The Dorothy is a sweet girly dress, inspired by dirndls and Judy Garlands' costume in, "the wizard of oz". With it's squared neckline, shirtwaist style front, puffed sleeves and a gathered dirndl skirt, the only thing you'll need is some ruby slippers and you can hit that yellow brick road in style!
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 shirtwaist style, square neckline, dirndl skirt and puffed sleeves.
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 Dorothy - 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 some interfacing as well as about 12 buttons to fasten it.
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!
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