Petaluma Faux Wrap Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

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Wrap dresses are popular for a reason—the classic style is flattering on all body shapes.  The Petaluma Faux Wrap Dress gives you the benefit of the flattering shape but with the convenience of a traditional, back-zipped dress. The A-line, petal-shaped skirt includes functional in-seam pockets. The Petaluma also offers three different sleeve options—choose one or make all three! The Petaluma will become your go-to dress for years to come.

Petaluma Faux Wrap Dress Features:

  • Options for A, B, C, D and DD cups
  • Unlined wrap top/skirt style
  • Invisible back zipper
  • A-line petal skirt
  • In-seam skirt pockets
  • Optional sash can be tied in front or back
  • Three sleeve options: Short, double petal and butterfly sleeves

Skill Level: Intermediate+

Sizes: 00 – 20 (See “Size Chart” tab below for detailed measurements)

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Description

See Pattern Release Announcement for more photos.

Additional information

Sizes

00 to 20

Cup sizes

A, B, C, D & DD

Skill level

Intermediate+

Knit or woven

Woven

Format

Digital download

File

A0, A4 / US Letter

Layers

Included

Seam allowances

Included

Material

Primary Fabric Use light to medium-weight woven fabric without stretch or with minimal stretch, such as shirting, broadcloth, linen, satin, peach skin and crepe. Note that the wrong side of the fabric could show as you move around in the dress; keep that in mind when choosing your fabric.

Lining Washable choices are cotton batiste and cotton lawn. For dry-clean garments, use Ambiance lining, polyester lining, China silk or charmeuse. Lining fabric is for pocket bags.

Interfacing Use lightweight woven or weft-insertion interfacing.

Other Material

  • One 22“ (56 cm) invisible zipper
  • One set of size 1 hook and eye
  • 80“ (203 cm) of straight fusible stay tape (or you may cut your own using lightweight woven fusible interfacing on the straight grain)
  • One sew-on snap fastener (Optional)

Fabric Requirements

Most natural fibers shrink in the wash; be sure to have enough fabric. The requirements below assume that the fabric is already pre-shrunk.

Imperial/Yards

Petaluma Faux Wrap Dress PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Imperial

Metric/cm

Petaluma Faux Wrap Dress PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Metric 

4 reviews for Petaluma Faux Wrap Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. robyn.mce (verified owner)

    I made this pattern for my daughter in a mid weight crepe and we are both very happy with it. The cup sizes made fitting easy, there is no gaping in the front and the skirt looks like a wrap but without the wardrobe malfunctions. Added 10cm to the length, lined the skirt and removed 4 cm from CB bodice length. Just about the make one for myself. Great pattern.

  2. Bernie (verified owner)

    I’ve spent hours trying to make this dress fit. I’ve cut a size 12 C, according to my measurements and the listed measurements, but I’ve had to take in the bodice side seams a lot and raise the bust darts. I have compared the front bodice pieces to a Vogue pattern and the Petaluma is a lot bigger! The waist line of the skirt is way too big, I can’t get it to fit properly, it has probably stretched with all the messing around I’ve had to do. I’ve not prepared to spend any more time on the fit, I may make it into a skirt, but I’m done! From my experience a wrap dress is best made from a knit. I love the look of the dress, so I’m disappointed.

  3. Suzanne (verified owner)

    Very well written and looks great on

  4. sweetie801 (verified owner)

    I don’t know why the pattern is written unlined, as most wovens with that level of drape are going to need a layer underneath. Regardless, I made this with a 4″ longer skirt than the pattern and lined and it turned out to be a pretty accurate fit, as well as being easy to put together. My biggest trouble was finding a long enough zipper locally. I like it! And it has pockets. I will be making one for my much bustier MIL next.

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Pattern with Cup Sizes (Sizes 00 to 20)

Body Measurements
inch
cm
00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Bust                        
A Cup 3018
76.5
3012
80
3278
83.5
3414
87
3558
90.5
37
94
3838
97.5
3934
101
4118
104.5
4212
108
4378
111.5
4514
115
B Cup 3118
79
3212
82.5
3378
86
3514
89.5
3658
93
38
96.5
3938
100
4034
103.5
4218
107
4312
110.5
4478
114
4614
117.5
C Cup 3218
81.5
3312
85
3478
88.5
3614
92
3758
95.5
39
99
4038
102.5
4134
106
4318
109.5
4412
113
4578
116.5
4714
120
D Cup 3318
84
3412
87.5
3578
91
3714
94.5
3858
98
40
101.5
4138
105
4234
108.5
4418
112
4512
115.5
4678
119
4814
122.5
DD Cup 3418
86.5
3512
90
3678
93.5
3814
97
3958
100.5
41
104
4238
107.5
4334
111
4518
114.5
4612
118
4778
121.5
4914
125
Waist 2538
64.5
2634
68
2818
71.5
2912
75
3078
78.5
3214
82
3358
85.5
35
89
3638
92.5
3734
96
3918
99.5
4012
103
Hip 3318
84
3412
87.5
3578
91
3714
94.5
3858
98
40
101.5
4138
105
4234
108.5
4418
112
4512
115.5
4678
119
4814
112.5

How to choose your size

  1. Determine your cup size—subtract the circumference of your over bust from the circumference of the fullest part of your bust. If the rounded difference is 1″ (2.5 cm), use A cup; 2″ (5 cm), use B cup; 3″ (7.5 cm), use C cup; 4″ (10 cm), use D cup; 5″ (12.5 cm), use DD cup.
  2. After determining the cup size, compare your bust circumference (fullest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Using the corresponding row for your cup, choose the size that best fits your bust. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  3. Compare your waist circumference (narrowest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that best fits your waist. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  4. Compare your hip circumference (widest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that fits your hip best. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  5. It’s OK to use different sizes for the bust, waist and hip. The instructions for blending sizes are included in the pattern.
  6. If you are taller or shorter than 5’6” (168 cm), you should consider lengthening or shortening the garment. The instructions for lengthening or shortening are included in the pattern.

Petaluma Faux Wrap Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF) was last modified: August 27th, 2020 by Kennis Wong