The Trapeze

The Trapeze

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This is our classic signature dress suitable for all seasons in a range of fabrics. We have now updated our most popular pattern to give you more variations.

You have the option of making this 3/4 sleeved, sleeveless and short sleeved, all with a button back opening.

All seam allowances are 1.5cm unless otherwise stated.

Skill level - beginner.

Fabric suggestions - medium weight, dress weight wovens, cotton sanded twill, 8-14oz denim, linen, corduroy, tencel, tencel/linen, wool tweeds, oilskins.

Paper vs PDF

If you order a paper copy you will be sent a printed version of our pattern. If you select PDF you are purchasing a digital file. You will be able to download your digital files five times. We recommend that you save your files so that you have them forever. PDF's will include a tiled, an A0 copy shop file and your instructions. The tiled file can be used on any home printer, and is compatible with both A4 and US letter paper. You just need to print out the sheets and stick them together following the guide. Alternatively you can send off the copy shop file to be printed full size; we can usually recommend someone in your area. If you are in the UK we would recommend either The Fold Line or Net Printer. The instructions can either be printed at home or simply follow along on your computer or phone.

You will need

Matching thread.

Interfacing - 0.35M (for the sleeveless version) and 0.25M (for the sleeved version both views).

Buttons - 10 x 20 - 23mm (For the top you will need 6 buttons).

Fabrics Pictured (from left to right)

Green dress - Woolsey Knapsack 

Pia's Sleeveless dress -  Shapely Natural

Pia's Short Sleeve dress - Tottorri Plain Black

Button-back Sleeveless dress - 5oz Denim Blue

Other fabrics are no longer stocked, however suitable alternatives would be Finsbay Harris, Tottorri Cross Navy, Cosmos Black and Indigo Double Gauze.

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