Closet Core Pauline Dress


Pauline is a true statement dress; dramatic, romantic and loaded with special details. Create truly distinct looks by mixing and matching sleeves and skirt styles to make the Pauline of your dreams.

View A is a chic, sleeveless sheath with a straight skirt that hits just above the knee. View B features a striking puff sleeve in two lengths and a midi-length tiered skirt. All views feature a unique bodice design that incorporates knife pleats at the waist, a face-framing square neckline and a keyhole opening in the back bodice tied at the nape of the neck. Pauline can be made unlined or fully lined and is closed with an invisible zipper at centre back.

This is a multi sized pattern including sizes 0-20. See last image for details

Recommended Fabric : This pattern can be made with a variety of fabrics depending on the desired effect. For a more structured shape, use light to medium weight wovens such as linen, poplin, seersucker, broadcloth, sateen, chambray, or cotton shirtings. For a softer effect, use rayon challis, viscose, tencel, cotton voile or silk.

Optional lining: choose lightweight fabrics such as viscose, bemberg, silk, lawn, voile or batiste.  

Fabric requirements:

View A (Sleeveless & Above Knee Skirt)
1.15m = 0-8 = 1.8m, 10-14 = 2m, 16-20 =  2.3m
1.5m = 0-8 = 1.4m, 10-20 = 1.6m

View B (Puff Sleeves & Midi-Length Skirt)
1.15m = 0-8 = 3.7m, 10-12 = 3.9m, 14-20 = n/a
1.5m = 0-14 = 3.2m, 16-20 = 3.4m

Lining (All Views, Optional)
1.15m = 0-14 = 1.15m, 16-20 = 1.4m
1.5m = 0-20 = 0.9m

  • Lightweight fusible interfacing : 0.5m for 112cm wide
  • 40-45cm invisible zipper (longer zippers may be used and trimmed to size)
  • .5m x 10mm wide elastic for View B sleeve cuffs
  • Polyester thread in matching colour
  • Marking tool
  • Point turner
  • Optional: bias tape

Photo credits: Closet Core Patterns

Only 5 pieces in stock!



Orders over $180 will ship free to New Zealand and Australia

We aim to ship your order within one working day of payment being received.  NZ deliveries are normally delivered within a day or two of leaving the store; Australian deliveries are sent via NZ Post + Australia Post tracked service for a 6-12 day delivery delivery service; other international deliveries are sent via tracked courier services for timely delivery.

At times there may be circumstances beyond our control which will delay shipping.  

For full details, please refer to our shipping page. 



Fabric > This is cut to become a bespoke product, we are unable to offer a refund if you change your mind.  We encourage you to order a sample first if colour, texture and weight is important for your project.   

Yarn + Other Goods > If you are not delighted with your purchase, we will happily refund, exchange or offer a store credit on full priced yarn and other goods within 30 days of purchase and in their original As New condition. 

Sale Items > No returns or exchanges on any sale items.  Note, some items may be on sale because of a known fault - this will be noted on the product listing.  

Damaged Items + Faults > We will gladly take returns on any item that is faulty or damaged, please refer to our returns page for full information. 

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