Celestial Dress. Denim, Pattern & Notions Kit.
We are really happy to now be offering our first Denim Makers Kit for the Celestial Midi Dress.
The Celestial Denim Kit includes
- Denim Cotton and lycra 285 cm x 139 cm (before shrinkage) enough for a Midi length Celestial Dress.
- Celestial Printed Pattern and Celestial Hack PDF download.
- Top stitch needles x 5 - Schmetz brand
- Top Stitching Thread - Amman Saba brand; 500 mt
- Stay tape stitched - 5 mts x 12 mm
The colour is a deep indigo shade with fresh white base shade. The white streaking is classic and fine giving the denim a lovely depth that will fade beautifully over time. The thread count is high and the weave tight, resulting in a smooth clean, finish with no fluffy textured threads.
The weight is approximately 300 gsm or 9 oz. per square yard. Which means it’s a lighter denim with a crisp finish the texture will soften over time. It is great weight for transitional seasons wear solo for warmer days and layer up with a Glacial Skivvy for the cooler months.
The Denim was sourced as a designer end. This was produced for a large Australian company and the over run fabric was wholesaled. Gleaning post-industrial fabric is one way of minimising unessesary fabric production and getting to share the joy of finding such a lovely quality denim.
Amman Saba, brand thread is a German brand, often used in denim manufacturing in Australia. It is a high quality thread and come in various topstitching weights to suit different denims. This weight is slightly less chunky than what is available in retail stores and suits this fine denim. You can use it both in your bobbin and needle for seaming and all topstitching. I haven't seen this brand available at retail store in Australia.
Top stitching needles;
Schmetz, brand needles are heavy weight and shaped at the point and eye for the best thread flow when sewing with a thicker thread. You can used them for seaming and topstitching.
This product is one on my most used sewing notions - It is a lighter weight replacement for block fusing with the additional benefit of a the stitched line giving it an un-stretchable quality. A superior replacement to stay stitching. This is excellent for fixing any curved shapes, shoulder/ back neck line in tee shirts or any fabric incline to growing. Apply to your neck line facing and empire line seam on dress to stop excess stretching. You will receive more than you need for one Celestial Dress.
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.