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The Catherine is a sleek, 1940s inspired princess line dress, with gathering along the shoulder seams and under the bust shelf, a gored skirt and darted sleeve caps. Named after my own mother, it's a real showstopper, and sure to wow at any occasion, whether it's brunch on a Sunday morning or a night out on the town.

The pattern comes in two parts; the "Drafting Basics" section and the alteration section, which will teach you how to alter your basic block pattern to create the gathering along the bust and shoulder seams, create the princess lines and the darted sleeve cap.

Each pattern contains:
- Instructions on taking your measurements
- How to translate those measurements for pattern drafting
- How to draft the bodice block, front and back
- How to draft the skirt block, front and back
- How to draft three lengths of sleeves, short, three-quarter length and long sleeves
- How to alter the basic block pattern to create the Catherine
- How to cut and sew it all together!

Recommended fabrics:
Medium weight fabrics such as silk or wool crepe, cotton lawn or quilting cotton. You'll also need a zipper that is 3" longer than your back bodice length, (all explained in the pattern), as well as interfacing for your neckline.

As all 1940s feminist patterns are "draft your own", it is impossible to tell you exactly how much fabric you'll require. For this reason, I recommend first making a mock-up in cheap fabric to check fit, and give you a good idea of how much fabric you'll need.
If you're short on time and don't want to make a mock up, I recommend buying a minimum of 3.5m of 60" fabric. You will most likely have some fabric leftover, but if you make a mistake it means it's not the end of the world!

Check out the 1940s feminist store for more patterns, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for news and tutorials!

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    I love how this is done-it is such a cool product-seller was lovely to work with and product is pretty easy to use! Highly recommend!
    May 12, 2017 by rn101

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