The Kimberly dress is a gorgeous dress intended for woven, non-stretch fabrics. It has a soft V-neckline and a half circle skirt with a panel at the bottom. The design includes optional pockets and an optional tie belt. Version 1 is a long-sleeved dress, while Version 2 a short-sleeved dress, making it the perfect garment to wear all year round.
Designed with adventurous beginners in mind, this dress will teach you some of the basic dressmaking techniques, like stitching darts, sewing an invisible zip, inserting sleeves, attaching a facing and more.
Depending on the season and the look you’re going for, choose light to medium weight woven fabrics with drape (such as cotton poplin, cotton lawn, crepe, rayon. Some lightweight wool fabrics could also work, but you may have to line your dress if necessary, to avoid itching or static issues)
In addition, the Kimberly dress could also be made out of knit (jersey) fabrics after making some modifications. You can read all about that in this tutorial.
Our patterns come in sizes UK 4-28 ((US 0-24, EU 32-56). They are drafted for an approximate height of 1.65 m (5.4 ft) and a B cup. Please check the product photos for the detailed sizing chart.
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The pattern is sold in PDF format only. You will receive an instant download with all the files in the e-mail address you provided. No physical product will be mailed to you. There are two print sizes available, A4 or US letter (which you can print at home and assemble yourselves) and A0 files (which can be sent to a copyshop for printing in big sheets).
AKpatterns are licensed for individual use only, and can only be used to make garments for yourself or as gifts. The garments you make from the patterns cannot be sold to others.
*This product is VAT exempt according to article 39 of law 2859/2000 for small businesses.