Leora dress

9.00

Leora is a close-fitting dress with a sheath silhouette. The front is made up of two separate parts, the front bodice and the front skirt. The center front bodice seam is finished with two channels. The tie pulled through the channels shapes a bust gathering. The top edge of the front skirt is curved. The dress features long set-in fitted sleeves and a deep V-neckline. Leora is below-the-knee length.

Approximate sewing time: 1 day.

Model Anya: Bust 84cm (33 1/8”), Waist 64cm (25 ¼”), Hips 91cm (36”), Height 169cm (5’6”). Anya is wearing size 36 in height 2.

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

- Medium weight, soft, breathable, malleable, stretchy (with elastane content);

- The fiber content can include natural fibers (wool, cotton), artificial (viscose), blends (wool + polyester, cotton + polyester, cotton + elastane, etc.), and synthetic (polyester, polyester + elastane);

- The following fabrics are recommended: sweater knit, ponte di roma, knit fabrics, double-knit fabrics, rib knit fabrics.

Attention! We do not recommend using lightweight sheer fabrics (chiffon, organza, stretch lace).

The dress in the photo is made of a double-knit fabric. The fabric is medium weight, malleable and stretchy. The fiber content is a blend of wool, viscose and elastane.

1. Main fabric, 140cm wide, in meters:

Height/

size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154-160)

1.7

1.71

1.73

1.76

1.77

1.91

1.91

1.91

2.01

2.09

2 (162-168)

1.72

1.72

1.78

1.8

1.82

1.97

1.97

1.99

2.06

2.15

3 (170-176)

1.79

1.81

1.83

1.85

1.87

2.04

2.04

2.07

2.12

2.25

4 (178-184)

1.86

1.87

1.89

1.9

1.92

2.07

2.1

2.12

2.18

2.33

Main fabric, 55” wide, in yards:

Height/

size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1” - 5’3”)

1 ¾

1 ¾

2

2

2

2

2

2

2 ¼

2 ¼

2 (5’4” - 5’6”)

2

2

2

2

2

2 ¼

2 ¼

2 ¼

2 ¼

2 ¼

3 (5’7” - 5’9”)

2

2

2

2

2

2 ¼

2 ¼

2 ¼

2 ¼

2 ½

4 (5’10” - 6’1”)

2

2

2

2

2

2 ¼

2 ¼

2 ¼

2 ½

2 ½

2. Main fabric, 160cm wide, in meters:

Height/

size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154-160)

1.24

1.27

1.71

1.71

1.71

1.72

1.78

1.81

1.83

1.85

2 (162-168)

1.28

1.28

1.74

1.74

1.74

1.78

1.83

1.86

1.88

1.9

3 (170-176)

1.32

1.32

1.73

1.74

1.78

1.83

1.88

1.91

1.93

1.95

4 (178-184)

1.36

1.4

1.8

1.8

1.85

1.93

1.94

1.96

1.98

2

Main fabric, 63” wide, in yards:

Height/

size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1” - 5’3”)

1 ¼

1 ½

1 ¾

1 ¾

1 ¾

2

2

2

2

2

2 (5’4” - 5’6”)

1 ½

1 ½

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

3 (5’7” - 5’9”)

1 ½

1 ½

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2 ¼

4 (5’10” - 6’1”)

1 ½

1 ½

2

2

2

2

2

2 ¼

2 ¼

2 ¼

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

3. Lightweight fusible knit interfacing material, 140cm (55”) wide, for all sizes and heights – 10cm (4”). Fusible straight grained seam tape as an alternative – 30cm (12”).

4. Knit bias tape, 1.5 cm (5/8”) wide - 1.5-2m (59” to 79”), depending on the size. The required length of the knit bias tape must be measured on the paper patterns.

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

- Sewing machine for construction;

- Overlocker for construction and 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);

- Coverstitch / coverlock machine for finishing the garment hem. If such a machine is not available, the garment hem can be finished with a twin needle on the sewing machine with a zigzag function;

- Loop turner;

- Ballpoint needles for knits.

Important! For knit projects, we recommend using special sewing needles for stretchy knit fabrics (e.g. STRETCH, SUPER STRETCH, JERSEY, etc.).  When sewing, a ball-shaped needle point pushes the knit loops apart without piercing the threads.

Ease type

Ease measurement, cm

Ease measurement, in

Bust ease

-10.1 to - 7.4

 -4” to -3”

Waistline ease

2.3

 1”

Hipline ease

-3

 - 1 1/8”

Upper arm ease

-1

 - 3/8”

Height, cm

Garment length from waist down, cm

Sleeve length, cm

1 (154-160)

83

61.7

2 (162-168)

86

63.7

3 (170-176)

89

65.6

4 (178-184)

92

67.4

Height, ft

Garment length from waist down, in

Sleeve length, in

1 (5’1” - 5’3”)

32 5/8”

24 1/4”

2 (5’4” - 5’6”)

33 7/8”

25 1/8”

3 (5’7” - 5’9”)

35”

25 7/8”

4 (5’10” - 6’1”)

36 1/4”

26 1/2”

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

Leora instructions Sample
Your height:
154-160162-168170-176178-184
Your size (European):
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