Cosmopolitan

£10.00

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Cosmopolitan looks flirty, but actually means business. Made from suiting fabrics, it screams ‘work’ but the lace appliqué at the neckline and hem brings it back to fun. More than a slip-dress, this fitted sheath is best paired with a jacket and flats for work; ditch the jacket and add heels for an instant evening-friendly look.

T-shaped darts at the bust mean striped or plaid fabrics really come into their own, but this dress can just as effectively be made up in solid colours. Lace can be added at the neckline and hem, or just the neckline, depending on your taste.

The blouse version features a pleated peplum with just the right amount of ‘pep’ and the same T-shaped darts for interest.

Both versions close with an invisible zip at the side and a hook and eye. The dress features a slit at the back for walking.

Difficulty rating:

The size chart is here.

 

Fabric and Notions Required

For View A...

Using 115cm (45")-wide fabric? You'll need 1.5m (1 5/8 yd), for any size.

Using 150cm (60")-wide fabric? You'll need 1.2m (1 1/3 yd), for any size.

You'll also need the same amount of lining.

Note that more fabric may be required for directional prints and matching stripes/plaids.

You'll also need one 40cm (16") invisible zip, one hook and eye. Two scraps of iron-on interfacing, each measuring 1.5 x 43cm (5/8 x 17"). Lace trim, 6-9cm (2.5-3.5") wide: 4.0m (4 3/8 yd).

 

For View B...

Using 115cm (45")-wide fabric? You'll need 1.1m (1 1/4 yd), for any size.

Using 150cm (60")-wide fabric? You'll need 0.75m (7/8 yd), for any size.

Note that more fabric may be required for directional prints and matching stripes/plaids.

You'll also need one 20cm (8") invisible zip, one hook and eye. Two scraps of iron-on interfacing, each measuring 1.5 x 23cm (5/8 x 9"). Lace trim, 6-9cm (2.5-3.5") wide: 2.0m (2 1/8 yd).

 

Small Print

Please note that this pattern is for a dress and a blouse. The skirt shown with the blouse in the photos is not included.

When your purchase is complete, you will be emailed a link to a .zip file containing PDF files of the instructions and the pattern. To open the PDF files you’ll need a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat Reader. Your email should arrive within an hour. If it doesn’t, check your spam folder before contacting us at web@capitalchicpatterns.com.

This pattern is copyrighted and is not available for commercial use.

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