The perfect mix of 1950s house dress and modern-day wrap dress, Isla features waistline darts for bodice shaping, grown-on sleeves, and a wide, gently rounded neckline (buttoned at the top back neckline). The gathered skirt has in-seam pockets and falls to below the knee.
The back-wrap bodice is gently angled from the centre back neckline to the waist. Waist ties close the dress, cinching it in as much as you please, and extending the length of the ties is easy to do if you prefer your bow at the back.
The back skirt overlaps almost side seam to side seam (it’s stepped back just a smidge so you can’t see the edge of the skirt when looking from the front), meaning you have plenty of coverage, even in windy weather. Isla is cool, comfortable, and layer-able for all occasions and all seasons.
The Original includes sizes 6-24 with A to D cup bodices. Bust from 74cm (29 1/8") to 119cm (46 7/8") and hip from 89.5cm (35 1/4") to 134.5cm (52 7/8")
The Curve includes sizes 16 to 34 with C to F cup bodices. Bust from 99cm (39") to 114cm (56 3/4") and hip 114.5cm (45 1/8") to 159.5cm (62 3/4")
Skill Level: Intermediate
Recommended Fabric: Light- to mid-weight woven fabrics with some drape like cotton lawn, voile and poplin to linen, tencel, light chambray or denim, as well as double gauze, sateen, and seersucker are easy to sew with and wear.
Rayon, silks, crepes, and other slinky fabrics also work well, but be mindful of the weight of the back neckline closure you use, as it can cause sagging in very lightweight fabrics with no structure.
Pattern Format: This is a PDF pattern. Included in your download is an A4 file for at home printing, an A0 File for Copy Shop Printing and detailed instruction files.
- Light to mid-weight fashion fabric
- Lightweight fusible interfacing --- approx 115 x 70cm (45 1/4" x 27 1/2")
- 1 x 1.5cm (5/8") wide button or snap button
- Matching and/ or contrast thread
- Pins and fabric scissors
- Tape and tracing paper
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