The Sweet Carolina Mae Dress Pattern



Sweet Carolina Mae

  • designed by Jennifer Paganelli of Sis Boom and Carla Crim of Scientific Seamstress
  • pdf dress pattern

Sweet Carolina Mae features flattering empire styling with options galore. The structure of the bodice comes from a triple darted lining. It can be topped with a ruched (gathered) overlay, or the outer layer can be darted for a smooth finish. The sleeveless version is perfect for spring and summer, but the option for sleeves makes this dress a true four-seasons staple. This silhouette is gorgeous for all figure types, and the patterns feature multiple bust cutting lines to get the perfect fit for different cup sizes. Depending on your choice of fabrics and options, you can take it from casual to elegant…perfect for weddings and celebrations of all sorts!

Fits sizes XS (0) to 3X (26W).

*After placing your order you will be emailed a link to download your PDF file. Additionally, a link will appear in your account history/downloads page. Once you click on the download link, the download process will automatically occur. The pattern is a PDF file. You will need a program that reads PDF’s, such as Adobe Reader. Please note-  should you not receive your Sis Boom pattern via email within 24 hours of placing your order, please check your junk / spam folder. Patterns are then printed on your end and assembled.

How do I Print & assemble MY PDF patterns?
When you select the pages to print, select “none” so that the printer does not change the pattern size upon printing. Once printed, the square box should measure 1″ square on the pattern piece. At this point you will need to cut and assemble the pages to make each pattern piece. There are directions on how to assemble the pieces. Many customers like PDF patterns because the paper is sturdier and you are able to print each size separately. Some people print the directions and others read the directions directly from their computer. Choose the size pattern you need and print out those pages. If the pattern piece is bigger than an 8×10 sheet of printer paper, it will print out on several pages and you simply cut and assemble. There are directions for how to do this. Some people also choose to print out the directions and some people just follow along from their computer screen. The advantages of this method are that you don’t have to deal with cutting out nested patterns sizes (thereby ruining other sizes in the nesting), plus computer paper is sturdier than tissue paper that commercial patterns are normally printed on. These patterns have much more detailed instruction, photos and diagrams than a typical commercial pattern would. That makes these patterns great for the beginner and the experienced sewist alike.