Aida Dress PDF Sewing Pattern

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This is an A5 copy of the Instruction Booklet printed on our office printer. Please note this option is only available if you choose one of the PDF + A0 printed pattern options.

  

Meet the Aida Dress, a beautiful woven dress pattern with a touch of vintage!

With a really interesting cut, Aida features a curved empire waist with gathers under the bust and a panelled skirt for a really flattering fit that skims the figure. The dress is finished with facings and an invisible zip at the back.

Choose between a simple sleeve or a gentle puff sleeve with a pretty faux cuff effect created with the shirring technique.

Aida looks really cute in the shorter length, just above the knee, and elegant and sophisticated in the longer length, below the knee. Great to wear with or without tights, she will carry you through winter into spring.

Use a light to medium weight fabric with plenty of drape. She looks fantastic in a print and a bright solid colour will really show off the style lines.

Have a look at our Aida Dress Pinterest Board for inspiration and see what everyone’s making on Instagram with the hashtag #soiaidadress.

Sewing Level
Aida is an Intermediate woven dress sewing pattern.

Fabric Suggestions
Light to medium weight woven fabrics with drape such as viscose, rayon or crepe.

Sizing & Fabric Requirements
Aida is sized between UK sizes 6-30 and is split into two different blocks, sizes 6-20 (B cup) and sizes 18-30 (D cup). See the chart for details on fabric requirements.

Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.

What will I receive?
The downloadable pattern file contains:

  • printable pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop format) in all sizes
  • fully-illustrated printable instruction booklet
  • copyshop permission letter

The Aida Dress pattern is either 40 A4 pages, 42 US letter pages or 3 A0 copyshop pages (sizes 6-20), or 48 A4pages, 50 US letter pages, or 3 A0 copyshop pages (size 18-30).

If you purchase the PDF Pattern + Copyshop Printing option, you will also receive your pattern printed on A0 paper in the post. Find out more about our PDF Printing Service here.

So what is a PDF pattern?
A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home on A4 or US letter paper. Alternatively you can choose to have the copyshop files printed on large A0 paper, and posted to you at home. If you’re using the A4 or US letter options, simply download, print at home, tape together and let the sewing begin! When you print the pattern, print at 100% (you might have to uncheck the scale box). Print page 1 first, the square should measure 10cm x 10cm.

Never used a PDF pattern before and would like some help? Learn everything you need to know in our handy Guide to Assembling PDF Patterns over on our blog!

Layered PDF pattern
The Aida Dress PDF pattern files are layered, meaning you can choose to print only the size(s) you need when printing at home. Find out more here.

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