Items of clothing that you can wear to the beach in summer, to the theater in the evening and to go shopping with your girlfriend are rather rare. You can sew the pattern of our dress Ophelia in as many variations as there are opportunities to put it on. It is an all-rounder in which you can feel absolutely comfortable. With us, the dress is already the favorite of the new collection. We've crafted a pattern in a great mix of printed fabrics, which really accentuates the look with the attached cuffs, raglan seams and tie at the waist.
Center back length: 95-101cm depending on size.
The Ophelia dress with a tie and raglan sleeves is sewn from a cotton fabric with polyester content .
We recommend a flowing viscose, silk, cotton or polyester satin, opaque as the dress is unlined.
- Sizes 34-40: Outer fabric 1.55m (140cm wide)
- Sizes 42-50: outer fabric 1.95m (140cm wide)
- Sizes 34-40: contrast fabric 0.45m (140cm wide)
- Sizes 42-50: contrast fabric 0.50m (140cm wide)
Cut the pattern pieces out of fabric and transfer the notches from the pattern.
In addition to the description, the colorful brackets in the pictures show you where a seam needs to be sewn.
- 1x front part in break
- 1x back in break
- 1x front sleeve opposite
- 1x back sleeve opposite
- both cuff parts in opposite directions (here cut across the FDL)
- 2x strips for the binding tape
- 1x strip for belt loops (this will later be halved and results in 2 loops)
- 1x strip for the neckline
Transfer the markings for the dart to the front piece. Place the two side needles right sides together and pin this in place.
The right needle shows where the dart should end. Sew the two darts with your sewing machine and, when you get close to the end, choose a very small straight stitch so you don't have to bartack the end of the seam.
Fold up the darts, iron them and pin them in place for later. Now the four sleeve parts are sewn to the main parts by placing two back sleeves on the back part and two front sleeves on the front part. Pay attention to the marking snaps.
Each of the four sleeve pieces is sewn right sides together to the matching body piece. Then place the matching sleeve parts of the front and back part right sides together and close the upper arm seam. Then you iron out the upper arm seam and the raglan seam.
Then you close the inner arm and side seams in one go. Repeat on the other side and iron out the seams. Fold the hem of your dress inwards by 2x 1.5cm and stitch it tight.
For the neckline, halve the stripe lengthwise, right sides together, and sew the side seam. Iron the strip in half lengthwise, wrong sides together.
Pin it onto the neckline, right sides together, so that all three open edges are on top of each other. Sew him up. Then carefully snap in the seam allowance on the curves until just before the seam and fold the ironed edge of the strip inwards over the just closed seam. Stitch the strip twice.
Now it's time for the cuffs. Fold a narrow part with its side seam right sides together onto a wide one. If you want, you can trim the edges. I did this so that the next pictures can be seen more clearly. Mark the snaps from the pattern above and below. Sew the side seam of the cuff from the top to the snap, bar tack, and then sew from the bottom snap to the bottom edge.
So that you can see it better, I folded the middle opening to the side with the help of two pins. I'll take this out again in the next step. Pull the two middle points of the opening to the left and right so that the ends of the seam you just closed meet in the middle. Pin this well.
Now sew the left edge of the cuff to the middle (seam ends), lift the presser foot with the needle position down and then sew the right edge of the cuff.
Turn the cuff right side out and topstitch the two edges close to the edge. Again, leave the needle in the center until you've rotated the cuff appropriately, and then topstitch the second edge.
Pin the cuff onto the sleeve, right sides together, so the slit meets the top sleeve seam. Your sewn-on cuff will look like this. Repeat these steps for the other cuff.
Iron the strip for the belt loops like you would a bias binding: first both long edges towards the middle and then the two new edges directly on top of each other. Stitch this tightly and then halve it to get two belt loops.
Then lay it in half lengthwise, right sides together and close the side seam to create an eyelet. Sew the eyelet to the back of your dress at the pattern marking so that the short open edges disappear under the eyelet when you sew them together.
Place the two belt parts right sides together and close a side seam. Then unfold it again and halve it vertically, right sides together. Close the two short side seams and the open, long edge. Leave a turning opening of about 6-8cm in the middle. Turn the belt inside out, iron it well and blindstitch the opening by hand.
Pull the belt through the eyelets. You are welcome to tie it in front or on the side.
Congratulations, your Ophelia dress is complete!