THE ASSEMBLY LINE • Drop Waist Dress & Top Sewing Pattern (XL - 3XL) • NEW

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The Assembly Line Drop Waist Dress and Top Sewing Pattern. Designed in Sweden by The Assembly Line, the drop-waist dress is sleeveless with bias binding as a finish on both the armholes and neckline. It features gathers along the front neckline and a keyhole opening with a ribbon tie at the back of the neck. You can make a top or a dress with a drop-waist and side seam pockets.

You can easily extend the top to your desired length and add bias binding or a statement ruffle at the hem (described as a hack in the assembly instruction).

Skill level ∙ Suitable for advanced beginners.

This is a multi-size paper sewing pattern available in two sizes, this pattern includes sizes XL to 3XL, click here for sizes XS to L. The pattern comes carefully packaged in an envelope together with step-by-step sewing instructions including variations of the techniques required to complete your project.

Suggested fabrics • Light to mid weight woven fabrics.

Fabric requirements 


110 – 120 cm fabric width • XS 2.3M / S 2.3M / M 2.4M / L 2.4M

140 – 150 cm fabric width • XS - L 2.0M 


110 – 120 cm fabric width • XS 1.1M / S - L 1.4M

140 – 150 cm fabric width •  XS 0.9M / S - L 1.0M

Trims needed • matching thread / fusible interfacing / Optional: buy pre-made bias binding (the fabric allowance includes bis binding from dress fabric). The recommended width of ready-made bias binding is 1.5-2cm. Neckline = 120 cm, Armhole = 100 cm - 140 cm depending on size, Waist = 102 cm - 160 cm depending on size.

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