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Grasshopper is a cocktail dress with curved 'optical illusion' panels at the sides for a flattering effect. This dress is ideal for colour blocking, especially with darker colours on the side panels, since that enhances the effect.
View A has cap sleeves that cover the shoulder. View B has cut-away arm holes with the same high neckline. Both versions of the dress are fully lined with a walking vent at the centre back and a centre back invisible zip.
Suitable fabrics are medium-weight woven dress fabrics and fabrics with a slight crosswise stretch. For the lining, use lining fabric.
The size chart is here.
Fabric and Notions Required
For View A or View B...
Using 115cm (45")-wide fabric? You'll need 2m (2 1/4 yd), for any size.
Using 150cm (60")-wide fabric? You'll need 1.5m (1 3/4 yd), for any size.
You'll also need the same amount of lining.One 60cm (23.5") invisible zip. One trouser hook and bar. Two strips of iron-on interfacing measuring 1.5 x 67cm (5/8" x 26 3/8"). Matching thread.
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This pattern is copyrighted and is not available for commercial use.