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Create a Couture Inspired Dress

This dress pattern has been specially created for the Golden Age of Couture website. It is based on a 1950s ready to wear dress from the V&A collection and has been sized for modern day UK sizes 10, 12 and 14.

The pattern is designed for you to download and print at home on A4 paper, or at a printer’s on larger sized paper. You must then assemble the printed sheets to form the pattern. Full instructions on this are given in the Pattern Instructions.

Once you've created your own couture inspired dress, why not upload a video of it to the Your Elegant Dress video gallery.

Download the Pattern Instructions (PDF file, 340KB)

Print at Home (A4)

Download the Body Pattern (PDF file, 841 KB)

Download the Skirt Pattern (PDF file, 1555 KB)

Print at Printer's / Copy Shop

Download the Body Pattern (PDF file, 705 KB)

Download the Skirt Pattern (PDF file, 1389 KB)

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