The reverse inverted pleats give this designer dress its unique shape. This dress has a fitted bodice along with a dropped shoulder. The shape of the engineered sleeve is created by the under-sleeve tucks. The essential side pockets and mid-calf length give this dress its designer feel.

This pattern is available in two sizes Australian/UK 4-16 and 18-30. Please check your size using the size charts below.

Suitable fabrics

Washed linen, crepe, silk, rayon

Trims

Invisible Zip 50 cm (20″)

 

How Do I Know What Size I Am?

Choosing your pattern size is the most important step and we will help you determine this with these easy to follow steps.

  1. When taking your measurements ensure that you take them against your skin and not over clothing. One can wear a comfortable bra and knickers whilst measuring, as this will provide you with the most accurate measurements.
  2. Tape measure has to sit firmly around the points you are measuring. But be careful not to pull it too tight, as this will give you the incorrect size.
  3. When measuring circumferences (B, C, D, E) it is important to note that the tape measure must remain parallel to the floor. It is sometimes best to take the measurements in front of a mirror; this will help you see the angle of the tape measure.
  4. You will only require the basic body measurements to determine your pattern size which is indicated on our mannequin below:
A. Shoulder Breadth

Place the tape at the edge of the shoulder. Measure along the top of the shoulder blade/across the highest point of the shoulders to the other edge, following the natural slope and allow an extra finger for ease of any movement.

B. Upper Arm Girth

This point is taken as a circumference at your widest point of your upper arm.

C. Bust

This point is taken as a circumference parallel to the floor at the fullest part of your chest.

D. Waist

This point is taken as a circumference and taken at the smallest part of your waist.

E. Hip

This point is taken as a circumference parallel to the floor at the widest part of your hips.

Sizing Comparison Chart

LPHA SIZING AUSTRALIA UK US FRANCE ITALY JAPAN
XXS 6 6 2 34 38 5
XS 8 8 4 36 40 7
S 10 10 6 38 42 9
M 12 12 8 40 44 11
L 14 14 10 42 46 13
XL 16 16 12 44 48 15
XXL 18 18 14 46 50 17

FINISHED PATTERN MEASUREMENTS (CM)

SIZES 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
Bust 84.0 89.0 94.0 99.0 104.0 109.0 114.0 119.0 125.0 131.0 137.0 143.0 149.0 155.0
Waist excluding pleat value 70.0 75.0 80.0 85.0 90.0 95.0 100.0 105.0 111.0 117.0 123.0 129.0 135.0 141.0
Hip excluding pleat value 90.0 95.0 100.0 105.0 110.0 115.0 120.0 125.0 131.0 137.0 143.0 149.0 155.0 161.0
Hip including pleat value 130.0 135.0 140.0 145.0 150.0 155.0 160.0 165.0 171.0 177.0 183.0 189.0 195.0 201.0
Extended shoulder breadth 47.6 48.8 50.0 51.2 52.4 53.6 54.8 56.0 56.6 57.2 57.8 58.4 59.0 59.6
Centre back length 111.2 111.8 112.4 113.0 113.6 114.2 114.8 115.4 116.0 116.6 117.2 117.8 118.4 119.0
Sleeve opening 29.6 30.8 32.0 33.2 34.4 35.6 36.8 38.0 39.2 40.4 41.6 42.8 44.0 45.2
Hem circumference 104.0 109.0 114.0 119.0 124.0 129.0 134.0 139.0 145.0 151.0 157.0 163.0 169.0 175.0

FINISHED PATTERN MEASUREMENTS (INCHES)

SIZES 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
Bust 33 1/8 35 37 39 41 42 7/8 44 7/8 46 7/8 49 1/4 51 5/8 53 7/8 56 1/4 58 5/8 61
Waist excluding pleat value 27 1/2 29 1/2 31 1/2 33 1/2 35 3/8 37 3/8 39 3/8 41 3/8 43 3/4 46 1/8 48 3/8 50 3/4 53 1/8 55 1/2
Hip excluding pleat value 35 3/8 37 3/8 39 3/8 41 3/8 43 1/4 45 1/4 47 1/4 49 1/4 51 5/8 53 7/8 56 1/4 58 5/8 61 63 3/8
Hip including pleat value 51 1/8 53 1/8 55 1/8 57 1/8 59 61 63 65 67 3/8 69 5/8 72 74 3/8 76 3/4 79 1/8
Extended shoulder breadth 18 3/4 19 1/4 19 5/8 20 1/8 20 5/8 21 1/8 21 5/8 22 22 1/4 22 1/2 22 3/4 23 23 1/4 23 1/2
Centre back length 43 3/4 44 44 1/4 44 1/2 44 3/4 45 45 1/4 45 3/8 45 5/8 45 7/8 46 1/8 46 3/8 46 5/8 46 7/8
Sleeve opening 11 5/8 12 1/8 12 5/8 13 1/8 13 1/2 14 14 1/2 15 15 3/8 15 7/8 16 3/8 16 7/8 17 3/8 17 3/4
Hem circumference 41 42 7/8 44 7/8 46 7/8 48 7/8 50 3/4 52 3/4 54 3/4 57 1/8 59 1/2 61 3/4 64 1/8 66 1/2 68 7/8

FABRIC ESTIMATE – CUT ON THE FOLD, TWO WAY

SIZES 4-8 10-18 20-30
Width 148 cm (58″) 1.9 m (2.0 yd) 2.3 m (2.5 yd) 2.9 m (3.2 yd)

INTERFACING ESTIMATE – NECK FACINGS

SIZES ALL SIZES
Width 90 cm (36 in) 20 cm (8 in)
size

4-16, 18-30

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