Vikisews Manuela Dress PDF



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Buy the Manuela Dress sewing pattern from Vikisews. Manuela is a semi-fitted dress with an accentuated waist. The dress has a waist seam and shaped bands along the front neckline which are joined together with a hook-and-eye fastener. The wrap skirt features curved edges at the front. There are inverted box pleats on the front and back bodice, as well as on the front and back skirt. The dress has long, flared raglan sleeves. There is a pleat at the bottom of the front sleeve secured with a line of stitching. The dress fastens with sew-on snaps at the waist seam, as well as with a narrow tie belt. Manuela is below mid-calf length.

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

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). You will receive all 4 height options for your size. 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: Dress-weight satin, crepe, man-made silk, cupro, silk velvet. To sew this dress, choose dress-weight fabrics with the following properties:

  • Medium-weight, pliable, soft, non-stretch or low-stretch, opaque
  • The fibre content can include natural (silk, cotton, linen), artificial (viscose), blends (cotton + silk, silk + viscose, etc.), and synthetic fibres (polyester, polyester + elastane)

The designer does not recommend very stretchy knit materials (jersey fabric) or lightweight sheer fabrics (chiffon, stretch lace).

The dresses in the photos are made in man-made silk. This fabric is medium-weight, pliable, soft, and has little stretch. The fibre content is 100% polyester.

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

Main fabric: 140 cm (55″) wide fabric, cut in one direction on a single layer: 2.1 – 2.8 m (2 1/4 – 3 yd) // 150 cm (60″) wide fabric, cut in one direction on a single layer: 2.05 – 2.75 m (2 1/4 – 3 yd).

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.

This pattern includes 4 height options:

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″)

Note: Your PDF pattern will include 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′.


– Lightweight fusible interfacing (either knit or woven), 140 cm (55″) wide, 0.45 m (1/2 yd)
– Two snaps, 0.7 – 1 cm (1/4″ – 3/8″) diameter
– One concealed hook-and-eye fastener
– Matching thread

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4 print-at-home pattern (45-54 pages); US letter print-at-home pattern (44-55 pages); plotter pattern (1 sheet); A0 copy shop pattern (3 sheets).

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Additional information


Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Silk / Satin / Sateen, Velvet / Velveteen

Make time

One to two days

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

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

45-54 pages

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