Dress free sewing pattern – HELENE
Behind every successful man there is a strong woman. We dedicate our anniversary pattern to Helene Hemmers – THE woman at the side of the man who laid the first “textile” stone in the history of the Hemmers family in 1939 – Bernhard Hemmers.
First name Helene means “The Radiant”, “The Beautiful”, “The Sunny” and that’s how this pattern should be. A beautiful, uncomplicated dress that you can redefine again and again depending on the fabric. Helene is the perfect companion for every situation. You can use this pattern to sew a summer day dress – but also an evening dress – depending on the fabric you use.
Helene is an empire style dress – cut close to the body, a bit loose in the waist area and slightly flared at the bottom – a cut that always conjures up a beautiful, feminine figure.
For the red dress we have used our Punto di Roma Item No: 119931.
For the patterned: Knit Item No: 134277
The pattern is designed for stretchy fabrics. You can sew this dress in any fabric with a spandex component. Jersey, sweat, French terry, Romanite or jacquard jersey are the perfect choice for this dress.
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DRESS SEWING PATTERN
The pattern is available in sizes 36-46. (UK 8 to 18) The seam allowances are not included in the pattern.
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The pattern consists of 16 x A4 pages and is put together as follows:
HOW TO SEW A SIMPLE DRESS WITH FREE SEWING PATTERN
The cut was designed for stretchy fabrics.
Fabric consumption: 1.55mt / fabric width 1.5mt for all sizes.
Additionally: cuffs 3 cm wide
Size 36-38 UK 8 -10: – 80 cm
Size 40-46 UK 12 – 18: – 85 cm
Cuff measurements including seam allowance
Overlock the front skirt panel to the front piece and the back skirt panel to the back piece.
Place back piece onto the front piece right sides together, sew shoulder seams together.
Pin the sleeves to the armholes, making sure that the markings are sewn on top of each other.
Sew sleeve seams and continuously sew the side seams.
Fold in the sleeve hem, fix with pins, stitch in place.
Fold in the skirt hem, fix it, stitch it in place.
Close the neck band to form a ring – place the short ends of the band right sides together and sew together.
Quarter the cuffs and mark the places accordingly with clips or pins.
Quarter the neckline
First mark the front and back center of the neck. Place both marks on top of each other. The other two markings on the left and right lay almost automatically onto the shoulder seams – mark these places with pins.
Pin the cuff at the neckline. All marks meet.
Sew on the cuff slightly stretched.
Press and enjoy wearing your new dress.