NOTE: This is a PDF Sewing Pattern and NOT a physical product. After purchase, you will receive links via email to a digital instruction booklet and pattern files that you can download and print at home. A copyshop file is also included with your purchase. 

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SIZES:

US sizes 0-30 with B, C, and D Cup options Click here for sizing and yardage requirements.

TECHNIQUES COVERED IN THIS PATTERN:

  • Installing bodice facings
  • French seams
  • Decorative topstitching

 

SKILL LEVEL:

Advanced Beginner

DESCRIPTION:

The Ava Dress is a sleeveless, popover dress with a faux wrap bodice and elasticated waist. The sleeveless shoulder edge is extended slightly beyond the shoulder point for a modern silhouette. Ava can be sewn as an above the knee dress length (VERSION A) or a maxi dress length (VERSION B). This is your new spring/summer go-to frock! Wear it casual with flat sandals or sneakers, layer it with your favorite cardigan or jean jacket, or dress it up with statement shoes and jewelry.

RECOMMENDED FABRICS:

Medium to lightweight woven fabrics, such as linen, cotton sateen/lawn/batiste/chambray, rayon, Lyocell, and Tencel.

INTERFACING:

Medium to lightweight fusible interfacing (choose interfacing based on fabric weight)

NOTIONS:

Approximately 1 yard/meter of 3/4" (2 cm) wide elastic

Click here for Finished Garment Measurements.

INSTRUCTIONS:

English with metric and imperial measurements provided.

PDF FILES INCLUDED IN DOWNLOAD:

  • Instruction Booklet, 21 pages

  • Print-at-home pattern files - US Letter and A4 (37 pages)

  • Copyshop Pattern Files - A0 Size, 2 sheets per cup size

  • Pattern files include size layers and sheet printing instructions so you only have to print what you need.