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digital bistro dress sewing pattern

digital bistro dress sewing pattern
Price: $14.95
Brand: Liesl + Co.
Item: OLV-LC013BD-D
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This semifitted sheath dress is designed to be flattering while also allowing you to move and to be comfortable. It includes a sash and belt loops for a more fitted look, and the pattern includes options for a wide variety of styles. Choose from long sleeves with a notched neckline or short sleeves with a feminine Peter Pan collar.

 

digital bistro dress sewing pattern
  • Digital Patterns

    This style is provided as a digital pattern. It may be printed on both home printers (using either 8 1/2" x 11" or A4 paper) and at service bureaus that handle 36" wide sheets. When you complete your order, you will be provided with a unique code to instantly download the pattern. See our digital product policy for full details.

    Description

    This semifitted sheath dress is designed to be flattering while also allowing you to move and to be comfortable. It includes a sash and belt loops for a more fitted look, and the pattern includes options for a wide variety of styles. Choose from long sleeves with a notched neckline or short sleeves with a feminine Peter Pan collar. Both dresses include an invisible side zipper and can be made lined or unlined. Instructions include detailed information for doing a full-bust adjustment.

    Suggested Fabrics

    Dress: Medium-weight woven fabrics like cotton sateen, chambray, twill, canvas, denim, duck, linen, and light- to medium-weight wool.
    Lining (optional): Lightweight fabrics like voile and lawn.

    Notions

    Coordinating thread, one 16" invisible zipper, lightweight fusible interfacing.

    bistro dress sewing pattern

    Fabric Guide

    size 0 2 4 6 8 10
    View A, 44" Fabric 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards
    View A, 58" Fabric 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 1/4 yards
    View B, 44" Fabric 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards
    View B, 58" Fabric 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 1/4 yards
    Lining, 44" Fabric 2 1/4 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards
    Lining, 58" Fabric 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards

    size 12 14 16 18 20
    View A, 44" Fabric 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 3/4 yards
    View A, 58" Fabric 2 1/4 yards 3 yards 3 1/4 yards 3 1/4 yards 3 1/4 yards
    View B, 44" Fabric 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 1/4 yards
    View B, 58" Fabric 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 3/4 yards 2 3/4 yards
    Lining, 44" Fabric 2 1/2 yards 2 3/4 yards 2 3/4 yards 2 3/4 yards 2 3/4 yards
    Lining, 58" Fabric 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards


    Finished Measurements

    size 0 2 4 6 8 10
    Chest 33" 34" 35" 36" 37" 38"
    Waist 27" 28" 29" 30" 31" 32"
    Hip 37 3/4" 38 3/4" 39 3/4" 40 3/4" 41 3/4" 42 3/4"
    Length* 38 1/2" 39" 39 1/4" 39 3/4" 40" 40 1/4"

    size 12 14 16 18 20
    Chest 39 1/2" 41" 42 1/2" 44 1/2" 46 1/2"
    Waist 33 1/2" 35" 36 1/2" 38 1/2" 40 1/2"
    Hip 44 1/4" 45 3/4" 47 1/4" 49 1/4" 51 1/4"
    Length* 40 1/2" 41" 41 1/4" 41 1/2" 42"

    * Measured from shoulder at neckline

  • English System
    Pattern
    Size
    Bust
    (in.)
    Natural Waist
    (in.)
    Dropped Waist
    (in.) *
    Hips
    (in.)
    0 32 1/2" 25" 27" 35"
    2 33 1/2" 26" 28" 36"
    4 34 1/2" 27" 29" 37"
    6 35 1/2" 28" 30" 38"
    8 36 1/2" 29" 31" 39"
    10 37 1/2" 30" 32" 40"
    12 39" 31 1/2" 33 1/2" 41 1/2"
    14 40 1/2" 33" 35" 43"
    16 42" 34 1/2" 36 1/2" 44 1/2"
    18 44" 36 1/2" 38 1/2" 46 1/2"
    20 46" 38 1/2" 40 1/2" 48 1/2"

    * 1 1/2" below natural waist

     

    Metric System
    Pattern
    Size
    Bust
    (cm)
    Natural Waist
    (cm)
    Dropped Waist
    (cm) *
    Hips
    (cm)
    0 83 64 69 89
    2 85 66 71 92
    4 88 69 74 94
    6 90 71 76 97
    8 93 74 79 99
    10 95 76 81 102
    12 99 80 85 106
    14 103 84 89 109
    16 107 88 93 113
    18 112 93 98 118
    20 117 98 103 123

    * 4 cm below natural waist

     

  • Average rating: (4.6 of 5) based on 7 reviews

    Lovely fit
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 08/24/2016
    I just completed my first Bistro dress. Having made plenty of clothes from oliver + s, I was pleased to find the instructions just as clear and detailed. I did have to adjust the darts but otherwise the fit is great. My only problem was that the armholes are a bit snug and the sleeves (short-sleeved version) are slightly too tight, so I will have to adjust the armhole for my next version. But I definitely plan to make this again!
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    Fantastic pattern
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 06/02/2016
    The Bistro dress is my first Liesl pattern. The pattern is clearly made by someone that knows have to make patterns. I bought the Bistro dress pattern after having struggled to adjust and fit several fitted bodice dress patterns. The Bistro dress pattern was a relief. I made my dress in a tiny dog tooth linen from Merchant and Mills called Frontier Blue and the result was over all expectations. I have already started on my second Bistro dress and will definitely try other patterns. The detailed instructions for inserting the invisible zipper resulted in a truly invisible zipper on the first attempt. A very satisfying project. Highly recommended pattern.
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    Nice dress!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 06/02/2016
    This turned out well for a first try! I carefully did the full bust adjustment as detailed in the pattern and am pleased. I find it to be more "fitted" than semi-fitted even though I carefully chose the size recommended. My dress is made from a lighter weight stretch denim. I moved the zipper to the back and found that I didn't need the belt to achieve a fitted look. I will make this again!!
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    My favourite dress
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 12/21/2015
    I love this pattern. It is so versatile. Ive made it twice with short sleeves and no collar. Next time I am doing the collar. It's so much fun dreaming up more projects when the pattern is so easy to follow and fits so well. Thank you.
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    Fantastic, reliable, beautiful pattern.
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 10/24/2015
    Fantastic pattern. My first Liesl pattern but I was pretty sure I could trust it as a blog follower... I wasn't wrong. I followed the carefully written instructions and took it step by step (though some of the techniques were new to me) and it worked out perfectly. On the basis of this, I would buy and rely on other patterns for future garments. Totally reliable, fantastic guidance for learners and above all a beautiful dress I'm really proud of that looks great.
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    A great smart-casual dress
    Reviewed by on 02/17/2015
    This was my first adult Oliver & S/Liesl & S pattern and it was well worth the time to put together the PDF! It sewed up very quickly, the instructions were great and I have had lots of compliments in the office :-).
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    Elegant yet casual
    Reviewed by on 01/21/2015
    Im giving this pattern 4 stars only because I hate putting in zippers. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. I used couture techniques to create my dress in a medium weight linen and could not be happier. I really feel Liesl is spot on with this design, it is both timeless and versatile. I can move from work to dinner effortlessly. Time well spent in creating my dress and could not be happier
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