Bellbird Dress

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A pull on dress, the Bellbird has featured deep gathered dolman sleeves.  Super smart or casual and very much a beginners sewing pattern.  With both V neck and round neck options this is a sister dress to the Bellbird top with a fuller bodice to allow for shaping of the hips, placement of the pockets and extended length. The optional pockets work well in more structured fabrics (like linen and cotton) but are best left off for lighter and more delicate fabrics (like polyester crepes).

Beautifully cool in 100% cotton, linen or rayon/viscose, the dress is professionally finished with a simple neck facing.

Dress the Bellbird up or down choosing your shoes and accessories to set the mood.

>PATTERN FEATURES:

  • Deep gathered dolman sleeves
  • In seam side pockets
  • Loose fitting and designed to sit just above the knee
  • Sizes NZ/AU 6-22 | US 2-18

>DIFFICULTY LEVEL:   Total beginner sewers can make this dress (we recommend leaving off the pockets if it is your very first dress) Rated a 2/5 for difficulty. No closures (zips or buttons). Skill learnt: Inserting elastic and neck facings.

>RECOMMENDED FABRIC:
WOVEN fabrics : Most light to mid weight woven fabrics will suit this dress.
Linen, cotton and linen/cotton blends are highly recommended for this pattern.

Rayon, silk, silk & cotton blends, tencel and even jersey knits.

 >SIZE & PURCHASING OPTIONS:
Model wears size 10 (NZ/AU) and is 171 cm tall

Please note you are purchasing a digital pattern that will be sent directly to your email inbox after payment. You can print this pattern at home on A4 or US letter sized paper or take it to a print shop for large scale printing (AO size).

*You will not receive a hard copy printed pattern.*

Each purchase comes with 4 sizes (please refer last image for size chart and international size comparisons):
Small>      (NZ/AU/UK 6-8-10-12  | US 2-4-6-8)
Medium> (NZ/AU/UK 10-12-14-16  | US 6-8-10-12)
Large>      (NZ/AU/UK 14-16-18-20  | US 10-12-14-16)
X-Large>  (NZ/AU/UK 16-18-20-22  | US 12-14-16-18)

This is a loose fitting garment. If you prefer it to be a little less "roomy" or you are "in between" sizes then we suggest you err on the smaller size. 

 >INSTANT DOWNLOAD available immediately after checkout includes:
1. Clear, detailed instructions with diagrams and photos
2. Print at home pattern tiles (printable in A4 or Letter)
3. AO Copy shop file if you wish to print on large scale paper at your local print shop

 >Use the ADOBE LAYERS FEATURE to open the PDF pattern file and print only the size you need (and eliminate the "noise" of the unwanted sizes). You can also use the URL and bookmark links within the file to quickly access information and support. Download Adobe Reader for free (for Windows and Mac) here.

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