Aeolian Aura Dress Bundle (PDF Digital Patterns)
The Aeolian Aura Dress (Pattern #103) is the love child of two super, simple styles.
Embodying the clean modernity of the Aeolian Tee and textured, movement of the Aura Skirt. Influenced by 70's dance wear and 50's futurist fashion the Aeolian Aura Dress will become wardrobe champion. The two patterns are designed and cut to work together with the sizes correlating.
For example - join a MEDIUM Aeolian Tee with a MEDIUM Aura Skirt.
This bundle includes the:
- Aura Skirt pattern
- Aeolian Tee pattern
- plus the instructions to join these two styles to make one amazing dress
For those who already have the Aeolian Tee you can download the instructions for free here and buy the Aura Skirt separately.
The Aeolian Aura Dress is best made in lighter weight fabrics that drape and fall nicely:
- tee shirt weight jersey
- cotton voile
- fine poplins
- linen in lighter weights
- silks crepe de chine
- cotton crepe
- cupro family
- prints (in multiple directions)
For woven fabrics opt for either a bound neckline or contrast knit / knit rib neck band use the same construction as written in the Aeolian Tee instructions.
NOT RECOMMENDED for fabrics that will be stiff or bulky at gathered waist.
Width minimum 120 cm x 500 cm
Width minimum 140 cm x 430 cm
- Elastic 38mm x 1 mt
- Stay Tape (DIY instructions here)
- Matching thread and optional wooly nylon for knits
- Optional Bias Binding 570 cm (for hemming heavier fabrics)
Pattern Fantastique patterns are currently available in PDF format. This means we can email them to you where ever you are in the world! No shipping, just the magic of cyber space.
When you purchase a pattern, we'll email you two PDFs in a zip file: a pattern and an instruction booklet.
To assemble the PDF into your sewing pattern, print and tape the pages together, like the easiest jigsaw you have ever made. We have little maps (circled in pink below) on each page to illustrate the order.
Our core sizes are 8-16, although we add sizes 6 and 18 to free fitting styles. These are noted in the product descriptions.
The pattern instructions have detailed notes on how to choose the best size for you.
Shoulder to shoulder
|HPS* to knee||107||108.5||110||111.5||113||114.5||116|
|HPS to hip||67.4||68.2||70||70.8||71.6||72.4||73.2|
|HPS to waist||42||42.5||43||43.5||44||44.5||45|
Hip: widest part of hip.
High hip: where a hipster waist band would sit.
Shoulder: the bony point of shoulder.
HPS: highest point of shoulder, where shoulder and neck seams join.
Top arm & Thigh: the widest part of the limb.
Most PDF applications will do some sort of resizing when you print your pattern, so you'll need to check the settings before printing to make sure you're printing the pattern to scale. We recommend using Adobe reader we have found it keep all the lines in place the best. its free and you can download it here.
Checking printer settings
In your printer settings dialogue:
- Select the 1st page only for a scale test
- Paper size should be A4
- Under Page Sizing & Handling, check "Actual size"
Measure the test page
Use a ruler to check the measurements of the box on the first page of the pattern. It should be 4cm wide and 2cm high.