trims:

  • 1,5 cm (1/2 in.) wide elastic for elasticated versions
  • Bias binding for the straps
  • 9 to 11 mm buttons
  • 100x5 cm (40x2 in.) fusible interfacing for buttoned versions
  • 45 cm (17 3/4 in.) of thin tape for jersey binding.

The fabric requirements do not include the bias binding to be purchased ready made. If you want to make your own bias binding (cut at 45° in the fabric), you will have to consider the needs indicated in brackets. NB: 1 cm (3/8'') straps from size 32 to 46 and 2 cm (7/8'') wide for 48 to 52.

Size

32

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

Height

in cm

165

165

165

165

165

165

165

165

165

165

165

Height

in inch

65

65

65

65

65

65

65

65

65

65

65

(Measurement in brackets if do-it-yourself bias binding option)

Fabric *

in yards

Crop top

with buttons *

1/2 y

(1)

1/2

(1)

1/2

(1)

1/2

(1)

3/4

(1-1/8)

3/4

(1-1/8)

3/4

(1-1/4)

3/4

(1-1/4)

3/4

(1-1/4)

3/4

(1-1/4)

3/4

(1-1/4)

Crop top

without button *

1/2

(1)

1/2

(1)

1/2

(1)

1/2

(1)

7/8

(1)

7/8

(1)

7/8

(1)

7/8

(1-1/4)

7/8

(1-1/4)

7/8

(1-1/4)

7/8

(1-1/4)

Blouse

with buttons *

7/8

(1-1/4)

7/8

(1-1/4)

7/8

(1-1/4)

7/8

(1-1/4)

1-1/4

(1-3/8)

1-1/4

(1-3/8)

1-1/4

(1-3/8)

1-1/4

(1-3/8)

1-1/4

(1-3/8)

1-1/4

(1-1/2)

1-1/4

(1-1/2)

 

Blouse

without button *

7/8

(1-1/4)

7/8

(1-1/4)

7/8

(1-1/4)

7/8

(1-1/4)

7/8

(1-1/4)

1-3/8

(1-5/8)

1-3/8

(1-5/8)

1-/8

(1-5/8)

1-3/8

(1-3/4)

1-3/8

(1-3/4)

1-1/2

(1-3/4)

Straight dress

with buttons *

1-1/4

(1-5/8)

1-1/4

(1-5/8)

1-1/4

(1-5/8)

1-1/4

(1-5/8)

2

(2-1/8)

2

(2-1/4)

2

(2-1/4)

2

(2-1/4)

2

(2-3/8)

2-1/8

(2-1/2)

2-1/8

(2-1/2)

Straight dress

without button *

1-1/8

(-3/4)

1-1/4

(1-3/4)

1-1/4

(1-3/4)

1-1/4

(1-3/4)

1-1/4

(1-7/8)

2-1/8

(2-3/8)

2-1/4

(2-3/8)

2-1/4

(2-3/8)

2-1/4

(2-5/8)

2-3/8

(2-5/8)

2-3/8

(2-5/8)

Elasticated dress

with buttons *

11/4

(15/8)

11/4

(15/8)

11/4

(15/8)

11/4

(15/8)

21/8

(21/2)

21/8

(21/2)

21/4

(25/8)

21/4

(25/8)

21/4

(23/4)

21/4

(23/4)

21/4

(27/8)

Elasticated dress

without button*

1-1/4

(1-7/8)

1-1/4

(1-7/8)

1-1/4

(1-7/8)

1-1/4

(1-7/8)

2-3/8

(2-3/8)

2-3/8

(2-3/8)

2-3/8

(2-3/8)

2-3/8

(2-5/8)

2-3/8

(2-5/8)

2-3/8

(2-3/4)

2-1/2

(2-7/8)

Add if ruffles

+ 15 cm = 6 in.

Bias binding

prefolded

140 cm=55 in. for classic straps (240 cm=95 in. for straps to tie)

Elastic

optional (in inch)

25

25-1/2

26-1/4

27-3/4

29-1/4

30-7/8

32-5/8

34-1/4

35-3/4

38-1/4

40-1/2

Buttons

Top/blouse/straight dress

6 / 10 / 17

 

For the dress elasticized at the waist, consider the number of buttons on the top (4 or 5 depending on the age), because the skirt is not buttoned.

Bias binding from haberdashery: 140 cm for classic straps =55'', 240 cm = 95'' for straps to tie. Preferably use a woven bias for woven garments and a jersey bias for jersey garments.

Thin fusible interfacing: 100x5 cm (40x2") for buttoned versions

Thin ribbon or Stabilmanche© 45 cm (17 3/4") to stabilize the jersey bias

The lining pieces for the front and back yoke are provided in the main fabric. They can of course be cut from another fabric; you will then need 15 cm of this other fabric (for a width of 140 cm).

 

What you will receive with this sewing pattern:

    • A PDF file for each size to print at home in A4 or US letter format - 35 pages.
    • A PDF file for all sizes together to print at home in A4 or us letter format 35 pages.
    • A PDF file for all sizes together to print in a specialized store in A0 format (32 to 52) 2 pages.
    • A PDF file for the guidebook with all detailed steps in bilingual version (English/French)
    You receive an email with the download links right after payment. Download, print and start creating your own garments! For more info on how to use the digital sewing patterns created by Ikatee, please check our instructions.

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