Vikisews Lorraine dress sewing pattern, US sizes 2 - 20 / EU 34 - 52 / UK 6 - 24

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Lorraine is a close-fitting dress with an accentuated waist. It features tie straps and a waist seam. The front bodice features separate cups with a draped overlay. The shaping on the bodice is achieved with princess seams. The skirt is bias-cut and is slightly flared. The dress fastens with an invisible zipper in the center back seam. Lorraine is mid-calf length.

Model: Height 172 cm (5’8”), Bust 86 cm (33 7/8”), Waist 65 cm (25 5/8”), Hips 93 cm (36 5/8”). Model is wearing size 36 in height 3.

Model: Height 174 cm (5’8”), Bust 107 cm (42 1/8”), Waist 87 cm (34 1/4”), Hips 122 cm (48”). Model is wearing size 48 at the bust blended with size 50 at the hips in height 3.

Approximate sewing time: 1 day (8 hours).

Sizing: this pattern is multisized - has sizes US 2 - 20 / EU 34 - 52 / UK 6 - 24 nested on one pattern sheet, just choose your height.

Please also check Size chart and Garment length, sleeve length tabs for more information.


WOMEN SIZING

For women garments with separate distinct sizes:

Size

US 2 / EU 34 / UK 6

US 4 / EU 36 / UK 8

US 6 / EU 38 / UK 10

US 8 / EU 40 / UK 12

US 10 / EU 42 / UK 14

Bust, cm

80

84

88

92

96

Waist, cm

60

64

68

72

76

Hips, cm

86

90

94

98

102

Upper arm, cm

25.1

26.5

27.9

29.3

30.7

 

Size

US 12 / EU 44 / UK 16

US 14 / EU 46 / UK 18

US 16 / EU 48 / UK 20

US 18 / EU 50 / UK 22

US 20 / EU 52 / UK 24

Bust, cm

100

104

108

112

116

Waist, cm

80

84

88

92

96

Hips, cm

106

110

114

118

122

Upper arm, cm

32.1

33.5

34.9

36.3

37.7


Choosing a size for a protruding tummy

For women: to choose the right size for bottom garments, use the hip measurement plus the tummy protrusion

 

Lorraine instructions Sample (Lorraine_instructions_Sample.pdf, 1,219 Kb) Download

To sew this dress, choose dress-weight fabrics with the following properties:

- medium weight, pliable, soft, non-stretch or low-stretch, opaque

- the fiber content can include natural fibers (silk, cotton, linen), artificial fibers (viscose, tencel), blends (silk + viscose, silk + polyester, cotton + viscose, linen + tencel etc.), and synthetics (polyester, polyester + elastane)

- the following fabrics are recommended: satin, dress-weight viscose, stretch crepe, linen, poplin, sateen, silk.

 

Attention! We do not recommend very stretchy knit fabrics and lightweight sheer fabrics (chiffon, organza, stretch lace).

 

The dress in the photos is made of textured cotton. The fabric is medium weight, soft, structured, and has very little stretch. The fiber content is 100% cotton.

1. Main fabric, 140 cm wide, with a directional print, in meters:

Height/Size

34

36

38

40

42

1 (154–160)

1.84

1.87

1.9

1.94

1.99

2 (162–168)

1.9

1.92

1.97

2

2.07

3 (170–176)

1.95

1.99

2.05

2.11

2.15

4 (178–184)

2.01

2.08

2.13

2.19

2.24

 

Height/Size

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

2.01

2.25

2.31

2.33

2.41

2 (162–168)

2.14

2.34

2.37

2.39

2.46

3 (170–176)

2.2

2.39

2.41

2.45

2.49

4 (178–184)

2.29

2.43

2.45

2.5

2.57

 

 Main fabric, 55" wide, with a directional print, in yards:

Height/Size

34

36

38

40

42

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

2

2

2 1/8

2 1/8

2 1/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

2 1/8

2 1/8

2 1/8

2 1/8

2 1/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

2 1/8

2 1/8

2 1/4

2 1/4

2 3/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

2 1/4

2 1/4

2 3/8

2 3/8

2 1/2

 

Height/Size

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

2 1/4

2 1/2

2 1/2

2 1/2

2 5/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

2 3/8

2 1/2

2 5/8

2 5/8

2 3/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

2 3/8

2 5/8

2 5/8

2 5/8

2 3/4

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

2 1/2

2 5/8

2 5/8

2 3/4

2 3/4

  

2. Interfacing, 140 cm (55") wide, for all heights:

Sizes

34–38

40–44

46–52

in meters

0.2

0.25

0.3

in yards

1/4

1/4

3/8

 

IMPORTANT!  When purchasing fabric, please account for shrinkage and buy 5% more than required.

 

3. One invisible zipper, 60 cm (23 5/8”) long, for all sizes in all heights.

4. Stitch-reinforced straight fusible stay tape, 1 cm (3/8”) wide — 1.5 m (1 5/8 yd).

5. Stitched bias-cut fusible stay tape with stitch reinforcement, 1.5 cm (5/8") wide – 1.2 m (1 1/4 yd).

6. Matching thread — 5 spools (1 spool for the sewing machine + 4 spools for the overlocker).

- sewing machine for construction

- overlocker for finishing raw edges. This may be replaced with a stretch overlock stitch or a zigzag stitch on the sewing machine (overlock or zigzag stitch width 2–3 mm, stitch length 2.5 mm)

- invisible zipper foot for the sewing machine.

Ease type

Ease measurement, cm

Ease measurement, in

Bust ease

4

1 5/8

Waistline ease

4.2–5.9

1 5/8–2 3/8

Hipline ease

14.7–20

5 3/4–7 7/8

Height, cm

Back length from waist down, cm

1 (154–160)

75.9–77.4

2 (162–168)

78.9–80.4

3 (170–176)

82–83.4

4 (178–184)

85–86.4

 

Height, ft

Back length from waist down, in

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

29 7/8–30 1/2

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

31 1/8–31 5/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

32 1/4–32 7/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

33 1/2–34

Once the order is paid, within 1 minute you will receive an email with the details of the order and a link to your personal account, where the following will be available for download: 

1. The pdf pattern in your chosen height, in the following formats: Letter, A4, A0 and plotter format. The size of the plotter format is indicated in the name of the document. You will need a plotter printer that can print at least 900mm width. Note that for height categories 3 and 4, the plotter pattern comes on 2 pages. 

2. Detailed instructions which include cutting layouts, construction steps accompanied by photos, as well as instructions on how to work with Vikisews patterns (printing, taping, adjusting, sewing terminology).

 

If you have any questions, please let us know at info@vikisews.com

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