Pauline Dress Pattern

$16.00 USD
Pattern Format
Pattern Sizes
Add To Wishlist

Pauline is a true statement dress; dramatic, romantic and loaded with special details. Create truly distinct looks by mixing and matching sleeves and skirt styles to make the Pauline of your dreams.

View A is chic, sleeveless sheath with a straight skirt that hits just above the knee. View B features a striking puff sleeve in two lengths and a midi-length tiered skirt. All views feature a unique bodice design that incorporates knife pleats at the waist, a face-framing square neckline and a keyhole opening in the back bodice tied at the nape of the neck. Pauline can be made unlined or fully lined and is closed with an invisible zipper at center back.

Sizes:  0-20 (print and PDF) and 14-32 (PDF) 

Recommended fabric

  • This pattern can be made with a variety of fabrics depending on the desired effect. For a more structured shape, use light to medium weight wovens such as linen, poplin, seersucker, broadcloth, sateen, chambray, or cotton shirtings. For a softer effect, use rayon challis, viscose, tencel, cotton voile or silk.
  • Optional lining: choose lightweight fabrics such as viscose, bemberg, silk, lawn, voile or batiste.

See our guide to printing & assembling PDF files here

    View all sewing tutorials, videos and blog posts about this pattern here.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 3 reviews

    Quick delivery

    Last minute wedding look!

    First time using a PDF pattern and while the aspect of printing and putting the pattern itself together was not my favorite part, this dress was super easy to make. I am a fairly advanced sewist and went with the puffed sleeve knee length version. I used a heavier weight cotton and absolutely love it! I didn't line it so that saved me a few steps. Next time I would probably use a regular zipper rather than an invisible because I think they're the devil haha! All in all, this dress is adorable and was easily put together in a weekend. If you're newer to sewing this will definitely teach you some new skills!

    Sara S.
    Great intermediate-ish pattern

    I loved this pattern for the various combos of sleeve and skirt length. I made long sleeves with the shorter skirt and always get complements. I used the recommended Sandwashed Cupro in Copper which paired beautifully. It was a little more complicated structurally than what I usually make but the instructions were super clear so I was able to construct the top without any issues. Will definitely make again.