Handkerchief Hem Maxi – A4

Click the link above to download your free PDF pattern. You can print it out on pieces of A4 paper like tiles and stick it together to make a full size pattern.

This pattern takes 2.5 metres of fabric (standard 150cm / 60inch width). NO SEAM ALLOWANCE.

All my free sewing patterns are made to fit a UK size 12, but can be easily adjusted at key points to go larger or smaller. Have a look at the Making a pattern fit page for how to do it. There are also measurements on this pattern so it is easy to draw out yourself on wrapping paper or wallpaper lining if you don’t have a printer – or actually, sometimes its easier if you want to make adjustments.

Have a look at the post on my blog about this top for helpful tips and ideas about which fabric to use.

There are 5 comments for this article
  1. Pingback: Handkerchief Hem Maxi Dress – Free sewing pattern › BERNINA EN
  2. Jo at 6:47 am

    Don’t try this if you don’t have a colour printer and are not familiar with raglan sleeves. The dots to match are referred to as blue dots, yellow dots, green dots, etc, and given there are no line drawings, it was impossible for me to put this together.
    Also, you need the widest fabric to cut the pattern pieces. Note to designer – it would be good to replace the ‘green’ dots and ‘blue’ dots with triangles and half moons and stars and hashes to make this pattern intelligible for the most of the world who have access only to monocolour printers. Its a shame because the dress looks so attractive but I’m sorry I tried it because I ruined my gorgeous fabric.

      • Rae Shaw at 10:53 pm

        Hi Ms Laura, thats a Great suggestion! Because I to have a black ink only printer and if I take it somewhere to get printed in color, that would be kind of expensive! Thats 17 pages! Anyway, Im going try it the way you suggested!
        Ms Jo Im so sorry to hear about your “mishap”! Been there/done that too.
        Rae in Missouri

  3. Rae Shaw at 10:38 pm

    Love your Handkerchief Hem Maxi Dress(you are so AWESOME!!!!!). Anyway, I want to make it as we speak… I’m going to run out & get fabric in a minute! However, I’m a size 22 & “Kite-shaped”. The chart says to go larger add 24cm which is 9.449 inches(lets just say 10 inches) in the US. So just how do I add? Do add 5 inches on each side on the breast,waist & hips? Also how much fabric since its a larger size?
    Always Always,
    THANKS!!!!
    Rae in Missouri

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