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Trapeze Dress pattern

Merchant & Mills

$ 21.50


This is Merchant & Mill's classic signature dress. It features 3 versions – short sleeve, 3/4 sleeve and sleeveless. 

Skill Level: Beginner

This is a multi-size paper pattern in an envelope, including sizes 8 - 18. Seam allowances are included in the pattern at 1.5cm, unless otherwise stated.

Recommended Fabric
Wool suiting, lambswool, linen and most fabulous cloths.

Fabric requirements approx: 2.5M @ 140cm (2 3/4 yard @ 55" wide).

Materials needed: 

  • 0.35M of fusible interfacing for the sleeveless version
  • 0.25M of fusible interfacing for the sleeved version both views
  • 10 x buttons 20 – 23mm
  • For the top you will need 6 buttons
Sleeveless Dress
  Size 8 Size 10 - 12 Size 14 - 18
110 - 120cm wide, with nap 2.5M 2.65M 2.65M*
140cm - 150cm wide, with nap 2.15M 2.3M 2.4M
110 - 120cm wide, without nap 2.15M 2.35M 2.4M*
140 - 150cm wide, without nap 1.65M 1.85M 2.15M
Fusible Interfacing 0.2M 0.2M 0.2M
*110 wide is not suitable for size 18
Sleeveless Dress with Back Opening 
  Size 8 Size 10 - 12 Size 14 - 18
110 - 120cm wide, with or without nap 3M 3.15M 3.25M*
140cm wide, with or without nap 2.4M 2.45M 2.6M
Fusible Interfacing (based on 90cm wide) 1.4 1.4 1.4
*110 wide is not suitable for size 18
Dress with Short Sleeves
  Size 8 Size 10 - 12 Size 14 - 18
110 - 120cm wide, with nap 2.6M 2.65M 2.75M*
140cm - 150cm wide, with nap 2.15M 2.35M 2.5M
110 - 120cm wide, without nap 2.1M 2.25M 2.4M
140 - 150cm wide, without nap 1.6M 1.8M 2.1M
Fusible Interfacing 0.2M 0.2M 0.2M
*110 wide is not suitable for size 18
Dress with Short Sleeves and Back Opening
  Size 8 Size 10 - 12 Size 14 - 18
110 - 120cm wide, with nap 3M 3.15M 3.25M*
110 - 120cm wide, without nap 2.95M 2.85M 3.05M
140 - 150cm wide, with nap 2.5M 2.6M 3M
140 - 150cm wide, without nap 2.35M 2.35M 2.65M
Fusible Interfacing (based on 90cms wide) 1.25M 1.25M 1.25M
*110 wide is not suitable for size 18
Dress with Long Sleeves
  Size 8 Size 10 - 12 Size 14 - 18
110 - 120cm wide, with nap 2.9M 2.95M 3M
140cm - 150cm wide, with nap 2.3M 2.65M 2.8M
110 - 120cm wide, without nap 2.45M 2.55M 2.75M*
140 - 150cm wide, without nap 1.9M 2.1M 2.35M
Fusible Interfacing 0.2M 0.2M 0.2M
*110 wide is not suitable for size 18
Dress with Long Sleeves and Back Opening
  Size 8 Size 10 - 12 Size 14 - 18
110 - 120cm wide, with nap 3.25M 3.3M 3.3M*
110 - 120cm wide, without nap 3.15M 3.3M 3.3M*
140 - 150cm wide, with nap 2.75M 2.95M 3.2M
140 - 150cm wide, without nap 2.4M 2.45M 2.7M
Fusible Interfacing (based on 90cms wide) 1.25M 1.25M 1.25M
*110 wide is not suitable for size 18
Finished Measurements
  Size 8 Size 10 Size 12 Size 14 Size 16 Size 18
Bust 97cm 102cm 107cm 112cm 117cm 122cm
Length 102cm 102.7cm 103.4cm 104.1cm 104.8cm 105.5cm
Short Sleeve Length 21.5cm 22cm 22.5cm 23cm 23.5cm 24cm
Long Sleeve Length 47cm 47.8cm 48.6cm 49.4cm 50.2cm 51cm
UK Sizing
  Size 8 Size 10 Size 12 Size 14 Size 16 Size 18
Bust 82cm/32.25" 86cm/33.75" 91cm/35.75" 96cm/37.75" 100cm/39.25" 106cm/41.75"
Waist 65cm/25.5" 69cm/27" 74cm/29" 79cm/31" 84cm/33" 89cm/35"
Hips 90cm/35.5" 94cm/37" 99cm/38.75" 104cm/41" 109cm/43" 114cm/44"

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