Pattern Description

The Nova Midi Dress is a slip on sleeveless tiered dress that has a Boho inspired look. This pattern works well in a print or plain fabric that’s perfect for spring and summer months.

We love this easy slip on dress that can be paired with a heel or slide or styled for everyday with a classic sneaker. The double bodice with no fasteners makes this an easy and quick make. If you prefer a shorter style just leave off the lower tier, but do check your personal length.

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

Silk, crepe, rayon, washed linen.

 

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

Size Chart – cm

SIZE A. SHOULDER BREADTH (CM) B. UPPER ARM GIRTH (CM) C. BUST (CM) D. WAIST (CM) E. HIP (CM)
4 34.4 26.4 77 60 83
6 35.6 27.6 82 65 88
8 36.8 28.8 87 70 93
10 38 30 92 75 98
12 39.2 31.2 97 80 103
14 40.4 32.4 102 85 108
16 41.6 33.6 107 90 113
18 42.8 34.8 112 95 118
20 44 36 118 100 124
22 45.2 37.2 124 106 130
24 46.4 38.4 130 112 136
26 47.6 39.6 136 118 142
28 48.8 40.8 142 124 148
30 50 42 148 130 154

Finished Pattern Measurements (cm)

SIZES 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
Bust 86.0 91.0 96.0 101.0 106.0 111.0 116.0 121.0 127.0 133.0 139.0 145.0 151.0 157.0
High waist 88.0 93.0 98.0 103.0 108.0 113.0 118.0 123.0 129.0 135.0 141.0 147.0 153.0 159.0
Shoulder breadth 34.4 35.6 36.8 38.0 39.2 40.4 41.6 42.8 43.4 44.0 44.6 45.2 45.8 46.4
Centre back length with 3 tiers 110.2 110.8 111.4 112.0 112.6 113.2 113.8 114.4 115.0 115.6 116.2 116.8 117.4 118.0
Centre back length with 2 tiers 83.2 83.8 84.4 85.0 85.6 86.2 86.8

Finished Pattern Measurements (Inches)

SIZES 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30

Bust

33 7/8 35 7/8 37 3/4 39 3/4 41 3/4 43 3/4 45 5/8 47 5/8 50 52 3/8 54 3/4 57 1/8 59 1/2 61 3/4
High waist 34 5/8 36 5/8 38 5/8 40 1/2 42 1/2 44 1/2 46 1/2 48 3/8 50 3/4 53 1/8 55 1/2 57 7/8 60 1/4 62 5/8
Shoulder breadth 13 1/2 14 14 1/2 15 15 3/8 15 7/8 16 3/8 16 7/8 17 1/8 17 3/8 17 1/2 17 3/4 18 18 1/4
Centre back length with 3 tiers 43 3/8 43 5/8 43 7/8 44 1/8 44 3/8 44 5/8 44 3/4 45 45 1/4 45 1/2 45 3/4 46 46 1/4 46 1/2
Centre back length with 2 tiers 32 3/4 33 33 1/4 33 1/2 33 3/4 33

Fabric Requirements Dress with 3 tiers and a double bodice

sizes 4-30
Width 148 cm (58″) 3.10 m (3.50 yd)

Fabric estimate dress with 2 tiers and a double bodice

sizes 4-30
Width 148 cm (58″) 2.10 m (2.30 yd)

Interfacing requirements

sizes All Sizes
Width 90 cm (36″) 15 cm (6″)

 

Size

4-16, 18-30

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