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Cake Patterns strives to create sewable, wearable, re-make-able patterns for busy women. Always with pockets!

Pavlova Separates:
Ballet-style wrap top in jersey ties at the natural waist while the back tucks into the skirt as a 'muffin cover.' The top is cut all in one piece with the sleeves, which may be cut longer or shorter. The four-piece circle skirt makes optimal use of fabric, zips up the back and features a pintucked patch pocket. A strong, simple, neat double binding finishes the waist edge of the skirt.

Fabric: (see back envelope for requirements)
Skirt is suitable for a wide range of woven fabrics -- the simple shape will showcase a beautiful weave or texture. The wrap top is suited to a wide range of jersey fabrics -- avoid bulky sweater knits as the ties must wrap around the waist. See instructions for further fabric selection guidance.

Sizing: (see back envelope)
Choose the Pavlova skirt according to waist measurement.
Choose the Pavlova wrap top according to full bust. Bicep and waist height measurements printed on pattern.
30”-50” (76.2cm-127cm): Full Bust
25”-50” (63.5cm-127cm): Waist

Cake Patterns sewing instructions are different -- focused on providing a clear and stress-free sewing experience with detailed diagrams for visual learners. Sewingcake.com is the online companion to the pattern, with printed links to tutorials to simplify the sewing for less experienced sewists. Feel free to leave a comment or a question for a prompt response to your sewing difficulties.

The more experienced sewist will appreciate the easy-to-skim instructions format including a Construction Overview and technique symbols!

This is a listing for a paper sewing pattern, printed on tissue paper with a newsprint instruction sheet in a paper envelope. The skirt has some minor errata, detailed in a note in the pattern.

Pavlova Wrap Top & Skirt - Cake Patterns #0169



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  • Materials: thread, jersey, woven fabric, double sided fusible webbing tape, invisible zipper, hook and eye, horsehair braid optional
  • Ships worldwide from Australia
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