Alexia Dress

9.00

Alexia is a close fitting dress with an accentuated waist. It features a waist seam and separate yokes on the top front with gathering on the bottom and an elasticated channel on top. The waist darts have been transferred into princess seams. The back also features vertical princess seams. Alexia fastens with buttons and buttonholes on the center front plackets. The short voluminous sleeves are half raglan and feature elasticated channels on the top and bottom to mirror the yokes. The top edge of the yokes as well as the top and bottom edges of the sleeves are finished with rolled hems. The bottom of the skirt is slightly flared, the front and back necklines are deep and wide. Alexia is above-knee length.

Model Larisa: Bust 85, Waist 64, Hips 93, height 172. Larisa is wearing size 36 in height 3.

Approximate sewing time: 1.5 days

To sew this dress, choose woven fabrics with the following properties:

- Lightweight, with good drape, breathable, soft, non-stretch or with very little stretch, opaque

- The fiber content can include natural fibers (silk, cotton), artificial (viscose), blends (cotton + viscose, etc)

- The following fabrics are recommended: viscose, lightweight denim, challis, shirting, chintz, artificial silk, natural silk

Attention! We do not recommend stretchy knit materials and lightweight sheer fabrics (chiffon, organza, stretch lace).

The dress on the photo is made with viscose fabric. This fabric is medium weight, soft, has good drape and very little stretch. The fiber content is a blend of viscose and cotton.

1. Main fabric, 120cm wide, with a directional print, in meters

Height/

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

1 (154-160)

1,35

1,35

1,35

1,45

1,45

1,45

1,5

2 (162-168)

1,4

1,4

1,4

1,5

1,5

1,5

1,55

3 (170-176)

1,45

1,45

1,45

1,55

1,55

1,55

1,6

4 (178-184)

1,55

1,55

1,55

1,65

1,65

1,65

1,7

Main fabric, 140cm wide, with a directional print, in meters

Height/

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

1 (154-160)

1

1,05

1,1

1,1

1,3

1,35

1,35

2 (162-168)

1,1

1,1

1,15

1,15

1,35

1,4

1,4

3 (170-176)

1,15

1,15

1,2

1,2

1,45

1,45

1,45

4 (178-184)

1,2

1,2

1,25

1,25

1,5

1,55

1,55

2. 0.5-0.9cm wide elastic

Height/

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

1 (154-160)

120

130

130

140

140

150

150

2 (162-168)

130

130

130

140

140

150

155

3 (170-176)

130

130

140

140

140

155

160

4 (178-184)

130

130

140

140

155

160

180

Important!When purchasing fabric, please account for shrinkage and buy 5% more than required.

3. Lightweight fusible woven or knit interfacing, 140cm wide

Height/

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

1 (154-160)

0,65

0,7

0,7

0,7

0,7

0,7

0,7

2 (162-168)

0,7

0,75

0,75

0,75

0,75

0,75

0,75

3 (170-176)

0,75

0,75

0,75

0,8

0,8

0,8

0,8

4 (178-184)

0,8

0,8

0,8

0,85

0,85

0,85

0,85

4. 16 buttons 0.8-1cm in diameter

5. Matching thread, 5 spools (1 spool for the sewing machine and 4 spools for the overlocker)

- Sewing machine for construction

- Overlocker for finishing raw edges. This may be replaced with a stretch overlock stitch or a zigzag stitch on the sewing machine (overlock or zigzag stitch width 2-3mm, stitch length 2.5mm)

- Buttonhole foot for your sewing machine

- Bodkin for threading elastic through a channel (may be replaced with a safety pin)

Ease type

Ease measurement, cm

Bust ease

4,1-4,7

Waistline ease

4,1-4,2

Hipline ease

7,3-7,8

Upper arm ease

30,8-31,7

Height, cm

Garment length at the back from waist down, cm

Sleeve length including part of

1 (154-160)

42,2

19,1-22,2

2 (162-168)

46,2

20,5-22,6

3 (170-176)

50,2

21,1-23,2

4 (178-184)

54,2

21,6-23,9

Once the order is paid, within 1 minute you will receive an email with the details of the order and a link to your personal account, where the following will be available for download: 

1. the pdf pattern in your chosen size, in the following formats: Letter, A4, A0 and plotter format. The size of the plotter format is indicated in the name of the document. You will need a plotter printer that can print at least 900mm width. Note that for height categories 3 and 4, the plotter pattern comes on 2 pages. 

2. Detailed instructions which include cutting layouts, construction steps accompanied by photos, as well as instructions on how to work with Vikisews patterns (printing, taping, adjusting, sewing terminology).

If you have any questions, please let us know at info@vikisews.com

Alexia Instructions sample
Your height:
154-160162-168170-176178-184
Your size (European):
34363840424446485052
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