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Prudence

No. 1040

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Prudence is a sumptuous dress that will expand your sewing knowledge and wardrobe. With romantic bodice details, such as a mandarin collar, front neckline keyhole, and dolman sleeves, this dress is sure to garner some attention.

Version 1 features a a full-length, pleated skirt with the option to make one or two side seam slits for a dramatic effect.
Version 2 features a short, gathered skirt for a more playful and casual daytime look.

Intermediate

Our Misses patterns are drafted for a C cup and our Curvy patterns are drafted for DD. Both are drafted for a height of 5'8" (172 cm).

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All-purpose polyester thread, sewing machine needle, hand-sewing needle, 1/2 yards (0.2 meters) of lightweight fusible interfacing, one 14” (35 cm) invisible zipper, one small shank button or frog closure.

Lightweight to medium-weight woven fabrics such as silk, rayon challis, and cotton voile.

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Print-at-home files, copy shop files, and instructions. See contents file in download for detailed descriptions.

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Resources

Techniques and customization ideas for your Prudence

Install an Invisible Zipper

Learn how to install an invisible zipper with this step-by-step tutorial (and video!)
Learn to Sew with Delicate Fabrics

Tips and tricks for working with delicate and sheer fabrics.
Create Rouleau Button Loops

How to add this classic detail.