Because of the number of techniques involved, the Charlotte Dress is an intermediate level sewing pattern. We recommend you are confident inserting an invisible zip, stitching pleats and working with facings.
To ensure the fabric will be able to hold the pleats and the collar, Charlotte is best made in a medium weight woven fabric with drape, such as medium weight crepe, lightweight wool, linen, or a linen viscose mix. We recommend the fabric has some body, and suggest avoiding lightweight fabrics such as rayon challis, georgette and silk. Charlotte looks completely different made in a patterned fabric versus a solid colour, so there’s lots of fun to be had when designing your dress.
The Charlotte Dress PDF sewing pattern is sized between UK sizes 8-20. See the chart for details on fabric requirements.
Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.
What will I receive?
The downloadable pattern file contains:
- printable pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop format)
- fully-photographed printable instruction booklet
- imperial/metric conversion size chart
- copyshop permission letter
The Charlotte Dress sewing pattern is 56 pages long or 3 A0 copyshop pages.
If you purchase the PDF Pattern + Copyshop Printing option, you will also receive your pattern printed on A0 paper in the post. Find out more about our PDF Printing Service here.
So what is a PDF pattern?
A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home on A4 or US letter paper. Alternatively you can choose to have the copyshop files printed on large A0 paper, and posted to you at home. If you’re using the A4 or US letter options, simply download, print at home, tape together and let the sewing begin! When you print the pattern, print at 100% (you might have to uncheck the scale box). Print page 1 first, the square should measure 10cm x 10cm.
Never used a PDF pattern before and would like some help? Learn everything you need to know in our handy Guide to Assembling PDF Patterns over on our blog!