11-3 Backless sailor collar dress
This figure-hugging sailor dress with collar from the Essie "Encrusted" feature of the sisterMAG issue 11 has a backless neckline in square form and is about knee-length. The sailor collar is a smart, playful detail. It can be styled both casually and elegantly.
Recommended materials / fabrics
Sizes included in download: 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44
Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Garment fit: close-fit / body-hugging
Seam allowance: Not integrated
Step-by-step illustrations: Not included
Pattern layout plan: Not included
Languages: 🇺🇸 English 🇩🇪 German / Deutsch
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This is a digital pattern for download. The download contains the pattern in copy store format (A0), A4 (Europe) and Letter (US) format for self-adhesion, measurement chart and sewing instructions. You will find all sizes in this PDF. Each pattern is available in English and German language.
A few words on size inclusivity: Sometimes it is harder to do your homework than other times. As soon as we started getting into grading our patterns – for a long time we only had one size of all the sewing patterns that were published in our magazine sisterMAG – we asked the professionals that help us in that area to go up sizes beyond 44/46 and to include the grading to 52 or beyond. We quickly learned that this - unfortunately - was a naive thinking. We were taught that we would have to design entirely new patterns for sizes 46-52 that flatter and fit women in the way we are striving to do.
As we are a super small team with limited resources we do not have the expertise in house - yet - to develop those patterns although we would really like to offer a more diverse range of sizes. As we don’t want to sell something that is ill-fitted and won’t work we are limited to the sizes that we can offer right now. We have a selection of patterns available in the sizes 34-50, you can find all of them here.
However, if you are an expert in this field and would like to help us in this area (part-time ;)), we are very open to working together and welcome experts in our team.
Thank you so much for reading.
The sisterMAG Patterns team
Download chart as PDF: here.
Please find our sizing chart for the sewing patterns:
1. Body height
2. Bust measurement (below the arms and along bust & back)
3. Waist measurement
4. Hip, usually around 18cm underneath your waist – the widest point along your hips
5. Shoulder width
6. Back width
7. Front waist length
8. Back length from your cervical vertebrae to your waist
9. Arm length
Size Chart for women clothing
Conversion Chart for Sizing
Size Chart for baby clothing
Printing instructions & assembly – fast & easy
Print patterns at home
The PDF pattern comes in two different sizes: A4 paper (21 x 29,7 cm) and Letter format (8.5 x 11 inches).
If you are printing the pattern at home, please make sure that the printer is set to:
This way the pattern will be printed to scale and the size will not be distorted. A quick check is our 10cm / 3 inch size ruler, which is always printed on the first page of the pattern. Best to print out the first page by itself, check the length of the line to be sure that the pattern has not been wrongly scaled by your printing software.
Our updated PDF patterns (look for the button "with TECHNICAL DRAWINGS" for updated patterns) contain selectable layers that allow you to choose which size(s) you would like to print. This makes your pattern more comprehensible and saves ink. In Adobe Acrobat Reader go to View > Show/Hide > Navigation Panes > Layers. All sizes are selected by default. Deactivate the sizes you do not need. However, always leave the layer “For all sizes – select when printing” active!
On all pages you‘ll find the page number (grey) and an assembly line for the pattern. Spread out the pattern on the floor and place the pieces along the lines. The numbers run from top to bottom, the columns from left to right. Tape all the pages together to get the complete pattern.
Print at the copyshop
Your .zip file also contains a file in “copy shop” format, which you can print out at a local print shop or service such as patternsy.com if you wish. Our copy shop pattern files are usually A0 format (1189 x 841 mm), as this is a common large format for printing.
Printers have a variety of printing options, so it’s best to google if your copy shop can print the pattern. Unfortunately, we can’t customise our pattern files for every specific request or change the size for custom requests.
But we have compiled some important information for your copy shop in each pattern.
Print with patternsy.com
We would also like to recommend patternsy.com for printing our patterns. This small, friendly British company ships worldwide at very low prices. They understand patterns and produce patterns on tissue paper at very high quality. You can find Su & Mark at patternsy.com
This is a digital download sewing pattern and no paper pattern. The download contains the pattern in copy shop format (using a plotter at a copy shop – whole pattern on one printing plate), A4 and letter format, sizing chart as well as instructions for sewing this garment in written language. NO visual illustrations included. Find all patterns with step-by-step illustrations here.
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