Get to know the Aida Dress

Meet the Aida Dress, the latest addition to our Vintage pattern collection. With a nod to the classic 1940s tea dress, Aida is a woven dress with a figure-flattering empire line, gathers under the bust for shaping and a gently A-line panelled skirt. With the option to add some extra pretty details to the sleeve, this dress is just dreamy!

Sew Over It - Aida Dress

Aimed at Intermediate sewers, this pattern is packed with beautiful details that make it a really satisfying project to sink your teeth into!

Sew Over It - Aida Dress

Choose between two lengths: make an elegant Aida Dress in the longer version, or keep it short and cute, just above the knee. Aida looks great with or without tights, styled with boots or heels - she's the perfect dress to carry you through winter into spring.

Sew Over It - Aida Dress

Featuring a curved empire waistline with pretty gathers under the bust and a panelled skirt for a flattering fit, the Aida Dress is a fitted yet comfortable woven dress. Make her in a solid colour to make the style lines pop!

Sew Over It - Aida Dress

You can make Aida with a simple sleeve, or with a gentle puff sleeve and a shirred cuff for extra prettiness. The dress is finished with facings and an invisible zip at the back.

Sew Over It - Aida Dress

Our Pattern Insiders have been busy making their Aida dresses in some beautiful prints. They got creative with different necklines, sheer sleeves and added pockets! Aida works beautifully in viscose, viscose twill or crepe fabrics. What will you make yours in?

Sew Over It - Aida Dress

Get some extra help for this pattern on Stitch School, our online sewing classroom: learn how to sew the shirring on the Aida Dress sleeve and how to do a small/full bust adjustment on the Aida bodice!

Head over to YouTube to watch our latest vlog and find out more about the Aida Dress from Lisa and Alma.

Find some inspiration in our Aida Dress Board on Pinterest and see what other people have been making on Instagram with the hashtag #soiaidadress.

Watch Alma's styling video on Instagram for ideas on how to wear your Aida.

The Aida Dress is available as a PDF pattern in our full range of sizes UK 6-30.

Buy the pattern and make yourself this gorgeous woven dress!

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