Vikisews Clarissa Dress



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Buy the Clarissa Dress sewing pattern from Vikisews. Clarissa is a flared dress of moderate fullness. The close fit of the bodice is achieved by applying multiple rows of shirring. The semi-raglan sleeves are generously gathered along the sleeve caps into an elastic casing. The sleeves are long and voluminous and are gathered at the bottom with an elastic casing stitched 6 cm from the sleeve hem. The length of the dress is mid-calf.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50). Includes all sizes for 5’5″ height (option 2 in the size chart). 


– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). Your selected size will include all 4 height options. What is a PDF?

If you would like to order a printed A0 copy shop pattern, please complete your PDF purchase, then upload the A0 file for your chosen height here. For example, to print size 52 in height 4, upload the A0 file labelled ’52-4′. Note for designs with linings, you may need to upload two A0 files (one for the garment, and one for the lining)What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Cotton fabric with some body, linen, shirting denim, double gauze, crinkle cotton. To make this dress, choose dress weight fabrics with the following properties:

  • medium weight, with good drape, breathable, soft, non-stretch or with very little stretch, opaque
  • the fibre content can include natural fibres (silk, cotton, linen), artificial (viscose), blends (cotton + viscose, etc.) and synthetic (polyester, polyester + elastane)

Stretchy knit materials and lightweight sheer fabrics (chiffon, organza, stretch lace) are not recommended.

The dresses in the photos are made with dress/suiting weight linen. This fabric is medium weight, non-stretch and holds its shape well. The fibre content is 100% linen.

Fabric requirements: When purchasing fabric, buy 5% more than required to account for shrinkage.

Main: 130 cm wide fabric, to be cut in two stages with a directional print: 2.6 – 3.5 m.

Sizing: 34 – 52 (approx. UK 6 – 20, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

Vikisews patterns are designed for a B/C cup.

The PDF pattern includes 4 height options (PAPER pattern includes height 2 only):

Height 1 = 154 – 160 cm (5’1″ – 5’3″)
Height 2 = 162 – 168 cm (5’4″ – 5’6″)
Height 3 = 170 – 176 cm (5’7″ – 5’9″)
Height 4 = 178 – 184 cm (5’10” – 6′1″)

Model Anya: Height 169 cm / Bust 84 cm / Waist 64 cm / Hips 91 cm. Anya is wearing size 36 in height 2.

Model Yana: Height 174 cm / Bust 108 cm / Waist 90 cm / Hips 128 cm. Yana is wearing size 48 in height 3.


– Shirring elastic thread, 2 spools (1 spool approx. 20 m)
– Elastic, 1 cm wide, 0.9 – 1.2 m
– Matching thread

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4 print-at-home pattern (27-40 pages); US letter print-at-home pattern (28-42 pages); plotter pattern (1 sheet); A0 copy shop pattern (2-4 sheets) // Layers: No // Projector file: No.

Note: The PDF pattern includes all 4 height options. Before cutting, please double check you are using the correct option for your height. For example, to make size 52 in height 4, choose the files labelled ’52-4.

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Denim / Corduroy, Linen

Make time

All day

Sewing level



UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48

Pattern format

PAPER All Sizes Height 2, PDF Size 34 All Heights, PDF Size 36 All Heights, PDF Size 38 All Heights, PDF Size 40 All Heights, PDF Size 42 All Heights, PDF Size 44 All Heights, PDF Size 46 All Heights, PDF Size 48 All Heights, PDF Size 50 All Heights, PDF Size 52 All Heights

PDF Printing

27-40 pages

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