Vikisews Esther dress sewing pattern, US sizes 2 - 20 / EU 34 - 52 / UK 6 - 24

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Esther is a close-fitting dress. It features a waist seam, bust darts transferred into the side seams, and waist darts both on the front bodice and back bodice. The short set-in sleeve is gathered at the sleeve cap, and the skirt is gathered along the waistline. The dress features a deep square neckline and fastens with buttons and buttonholes at the center front. Esther is midi length.

Model: Height 172 cm (5’8”), Bust 86 cm (33 7/8”), Waist 65 cm (25 5/8”), Hips 93 cm (36 5/8”). Model is wearing size 36 in height 3.

Model: Height 174 cm (5’8”), Bust 107 cm (42 1/8”), Waist 87 cm (34 1/4”), Hips 122 cm (48”). Model is wearing size 48, adjusted at the waist, in height 3.

Approximate sewing time ― 1 day (8 hours).

Sizing: this pattern is multisized - has sizes US 2 - 20 / EU 34 - 52 / UK 6 - 24 nested on one pattern sheet, just choose your height.

Please also check Size chart and Garment length, sleeve length tabs for more information.


WOMEN SIZING

For women garments with separate distinct sizes:

Size

US 2 / EU 34 / UK 6

US 4 / EU 36 / UK 8

US 6 / EU 38 / UK 10

US 8 / EU 40 / UK 12

US 10 / EU 42 / UK 14

Bust, cm

80

84

88

92

96

Waist, cm

60

64

68

72

76

Hips, cm

86

90

94

98

102

Upper arm, cm

25.1

26.5

27.9

29.3

30.7

 

Size

US 12 / EU 44 / UK 16

US 14 / EU 46 / UK 18

US 16 / EU 48 / UK 20

US 18 / EU 50 / UK 22

US 20 / EU 52 / UK 24

Bust, cm

100

104

108

112

116

Waist, cm

80

84

88

92

96

Hips, cm

106

110

114

118

122

Upper arm, cm

32.1

33.5

34.9

36.3

37.7


Choosing a size for a protruding tummy

For women: to choose the right size for bottom garments, use the hip measurement plus the tummy protrusion

 

Esther instructions Sample (Esther_instructions_Sample.pdf, 3,659 Kb) Download

To sew this dress, choose dress-weight fabrics with the following properties:

- medium weight, with good drape, soft, non-stretch or with very little stretch, opaque

- the fiber content can include natural fibers (silk), artificial fibers (viscose), blends (silk + polyester, polyester + viscose, etc.), and synthetics (polyester, polyester + elastane)

- the following fabrics are recommended: dress-weight viscose, crepe satin, challis, tencel, linen, cotton, cotton eyelet fabric

 

Attention! We do not recommend stretchy knit fabrics and lightweight sheer fabrics (chiffon, organza, stretch lace).

 

The garment in the photo is made of 100% viscose. The fabric is medium weight, with good drape, soft and non-stretch.

1. Main fabric, 140 cm wide, with a directional print/nap, in meters: 

Height/Size

34–36

38

40

1 (154–160)

1.65

1.75

1.9

2 (162–168)

1.7

1.8

1.95

3 (170–176)

1.76

1.81

2

4 (178–184)

1.8

1.87

2.07

 

Height/Size

42

44–46

48–52

 

1 (154–160)

2

2.1

2.25

2 (162–168)

2

2.15

2.3

3 (170–176)

2.06

2.21

2.36

4 (178–184)

2.12

2.32

2.42

 

Main fabric, 145 cm wide, with a directional print/nap, in meters: 

Height/Size

34–38

40

42

1 (154–160)

1.65

1.75

1.9

2 (162–168)

1.7

1.8

1.95

3 (170–176)

1.76

1.86

2

4 (178–184)

1.82

1.92

2.07

 

Height/Size

44

46

48–50

52

1 (154–160)

1.95

2.1

2.15

2.25

2 (162–168)

2

2.15

2.2

2.3

3 (170–176)

2.07

2.22

2.26

2.36

4 (178–184)

2.12

2.27

2.32

2.42

 

Main fabric, 55" wide, with a directional print/nap, in yards: 

Height/Size

34–36

38

40

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

1 3/4

1 7/8

2 1/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

1 7/8

2

2 1/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

1 7/8

2

2 1/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

2

2

2 1/4

 

Height/Size

42

44–46

48–52

 

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

2 1/8

2 1/4

2 1/2

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

2 1/8

2 3/8

2 1/2

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

2 1/4

2 3/8

2 5/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

2 3/8

2 1/2

2 5/8

 

 Main fabric, 57" wide, with a directional print/nap, in yards: 

Height/Size

34–38

40

42

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

1 3/4

1 7/8

2 1/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

1 7/8

2

2 1/8

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

1 7/8

2

2 1/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

2

2 1/8

2 1/4

 

Height/Size

44

46

48–50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

2 1/8

2 1/4

2 3/8

2 1/2

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

2 1/8

2 3/8

2 3/8

2 1/2

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

2 1/4

2 3/8

2 1/2

2 5/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

2 3/8

2 1/2

2 1/2

2 5/8

 

IMPORTANT! When purchasing fabric, please account for shrinkage and buy 5% more than required.

 

2. Interfacing — 0.6 m (5/8 yd) for all sizes in all heights

3. Bias-cut fusible stay tape, for all heights: 

Size

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

Length, m

1.62

1.66

1.7

1.75

1.8

1.84

1.88

1.93

1.97

2.1

Length, yd

1 3/4

1 7/8

1 7/8

1 7/8

2

2

2

2 1/8

2 1/8

2 1/4

 

4. Buttons, 1–1.2 cm (3/8–1/2") in diameter, 17 pcs

5. Matching thread — 5 spools (1 spool for the sewing machine + 4 spools for the overlocker)

- sewing machine for construction

- overlocker for finishing raw edges. This may be replaced with a stretch overlock stitch or a zigzag stitch on the sewing machine (overlock or zigzag stitch width 2–3 mm, stitch length 2.5 mm)

- stitch-in-the-ditch foot for the sewing machine (optional)

- buttonhole foot

Ease type

Ease measurement, cm

Ease measurement, in

Bust ease

5–5.8

2–2 1/4

Waistline ease

4.3–4.4

1 3/4

Hipline ease

26–39

10 1/4–15 3/8

Upper arm ease

7.6–11.1

3–4 3/8

Height, cm

Garment length, cm

Sleeve length, in

1 (154–160)

75.6

23.1–24.3

2 (162–168)

78.6

24.1–25.3

3 (170–176)

81.6

25.1–26.3

4 (178–184)

84.6

26.1–27.3

 

Height, ft

Garment length, in

Sleeve length, in

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

29 3/4

9 1/8–9 5/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

31

9 1/2–10

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

32 1/8

9 7/8–10 3/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

33 1/4

10 1/4–10 3/4

Once the order is paid, within 1 minute you will receive an email with the details of the order and a link to your personal account, where the following will be available for download:

1. The pdf pattern in your chosen height, in the following formats: Letter, A4, A0 and plotter format. The size of the plotter format is indicated in the name of the document. You will need a plotter printer that can print at least 900mm width. Note that for heights 3 and 4 the plotter pattern comes on 2 pages.

2. Detailed instructions which include cutting layouts, construction steps accompanied by photos, as well as instructions on how to work with Vikisews patterns (printing, taping, adjusting, sewing terminology).

If you have any questions, please let us know at info@vikisews.com

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