Alice is a loose-fit top and dress that can be sewn in both woven and knit fabrics. Alice has a dropped shoulder and the short sleeve version is finished with a binding. The 3/4 sleeve version is hemmed, with a ruching detail at the lower part of the sleeve.
If you’re sewing Alice in woven fabrics you’ll finish the neckline with a facing. If you’re sewing in knit fabrics you can choose to finish the neckline with a facing or a binding.
The top is slightly A-shaped, and lower in the back. The dress’ fit around the waist is easily adjustable with the knot in the front, and the elastic along the back bodice.
Alice’s front piece is split but in the tutorial you’ll also get guidance on how to sew Alice with a whole front piece.
This PDF-pattern includes two pattern formats:
A4/letter sizefor home printing, 32 pages. Layered.
The Sewing instructions are also included as a PDF-file, 26 pages.
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Fabric: Woven fabric (such as viscose, satin) or knit fabrics (such as cotton jersey, viscose jersey, or ponte di roma).
This is an estimate for prewashed fabrics with 150 cm (60”) width. If you’re buying new fabric for your project, we recommend that you add 10-20 cm (4-8”) just in case.
Elastic, approx. 5 mm (1/4”), if you’re sewing the 3/4 sleeves. Length: 2x12 cm (2x5”).
Elastic, width approx. 10-15 mm (3/8” - 5/8”), for the dress’ back bodice. Length: approx: 30-40 cm (12-16”).
Interfacing (if you finish the neckline with facings, which is suitable when sewing in woven fabrics, optional with knits). Choose an interfacing lighter than your fabric, preferably fusible.
Sewing machine (with jersey/ballpoint or stretch needle if you’re sewing in knits). A serger can also be used for most of the steps, but a sewing machine is just as fine.
Measure your chest, waist and hip and choose a size based on how you’d like the garment to fit your body. If you’re unsure, choose a size based on your chest width. All bodies are unique and this garment doesn’t require you to have a body whose measurements all point to the same size. Alice has a loose fit so in this garment you can sew for example size 38 even if your hip width rather is size 40 (about 100 cm) since the hip width of the final garment in size 38 is 103 cm.
MIXING SIZES, LENGTHENING AND SHORTENING
Of course you can mix sizes! That’s one of the beauties in sewing your own clothes. Read more about that in the Sewing Instructions. The same goes for lengthening/shortening the garment to your preferences.
Get creative with our pattern hacks (modifications) for Women's Alice!
With the included Sewing Instructions you receive help from start to finish. It’s a solid and detailed description of each step in the making of this garment. It includes clear pictures, explanatory text and tips that will give the garment a professional look.
If you are new to some of the sewing techniques this is an excellent opportunity for you to develop your sewing skills. Consider our patterns your sewing school.
The tutorial also includes a size chart and a fabric requirements chart. Measurements are provided in both the metric and imperial system.