Vikisews Nola Dress



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Buy the Nola Dress sewing pattern from Vikisews. Nola is a close-fitting dress with a trapeze silhouette. The front features a yoke gathered on the bottom, and finished with a channel for ties on the top. The back has side panels as well as a shirred centre panel. The skirt has a slight A-line shape. Nola has a short, voluminous sleeve with gathers along the shoulder and a channel for elastic at the hem. The front and back necklines are quite deep, and the dress is above knee length.

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 46 in height 4, upload the A0 file labelled ’46-4′. 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: Natural or artificial silk, viscose poplin or rayon challis, crepe, lightweight atlas, chiffon. Choose woven fabrics with the following properties:

  • light to medium weight, no stretch or very little stretch, soft with good drape, opaque
  • the fibre content can include natural fibres (silk, cotton), artificial (viscose), blends (cotton + viscose, silk + polyester, etc.), and synthetic (polyester, polyester + elastane, etc.)

Stretchy knit materials are not recommended.

The dress in the cover photo is made with 100% silk. This fabric is lightweight, soft, and non-stretchy.

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

Main: 140 cm wide fabric: 1.3 – 2.1 m.

Sizing: 34 – 46 (approx. UK 6 – 14/16, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements. This pattern only includes up to size 46 (even though additional sizes appear on the size chart).

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 Alina: Height 172 cm (5’8″) / Bust 86 cm (33 7/8″) / Waist 65 cm (25 5/8″) / Hips 93 cm (36 5/8″). Alina is wearing size 36 in height 3.

Model Yana: Height 174 cm (5’8″) / Bust 104 cm (41″) / Waist 86 cm (34″) / Hips 120 cm (47″). Yana is wearing size 46 in height 3 (given the ease in this style, the designer did not adjust the pattern for the waist and hips).


– Matching thread
– Elastic thread, 1 spool
– 1.2 cm wide elastic, 0.6 – 1 m

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4 print-at-home pattern (20-24 pages); US letter print-at-home pattern (18-20 pages); plotter pattern (1 sheet); A0 copy shop pattern (1 sheet) // 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 46 in height 4, choose the files labelled ’46-4′.

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Additional information


Cottons, Drape

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

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 Printing

20-24 pages

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