Orchid Midi Dress

Chalk and Notch

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Buy the Orchid Midi Dress sewing pattern from Chalk and Notch. Orchid is a wrap dress with a midi length skirt. View A has ruffle sleeves. View B has long sleeves with a gathered cap and wrist. There is a combination of elastic and drawstring to define the waist and add drape to the bodice.

The Orchid Midi Dress is designed to work with the Parasol Jumpsuit from Ensemble for added combinations. Click here for more information about the Orchid x Parasol Collab.

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

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: This style is designed for a light to medium weight woven fabric with a nice drape. Rayon challis, rayon crepe, rayon voile, cotton lawn, cotton voile, linen, double gauze. View A is best suited for rayon challis and rayon crepe to allow the ruffle sleeve to drape. A minimum fabric width of 45” (115 cm) is required.

Fabric requirementsMinimum fabric required is listed. If you think you will need more for shrinkage, directional print, pattern matching or print repeat, please purchase accordingly.

45″ (115 cm) wide fabric: 4 – 5 1/2 yd (3.6 – 5 m) // 58″ (148 cm) wide fabric: 3 – 4 3/4 yd (2.7 – 4.4 m) // Lining for pocket bags: 1/2 yd (0.4 m).

Sizing: US 0 – 30 (approx. UK 8 – 30) with A/B and C/D bust cup options. Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Use the high bust and full bust measurements to determine your size. If you fall between sizes, size down. It is always recommended to sew a test garment to confirm fit.

This pattern includes two bust cup options, and the cup size is determined by calculating the difference between the high and full bust. If the difference between your high bust and full bust is between 0” and 2” (5 cm) use the A/B cup. If the difference is between 2” (5 cm) and 4” (10 cm) use the C/D cup. If you have more than a 4” (10 cm) difference, you may need a full bust adjustment.

Notions: 1 yd (0.9 m) of tricot fusible interfacing or lightweight fusible interfacing; 1 yd (0.9 m) of 1/2″ (1.25 cm) elastic; 3/4 yd (0.7 m) of 3/8″ (1 cm) elastic for View B // Optional: Hidden snap; safety pin or turning tool.

PDF pattern includes: Step-by-step illustrated instructions; US letter/A4 print-at-home pattern (72 pages); US copy shop file (36″ x 150″); A0 copy shop file (4 sheets). This pattern has the layers function, so you can select your size(s) before printing.

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Additional information

Fabric

Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Linen

Make time

One to two days

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Size

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, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50, UK 24 / US 20 / EU 52, UK 26 / US 22 / EU 54, UK 28 / US 24 / EU 56, UK 30 / US 26 / EU 58

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

72 pages

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