Each pattern piece is numbered at the corners, and you match up the corresponding numbers to construct the dress. I am able to work this out without being able to read the scant instructions, however, this particular pattern has what I first though were tucks on the bodice, short sleeve and pocket, yet it appears from the photo that they are tapered, like darts. Now, I need to know a) what amount to take out, as all the pattern pieces show are lines and b) are they tucked or tapered to nothing?? From looking at the pattern pieces, I think the pocket and sleeve are likely tucked and the bodice has darts (in the bodice at least). I can read that it says 'pocket' '1cm', 'bodice' '1/12cm' and 'sleeve' '1/2cm' but my google translation didn't help me further.... I hope someone reading this speaks German AND understands what I am on about! If so, I would be most grateful if you could leave me a comment! Here are the pattern pieces and instructions:
It is a size 88 bust, which means the measurements are for a 34 1/2 inch bust, 27 1/2 inch waist and 37 3/4 hip, and I'm approx 35 1/2, 26 1/2, 38 1/2 so hopefully it will fit without too much alteration. I have no idea what kind of ease it will have so I will make a partial toile (muslin). I plan on making this in black crepe, and may not embroider the collar, cuffs and pocket flaps but use a patterned fabric instead. I expect the lack of instructions to cause me quite a few headaches during construction!