Salma Dress PDF Sewing Pattern

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The Salma is a classic jersey shift dress, perfect for feeling dressy whilst remaining super comfortable at home. The easy-to-wear design creates an incredibly simple silhouette that suits almost every shape and is adaptable for every occasion!

The Salma Dress is a versatile make with bust darts and plenty of options to make her work for your wardrobe! Team with a knitted cardi and slippers to stay snug and stylish at home, or dress her up with a Suraya or Coco and some little ankle boots or cute heels.

We wanted Salma to be a classic shift dress design, but we’ve also added some variations to help you to mix it up! Go for super simple round neck, cute v-neck or chic roll neck, and choose a standard sleeve or mix it up with a pretty puff sleeve. Pick your desired length and away you go!

See what other people have been making in the Salma Dress Pinterest Gallery or on Instagram with the hashtag #soisalmadress!

Sewing Level
The Salma Dress is designed with intermediate stitchers and above in mind.

Sewalong
Need a little extra help sewing up your Salma Dress, or just fancy some company? Watch our Salma Dress Sewalong on YouTube! Click here for part one, then here for part two.

Fabric Suggestions
For the Salma Dress, we’d recommend a medium to heavy weight knit such as Ponte di Roma, French Terry and sweatshirt knit, perfect for creating a super cosy dress that’ll keep you warm throughout the year.

Sizing & Fabric Requirements
The Salma Dress sewing pattern is sized between UK sizes 6-30. The pattern is split into two different blocks: sizes 6-20 (B Cup), and sizes 18-30 (D Cup). 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) in all sizes
  • fully-illustrated printable instruction booklet
  • imperial/metric conversion size chart

The Salma Dress pattern is either 41 A4 pages, 40 US letter pages, or 2 A0 copyshop page (sizes 6-20), or 52 A4 pages, 50 US letter pages, or 3 A0 copyshop page (size 18-30).

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!

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