Celestial Maxi Dress 102 Pinafore Hack - PDF Pattern Addition
This a free hack to make your Celestial sleeveless!
The Celestial Pinafore Hack #1 maintains the appeal of the original trapeze dress whilst keeping true to it's original simple, utilitarian, beginnings. Wear it as in high summer is or over one of our complimentary tees. Glacial Tee/Skivvy for the cooler months or an Equinox for when the temperature rises.
What is a hack?
The Celestial Pinafore Hack #1, is a free add on to extend the original.
With it you will receive a new facing pattern piece and detailed instructions aimed a beginner seamers.
You will need the original and the hack to make it all work. The original Celestial is for sale here!
Now there is another FREE Celestial Hack #2 with a whole new sleeve available here.
The 102 Celestial Hack #2 hack is here.
- Instructions A4 x 5 pages
- Pattern A4 x 12 or A1 x 1
Top 120 cm x 140 cm
Tunic 120 cm x 140 cm
Mini 120 cm x 220 cm
Midi 120 x 280 cm
Maxi 120 x 330 cm
Cotton & linen from voile to lighter weight denims.
Velvet and pin-corduroy.
Light to mid-weight Silks, Viscose and Rayons.
Stay tape or light weight interfacing - DIY stay tape here.
Needle suitable for fabric.
Optional Top-Stitching Thread.
Pattern Fantastique patterns are currently available in PDF format. This means we can email them to you where ever you are in the world! No shipping, just the magic of cyber space.
When you purchase a pattern, we'll email you two PDFs in a zip file: a pattern and an instruction booklet.
To assemble the PDF into your sewing pattern, print and tape the pages together, like the easiest jigsaw you have ever made. We have little maps (circled in pink below) on each page to illustrate the order.
Our core sizes are 8-16, although we add sizes 6 and 18 to free fitting styles. These are noted in the product descriptions.
The pattern instructions have detailed notes on how to choose the best size for you.
Shoulder to shoulder
|HPS* to knee||107||108.5||110||111.5||113||114.5||116|
|HPS to hip||67.4||68.2||70||70.8||71.6||72.4||73.2|
|HPS to waist||42||42.5||43||43.5||44||44.5||45|
Hip: widest part of hip.
High hip: where a hipster waist band would sit.
Shoulder: the bony point of shoulder.
HPS: highest point of shoulder, where shoulder and neck seams join.
Top arm & Thigh: the widest part of the limb.
Most PDF applications will do some sort of resizing when you print your pattern, so you'll need to check the settings before printing to make sure you're printing the pattern to scale. We recommend using Adobe reader we have found it keep all the lines in place the best. its free and you can download it here.
Checking printer settings
In your printer settings dialogue:
- Select the 1st page only for a scale test
- Paper size should be A4
- Under Page Sizing & Handling, check "Actual size"
Measure the test page
Use a ruler to check the measurements of the box on the first page of the pattern. It should be 4cm wide and 2cm high.