Closet Core Patterns : Pauline Dress
Pauline is a true statement dress; dramatic, romantic, and loaded with special details. Create truly distinct looks by mixing ad 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 wast, 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 the back.
Women's sizes 0 - 20
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 : lightweight fabrics such as viscose, bemburg, silk, lawn, voile, or batiste.
45" wide : 2 - 2 1/2 yds
58" wide : 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 yds
45" wide : 4 - 4 1/4 yds (sizes 0 - 12 only)
58" wide : 3 1/2 - 3 3/4 yds
45" wide : 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 yds
58" wide : 1 yd
16" - 18" invisible zipper, 1/2 yard of 3/8" wide elastic for View B sleeve cuffs, 1 yard lightweight fusible interfacing