I am Aura, a simple and elegant high-low hem A-line dress. I can be made as a top and also as a dress with a gathered ruffle band, finishing above the knee. My rounded neckline allows you to slip me on easily without the need to sew a closure. I feature a bust dart and I am lined to the chest to beautifully finish the armholes and neckline. Although simple to sew, I deliver great impact, so I am perfect for beginners and experienced sewists.
All seam allowances are included in the pattern.
The pattern is enclosed in an envelope. It contains the sewing pattern along with a step-by-step illustrated explanation guide.
The different pieces overlap with each other so you will need to trace the pattern on paper. If you prefer a ready-to-cut pattern, try the pdf version as pieces do not overlap with each other.
Size 36 to 46. See sizing guide below.
MEASUREMENT CHART (in):
Height: 5’5” (1m65)
Version A: High-low hem dress with ruffle
Version B: Swing dress
Version C: Tank top
Lining (can be the same fabric used for the garment)
Flowy woven fabrics with a nice drape: viscose, crêpe, silk… Fabrics with more body, such as poplin, shirting or cotton lawn, are also suitable and create great volume for the ruffle
FABRIC REQUIRED (yards)
|Garment A, 55″ wide fabric||2||2||2||2 3/4||2 7/8|
|Garment A, 43″ wide fabric||2 5/8||2 3/4||2 3/4||2 3/4||2 7/8|
|Garment B, 55″ wide fabric||1 1/4||1 1/4||2 3/8||2 3/8||2 3/8|
|Garment B, 43″ wide fabric||2 1/4||2 3/8||2 3/8||2 3/8||2 3/8|
|Garment C, 55″ wide fabric||7/8||1||1||1 5/8||1 5/8|
|Garment C, 43″ wide fabric||1 5/8||1 5/8||1 5/8||1 5/8||1 5/8|
|Lining A, B, C, 55″ wide fabric||5/8||5/8||5/8||1 1/8||1 1/8|
|Lining A, B, C, 43″ wide fabric||1||1 1/8||1 1/8||1 1/8||1 1/8
FINISHED GARMENT MEASUREMENTS (in):
|A, garment length*||335/8||337/8||34||341/4||341/2||345/8||347/8||35||351/4||353/8|
|B, garment length*||331/2||335/8||337/8||34||341/4||341/2||345/8||347/8||35||351/4|
|C, garment length*||211/4||211/2||215/8||217/8||22||221/4||221/2||225/8||227/8||23|
*From the neckline to the bottom of the garment on the centre front