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The U-Shaped Bodice

The U-Shaped Bodice

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Women's U-Shaped Bodice Pattern
XS - 5XL
AU 6-22 / UK 8-24 / EU 36-52 / US 4-20

The U-Shaped Bodice is sure to be a head turner! The delicate under bust shaping is the on trend look of the season. This style features an open ended invisible or metal zipper at the centre back and has wide flattering straps with a U-shaped neckline and a U-shaped under bust. The garment is fully lined, and fusing is optional but recommended if you are working with a lightweight fabric. Of course, there is also a YouTube video tutorial to help you out every step along the way. Have fun sewing!

This is a digital PDF pattern is made up of 16 instruction pages that can be downloaded immediately after purchase. The pattern can be printed on either A4 or US Letter paper. Instruction on printing are contained inside. Print at 100% scaling. This pattern has a scale test to ensure you have printed your pattern correctly. No physical item will be sent. This pattern is written in English and contains measurements in both metric (centimetres) and imperial (inches).

***This pattern is separated by size. You can select which size you would like to print or print all sizes together ***
Instruction Booklet – 16 Pages
A4 Pattern File – 8 Pages
US Letter Pattern File – 8 Pages
A0 Pattern File – 1 Page
36" x 48" Paper - 1 Page

The instruction booklet contains:
- Size guide and how to measure yourself
- Printed pattern layout plan
- Layout guide of how to to place your pattern pieces for cutting the fabric
- Step by step instructions for how to make your bodice top
- What you’ll need to complete this garment
- Style information
- How to print your paper pattern

Confident Beginner
This pattern requires careful sewing at the centre back zipper. If you have a basic sewing experience this pattern will be achievable for you. Always remember to take your time and make a mock up in a cheaper fabric before you begin on the final project. This will allow you to make any alterations before you begin ensuring perfect fit.

- 45cm (1/2 yard) main fabric 120cm (1.3 yards in width minimum) Cottons, silks and non/low stretch fabrics are suitable for this style.
- 45cm (1/2 yards) lining fabric. 120cm (1.3 yards in width minimum) Pick something similar to your main fabric in a similar colour.

- 13cm (5 1/8") open ended/metal zipper. Don’t worry if your zipper is longer. It can be trimmed down.
- Matching sewing thread
- Scissors
- Zipper foot sewing attachment
- Pins
- Sewing machine
- Overlocker/Serger (optional if your sewing machine has zig zag capabilities)
- Printer and A4 paper/US Letter paper to print your pattern

Please feel free to message us if you need help with any of the above or how to sew your bodice. We love to see your creations so please tag us with #thepatternestablishment on social media. If there is a style you would like but can’t find in our store, get in contact. We may be able to assist.

Please do not copy, resell or give away our patterns. This pattern is for non-commercial, personal use only.
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