FIND YOUR SIZE
Since it is the skirt, rather than the whole dress, that has to fit your body use your waist and seat measurements for sizing.
The large back pleat is slightly adjustable by moving the placement of the buttons, in case you wish to have the waist width a few centimetres narrower or wider.
FINISHED GARMENT MEASUREMENTS
|A. Skirt length (cm)||65||66||67||68||68||68||68|
|B. Waist (cm)||73||82||91||100||110||120||130|
|C. Bottom (cm)||146||157||168||179||190||200||210|
YOUR BODY MEASUREMENTS
|Average body length 168 cm|
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WORLD WIDE SHIPPING WITH TRACKING
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Sweden: 2-3 working days
EU and Norway: 3-5 working days
Rest of the world: 5-7 working days
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The shipping costs are:
Sweden: € 4.50
Rest of the world: € 9.50
14 DAY RETURN POLICY
If you need to return your paper pattern for any reason, we'll happily provide you with an exchange or full refund. We offer a 14 day return policy on your order, based on the date you received your product. Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded.
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This was my first TAL pattern but it did not disappoint. I have made 3 of these now. The first was in cord fabric to basically test the pattern. I loved it and have since made in heavyweight slight stretch cotton canvas and latterly in a woollen fabric, which I lined. The pattern was slightly large on the top for my shape so cut the top in the smaller size. I'm sure these won't be the last I make as the pattern is flattering and versatile and I found it easy to follow. I have downloaded and printed the free PJ pattern to try next
The Apron Dress was my first item from The Assembly Line. I took a chance with it without having worked on TAL so I had no idea what the quality of the drafting and explanations were. I fell in love with the style lines. I was pleasantly surprised! The pattern is very well drafted and the explanations are on par with a sewing class - lots of tips for people who are starting their sewing adventures and even some stuff for "old hands". The dress fit my "apple shaped" body without modifications and I wear it quite often! If you aren't sure if you want to take a risk with this new-to-you pattern company - take it! It is very worthwhile!
Overall I LOVE this dress. As a new, self-taught sew human I am used to pattern companies that give more directions. More details, photos of the steps, or videos on more complicated steps. I found some of the lingo hard to follow. I found it was similar to the paper patterns that assume your grandmother taught you how to sew and therefore you don't need much assistance beyond line up the notches. The button illustration was incredibly confusing to the point I just gave up and figured out how to use snaps. (a video would have been so helpful) The LACK of a layered PDF was a disappointment as there were many areas where the patterns overlap and you just gotta wing it and hope for the best. With the price of $30 CAD I would hope there would be a projector file...perhaps they will update the files soon? Fingers crossed.
Hi Newbie, many thanks for leaving a review! And so sorry you found the making hard! We will take the video tutorials into consideration; the layering is already on the todo-list, and you will get an updated file as soon as we have finished the work. Kind regards, Anki
I LOVE this pattern. Super flattering and useful to wear, but also SO fun and quick to sew!
Who doesn't love a pinafore dress? But I've never been confident enough to try making one before. The simple instructions and technique guide are easy to follow and ensure that you get a great finish on your dress. It even gave me confidence to tackle button holes, there will be no stopping me now. Thank you sew much The Assembly Line, there will be plenty more Apron dresses to come and plenty more TAL patterns too x