I AM Patterns - Cinderella
I AM Patterns’ Cinderella, is a versatile pattern with dress and top variations. There are 4 different sleeve finishes: a sleeveless version, a short sleeve, a short sleeve with ruffles and a short sleeve with double layer gathered bands. It has a V-neckline, in-seam pockets (for the dress version) and is very loose fitting. Try the dress with a belt for a bit more shape, or embrace the freedom of this easy-wear style. Cinderella’s simplicity and comfort will charm you.
- Version A: Sleeveless swing dress
- Version B: Short sleeve swing dress
- Version C: Short sleeve swing dress with ruffles
- Version D: Short sleeve swing dress with double gather bands
- Version E: Sleeveless swing blouse
- Version F: Short sleeve swing blouse
- Version G: Short sleeve swing blouse with ruffles
- Version H: Short sleeve swing blouse with double gather bands
In an effort to reduce paper usage some pattern pieces overlap with each other, so you will need to trace the pattern on paper or use Cloth Edit’s Vilene Light. It is fantastic for tracing patterns, and you can even sew it, which makes it great for fitting. (Note - the overlapping is neither extensive nor hard to discern).
The packaging for I AM Patterns is beautiful but tricky to get into without ripping the lovely gold card that backs the pattern. Our suggestion is to jiggle the pattern down as far as it goes, and neatly cut off the top of the pattern. You will need to snip off approximately 1.75cm, but take care to steer clear of the pattern itself.
For your Cinderella select lightweight and medium weight fabrics with a nice drape, such as: viscose, washed linen, chambray, lightweight denim, poplin, viscose crepe, silk, Tencel, or Cupro.
Interfacing: 14’’ x 20’’ (30 x 50 cm)
A & C: 3/8’’ (1 cm) wide double-folded bias tape
The Cinderella covers the size range of 36-46. The image includes measurements for other sizes, but sizes 48-52 relate to the PDF version, only available directly from the pattern company.
Level of Difficulty
I AM Patterns indicates that Cinderella is a 'simple' pattern. The instructions are clear, with step by step illustrations.
I AM Patterns is a very popular French independent sewing pattern company, owned by two sisters: Marie-Emilienne (founder and designer) and Blandine (marketing manager). I AM Patterns’ designs are modern and push the boundaries, but they also include timeless pieces. I hope you enjoy exploring their range.