Vikisews

Vikisews Cara Dress

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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 Cara Dress sewing pattern from Vikisews. Cara is a close-fitting dress with an accentuated waist. It features an underbust seam as well as front and back princess seams transitioning into darts. The front has a deep square neckline with decorative bust cups. The set-in sleeves are long and feature elbow darts. The dress is finished with a free-hanging lining and fastens with an invisible zipper in the centre back seam. Cara is above-knee length.

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: Dress-weight wool, suiting fabrics, gabardine.

As an additional fabric for the decorative bust cups, the designer recommends materials with polyurethane or polyvinyl chloride (PVC) content and a knit or woven backing, such as faux leather or faux suede.

For the lining, choose lining fabrics made of blends (viscose + elastane, viscose + polyester) or synthetics (polyester, polyester + elastane).

The dress in the photos is made of suiting fabric. The fabric is medium weight, soft, pliable, and with very little stretch. The fibre content is a blend of polyester, viscose, and spandex. The fabric weight is 350 g/m2. The bust cups are made of faux leather with a woven backing. The fabric weight is 360 g/m2. The lining is a blend of viscose, polyester, and elastane, and the weight is 100 g/m2. The weight of the interfacing for the dress is 30 g/m2. The weight of the interfacing for the bust cups is 70 g/m2.

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

Main: 140 cm (55") wide fabric, with a directional print/nap: 1.1 - 1.7 m (1 1/4 - 1 7/8 yd).

Lining: 140 cm (55") wide fabric: 0.55 - 1 m (5/8 - 1 1/8 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.

Choose between 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″)

Model Liana: Height 166 cm (5'5") / Bust 85 cm (33 1/2") / Waist 63 cm (24 3/4") / Hips 92 cm (36 1/4"). Liana is wearing size 36 in height 2.

Notions: 

– Additional fabric (faux leather, faux suede), 0.15 m (1/8 yd)
– Lining fabric for the additional fabric, 0.15 m (1/8 yd)
– Lightweight knit or woven interfacing, 140 cm (55”) wide, 0.15 m (1/8 yd)
– Heavyweight woven interfacing for the additional fabric, 140 cm (55") wide, 0.15 m (1/8 yd)
– Stitched bias-cut fusible stay tape, 85 cm (33 1/2")
– One invisible zipper, 50 cm (19 5/8") long
– Matching thread

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4 print-at-home pattern (20 pages for dress, 15 pages for lining); US letter print-at-home pattern (20-25 pages for dress, 12-15 pages for lining); plotter pattern (1 sheet for dress, 1 sheet for lining); A0 copy shop pattern (1-2 sheets for dress, 1 sheet for lining) // Layers: No // Projector file: No.

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