Sew House Seven

Sew House Seven Montavilla Dress and Top

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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 printed A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day.

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Buy the Montavilla Dress and Top sewing pattern from Sew House Seven. Wear this dress loose for comfort in warm temperatures, or use the tie or an existing belt for more waist definition. The top is darling tucked into a skirt or pants or worn more casually untucked.

The details on this garment are simple yet unique. The outer leg of the shoulder dart gathers slightly to form a ruffle, while an elastic tunnel gathers the sides at the underarm for an easy and comfortable fit with no closures to sew. When sewn in a more structured fabric, the sleeve/ruffle is more crisp and prominent. Sewn in a fluid fabric such as rayon challis, the ruffle floats or flutters gently.

The top (version #1) is somewhat cropped and lands around the high hip. The mini dress (version #2) lands a little above the knee, and the long dress (version #3) lands just above the ankle. Both the long and short dresses feature oversized pockets, and the full maxi features long front slits/vents at the hem.

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?

Note if purchasing copy shop printing: Some of the pattern pieces are divided across two A0 sheets. The sheets will need to be joined together.

Suggested fabrics: For fluid sleeve ruffles: rayon challis, silk challis, sandwashed silk, lightweight woven Tencel. For crisp sleeve ruffles: linen, fine cotton lawn, lightweight shirting, cotton ikat.

Fabric requirements:

54" (137 cm) wide fabric: Top, 1 1/4 yd (1.2 m) // Mini dress, 2 1/2 yd (2.3 m) // Long dress, 3 - 3 1/2 yd (2.75 - 3.2 m).

44" (112 cm) wide fabric: Top, 1 3/8 - 1 5/8 yd (1.3 - 1.5 m) // Mini dress, 2 3/4 - 3 yd (2.5 - 2.75 m) // Long dress, 4 3/8 - 4 3/4 yd (4 - 4.4 m).

Sizing: US 00 - 20 (approx. UK 6 - 22). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Thread; approx. 1/3 yd (0.3 m) of 1/2" (13 mm) wide elastic.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; US letter/A4 print-at-home pattern (63 pages); US copy shop pattern (1 sheet); A0 copy shop pattern (3 sheets) // Layers: Yes // Projector file: Yes.

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Customer Reviews

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Love, Lucie
Cool summer top

This is the Montavilla top by Sew House Seven . Worn with my Sunshine yellow skirt New Look 6102
For a seemingly simple top it has a couple of interesting features.
The side sections haves elastic threaded through the top casing which gives it shape and keeps it more fitted whilst being able to get into it without any closures.
But the main feature are these ruffles on the shoulder.
I sewed up a size 4 even though my bust measurement recommended a size 6.
It's a great quick pattern.
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