Vita is a dress & blouse inspired by Edwardian fashion for modern makers. It features a high, shirred neckline Vita will definitely make you feel chic and confident for that work meeting or a special occasion.
Vita comes in two styles: a midi-length dress with a shirred waistline and skirt with side vents or a blouse with a soft silhouette that can be styled loosely or tucked in.
The pattern includes two sleeve variations and two optional back closures. The Vita dress and blouse is super versatile!
View A&C: Puffy, gathered sleeve with an internal sleeve head to give it more volume and a short, shirred cuff.
View B&D: Bishop sleeve with a wide, shirred cuff.
You can make Vita your own by choosing different back closures, a romantic bow or a delicate button and loop.
This pattern is for personal and non-profit use only. If you are interested in licensing it for commercial use, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
FABRIC & NOTIONS
Due to the nature of the shirring technique, light-weight woven fabrics including viscose/rayon, crepe, double gauze, cotton voile/batiste and silks are recommended. It is suggested to test the shirring on a sample of your selected fabric.
If you feel confident, this pattern would work well with fabrics like chiffon to layer over a slip dress.
1 spool of 20 metres / 22 yards of shirring elastic
2 small buttons with shank
40 cm / 15” inches of fusing tape
Hook and eye - Optional for view A&C
ADDITIONAL FABRIC FOR VIEW A&C
40 cm / 15” inches of organza or soft tulle. In general, you need a light-weight fabric that won’t collapse under the sleeves.
- Complete illustrated sewing instructions available in PDF.
- 3 pages Copyshop PDF file.
- A4 and letter paper format for Home Printing PDF file.
6 to 20 UK / 34 to 48 EUR / 2 to 16 US
For more info check our Size Cart page.
- Model is 1.57cm (5'-2").
- Dresses are a size 10 - shoulders were narrowed by 1 cm.
- Sleeves were shorten by 3 cm.
- Bodice was shorten by 1.5 cm.
- Skirt was shorten by 3 cm.
- Blouses are size 8.
- The hem was shorten by 3 cm.