This is a downloadable sewing pattern PDF for a vintage inspired, fit and flare sleeveless boatneck dress. It features a lined bodice, one inch seam allowances at the side seams for precision fitting, rear zipper closure, a box pleated skirt, and in-seam pockets (deep pockets!). The pattern is available in bust sizes 35-45".
Sewing instructions are included in download, and feature both photos and computer drafted images for optimum assembly guidance.
View instructions on my website: https://amie-scott.com/2018/02/22/the-billie-dress-sewing-pattern/
Warning: this is not a beginner's project.
I'm not offering any tutorials or sewing lessons with this project (aside from a few links here and there), and as a result, the instructions are a little sparse in places. I assume that you already know how to install a zipper, finish a hem, attach armhole binding, etc; this is merely a run-through on the steps I take to make this dress. And of course, there are multiple methods that can be used in constructing a garment, so feel free to use whichever method you like best. But please, if you are at all concerned with your skill level, read through my instructions before you purchase the bodice, and if you can hack it, go for it!
Small: Bust 33
Medium: Bust 37.5"
Large: Bust 40.25"
XL: Bust 43.25"
Because there is a 1" seam allowance along the side seams, the bust and waist can be adjusted larger by up to 2".
Finished Measurements (with 1" seam allowance):
Small: Bust 33.25"/Waist 28.5"
Medium: Bust 38"/Waist 30.25"
Large: Bust 40.75"/Waist 32.5"
XL: Bust 43.75"/Waist 38"
Finished measurements with 1/2" side seam allowance"
Small: Bust 35.25"/Waist 30.5"
Medium: B 40"/W 32.25"
Large: B 42.75"/W 34.5"
XL: B 45.75"/W 40"