Create a beautiful snug fitting medieval dress with princes seams and long draping sleeves with this PDF pattern from Read Creations. This pattern has so many possibilities! You can turn it into a princess dress, a ball gown, a wedding dress or a witch costume. The sky is the limit!! Also included are some bonus tutorials for creating a crown and a belt.
Recommended Fabrics: crushed velvet, lightweight linen or cotton fabric, satin or any other lightweight fabric
-1 yard of crushed velvet, light weight linen or cotton fabric or any other light weight fabric
-¼ yard of light weight cotton fabric as liner
-24” of 1/8” to 3/8” wide ribbon, optional
-3/8” hook and loop tape, 4” long (¾” hook and loop tape can be cut in half lengthwise)
-small needle for hand-sewing
-20” of chain and necklace closure
-20” of ½” to 5/8” ribbon and small piece of self-adhesive or sew-on hook and loop tape
-14 gauge jewelry wire (28”)
-1 bead (½” - 5/8” in diameter)
-head pin to attach bead
-thin wire or 5 head/eye pins
-file, sandpaper and/or hot glue gun to smooth/cover sharp edges
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 26 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Sew!
This was a great pattern that worked up fairly quickly (compared to others) and it fits well. I made mine out of silk dupioni and I had to use fraycheck to help with the fabric fraying on the curves. I also serged the edges and definitely recommend serging or zig-zagging since 1/4" seams are so narrow. The instructions are clear. The dress has simple lines which can easily be dressed up or down depending on your choice of fabric and trim. btw, if you're using 60" wide fabric, then 22 inches will work rather than a full yard.
havin't done it yet
Very good pattern, easy to use and has lots of options
My Alex loves her new costume!
I am always thrilled when a pattern is a perfect fit, and that's true for this pattern. This is a great basic pattern for a Medieval dress and can be embellished in lots of ways. I also appreciated the instructions for making a crown which inspired me to use the wire I purchased to try making other jewelry items as well.