Pauline Dress Pattern | Closet Core Patterns
Pauline Dress Pattern | Closet Core Patterns
Pauline Dress Pattern | Closet Core Patterns
Pauline Dress Pattern | Closet Core Patterns
Pauline Dress Pattern | Closet Core Patterns
Pauline Dress Pattern | Closet Core Patterns
Pauline Dress Pattern | Closet Core Patterns
Pauline Dress Pattern | Closet Core Patterns
Pauline Dress Pattern | Closet Core Patterns
Pauline Dress Pattern_Closet Core Patterns
Pauline Dress Pattern_Closet Core Patterns
Pauline Dress Pattern_Closet Core Patterns
Pauline Dress Pattern | Closet Core Patterns
Pauline Dress Pattern | Closet Core Patterns
Pauline Dress Pattern | Closet Core Patterns
Pauline Dress Pattern | Closet Core Patterns
Pauline Dress Pattern | Closet Core Patterns
Pauline Dress Pattern | Closet Core Patterns
Pauline Dress Pattern | Closet Core Patterns
Pauline Dress Pattern | Closet Core Patterns
Pauline Dress Pattern
Pauline Dress Pattern
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Pauline is a true statement dress; dramatic, romantic and loaded with special details. Create truly distinct looks by mixing and matching sleeves and skirt styles to make the Pauline of your dreams.

View A is a chic, sleeveless sheath with a straight skirt that hits just above the knee. View B features a striking puff sleeve in two lengths and a midi-length tiered skirt. All views feature a unique bodice design that incorporates knife pleats at the waist, a face-framing square neckline and a keyhole opening in the back bodice tied at the nape of the neck. Pauline can be made unlined or fully lined and is closed with an invisible zipper at center back.

Sizes:  0-20 (print and PDF) and 14-32 (PDF) 

See our guide to printing & assembling PDF files here

    Fabric and Supplies

    SUGGESTED FABRIC

    This pattern can be made with a variety of fabrics depending on the desired effect. For a more structured shape, use light to medium weight wovens such as linen, poplin, seersucker, broadcloth, sateen, chambray, or cotton shirtings. For a softer effect, use rayon challis, viscose, tencel, cotton voile or silk.

    Optional lining: choose lightweight fabrics such as viscose, bemberg, silk, lawn, voile or batiste.  

    ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES
    • Lightweight fusible interfacing (0.5yd/0.5m for 45" wide interfacing).
    • 16-18" (40-45cm) invisible zipper (longer zippers may be used and trimmed to size)
    • 1/2 yard x 3/8" wide (.5m x 10mm wide) elastic for View B sleeve cuffs
    • Polyester thread in matching colour
    • Marking tool
    • Point turner
    • Optional: bias tape
    YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (SIZES 0-20)

    View A (Sleeveless & Above Knee Skirt)

    45" / 1.15m = 0-8 = 2yd / 1.8m, 10-14 = 2.25yd / 2m, 16-20 = 2.5yd / 2.3m

    58" / 1.5m = 0-8 = 1.5yd / 1.4m, 10-20 = 1.75yd / 1.6m

    View B (Puff Sleeves & Midi-Length Skirt)

    45" / 1.15m = 0-8 = 4yd / 3.7m, 10-12 = 4.25yd / 3.9m, 14-20 = n/a

    58" / 1.5m = 0-14 = 3.5yd / 3.2m, 16-20 = 3.75yd / 3.4m

    Lining (All Views, Optional)

    45" / 1.15m = 0-14 = 1.25yd / 1.15m, 16-20 = 1.5yd / 1.4m

    58" / 1.5m = 0-20 = 1yd / 0.9m

    YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (SIZES 14-32)

    View A (Sleeveless & Above Knee Skirt)

    45" / 1.15m = 14-22 = 2.75yd / 2.5m, 24-26 = 3yd / 2.75m, 28-32 = 3.25yd / 3m

    58" / 1.5m = 14-18 = 2yd / 1.85m, 20-28 = 2.25yd / 2m, 30-32 = 2.5yd / 2.3m

    View B (Puff Sleeves & Midi-Length Skirt)

    45" / 1.15m = 14-16 = 4.75yd / 4.3m, 18-32 = n/a

    58" / 1.5m = 14-20 = 4yd / 3.7m, 22-32 = 4.5yd / 4.1m

    Lining (All Views, Optional)

    45" / 1.15m = 14-22 = 1.75yd / 1.6m, 24-32 = 2yd / 1.85m

    58" / 1.5m = 14-22 = 1.25yd / 1.15m, 24-32 = 1.5yd / 1.4m

    Details

    Sewing level: Advanced beginner

    Sizes: 0-20 & 14-32 (see our sizing chart here)

    Finished measurements: See complete final measurements for sizes 0-20 here and for sizes 14-32 here 

    Instructions: English & French (French instructions available as PDF only)

    Print at Home File (Letter & A4): Sizes 0-20 (29-61 pages), Sizes 14-32 (36-75 pages), sizes are layered.

    Copyshop file (36x48 / A0): Sizes 0-20 (3 pages), Sizes 14-32 (4 pages), sizes are layered.

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    Sara S.
    Great intermediate-ish pattern

    I loved this pattern for the various combos of sleeve and skirt length. I made long sleeves with the shorter skirt and always get complements. I used the recommended Sandwashed Cupro in Copper which paired beautifully. It was a little more complicated structurally than what I usually make but the instructions were super clear so I was able to construct the top without any issues. Will definitely make again.

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    Sara S.
    Great intermediate-ish pattern

    I loved this pattern for the various combos of sleeve and skirt length. I made long sleeves with the shorter skirt and always get complements. I used the recommended Sandwashed Cupro in Copper which paired beautifully. It was a little more complicated structurally than what I usually make but the instructions were super clear so I was able to construct the top without any issues. Will definitely make again.