Elma Dress & Top

Dress
Sewing
Book
10 2020
#FibreMoodElma #FibreMood #Sewista
Difficulty
Supplies

• Thread
• Iron-on interfacing: max. 20 cm - 1/4 yd
• Buttons (Ø 1.5 cm - 5/8”): see table
• Shoulder strap retainers: 2 (optional)
• Elastic band (width 0.5 cm - 1/6"): see table
• Fabric: see table

Size EU 32 34 36 38 40 42 44
Size UK 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
buttons  8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Size EU 46 48 50 52 54 56 58
Size UK 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
buttons 8 9 9 9 9 9 9

 

Size EU 32 34 36 38 40 42 44
Size UK 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
elastic 138,5 141,25 144 146,75 149,5 153,5 156
Size EU 46 48 50 52 54 56 58
Size UK 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
elastic 159 166,5 170,5 174,5 178 182 186

 

Size EU 32 34 36 38 40 42 44
Size UK 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
fabric in cm
(width 110 cm)
255 260 265 270 295 295 300
fabric in cm
(width 140 cm)
210 215 215 215 215 220 225
Size EU 46 48 50 52 54 56 58
Size UK 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
fabric in cm
(width 110 cm)
305 315 320 360 360 365 370
fabric in cm
(width 140 cm)
225 235 235 235 240 250 280

 

Size US 0 2 4 6 8 10 12
buttons  8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Size US 14 16 18 20 22 24 26
buttons 8 9 9 9 9 9 9

 

Size US 0 2 4 6 8 10 12
elastic in yards 1.52 1.55 1.58 1.62 1.65 1.68 1.71
Size US 14 16 18 20 22 24 26
elastic in yards 1.75 1.83 1.87 1.9 1.95 1.99 2.04

 

Size US 0 2 4 6 8 10 12
fabric in yards
(width 43")
2 ¾ 3 3 3 3 ¼ 3 ¼ 3 ¼
fabric in yards
(width 55")
2 ½ 2 ½ 2 ½ 2 ½ 2 ½ 2 ½ 2 ½
Size US 14 16 18 20 22 24 26
fabric in yards 
(width 43")
3 ¼ 3 ¼ 3 ¼ 4 4 4 4 ¼
fabric in yards
(width 55")
2 ½ 2 ¾ 2 ¾ 2 ¾ 2 ¾ 2 ¾ 3 ¼

Comprehensive information about the fabrics in the Fibre Mood collection can be found here

32 - 58 (EU)   0 - 26 (US)   4 - 30 (UK) 

Hey, do you hear The Sound of Music too? ‘Sew...
a needle pulling thread!’ Elma is romantic and retro too... And yet she’s still totally on trend – with adorable puffed sleeves, a sweetheart neckline at the front and a U-shaped opening at the back. Elma also has darts down the front and back, a button closure at the front and flares towards the hemline. She looks divine in a longer version and – wonder of wonders – can easily be transformed into a charming top too. Find out how to alter the pattern here.

Do you prefer to make an Elma Dress? You can find the pattern here.

Curious about the Lily Bag? Click here.

Fabric advice

For the most flattering fit, Elma works best in fabric with a fluid drape, e.g. viscose Tencel or polyester (crepe) in a solid or a print. That doesn’t mean stiffer fabrics like linen, chambray or cotton are out of the question – just make sure they're woven and not knit. Jersey isn't your friend if you want all those pretty details to look nice. And of course, you do!

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