Cora — Half Sleeve Linen Dress Sewing Pattern (Free PDF)
A great dress to wear. Comfortable and loose, yet elegant and charming. Wear this half sleeve dress on a warm day out or lounge at home in comfort. Sew this pattern and share your work below!
- Free print-at-home format on A4 paper
- Layered PDF to print just your size
- Most patterns graded in size 0/2 to 28/30
- Many have Step-by-step instructions on The Thread blog
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|0/2 to 12/14, 16/18 to 28/30
Customer Questions and Answers
hello, is it possible to get the measurements for the skirt so that I don't have to print it out? I know someone shared measurements for the size 0/1 but wondering if we could get the measurements for the other sizes please? would really like to save trees! thank you.
I'm sorry, we don't have the measurements on hand, You may like to try asking in the comments section on the blog, or even on our Facebook sewing group to see if someone in the community has that handy.
Hi! Have you heard of anyone making the skirt less bulky? I am thinking of reducing the gathers by about 30%.
You can reduce the gathers to your preference without any issues to the fit of the dress.
Hello!What kind of fabric can I use besides linen? I was thinking something autumnal. Thanks!
HI! This pattern is designed for our linen fabrics but you could totally use another similar woven fabric for this dress. We haven't tested this in any other fabric, so we can't recommend specifics.
Hello Do you guys ever make patterns in A0 file ? I only have a projector and no printer :(
At this time we only offer our free pattern in the A4 and Letter formats. We hope to eventually offer the A0 file in the future, so thank you for letting us know your interest.
Hi, I was wondering if there is a mistake in the pattern or the skirt should be really made out of two pieces 86x58cm cut on fold? Or just one piece? It says: SKIRT:CUT 2 (on fold). Thank you :)
Hello, it is definitely cut 2 on fold for the skirt. This gives you two pieces, one for the skirt front and one for the skirt back. This also leaves you enough fabric to gather neatly as well.
Hello! I am trying to find the step by step photo instructions and am having a hard time. Might you be able to send a link or point me in the right direction?
Hello, If you go to blog.fabrics-store.com and search for "Cora" you will find the tutorials. Here is our current link: blog.fabrics-store.com/2014/09/19/cora-half-sleeve-linen-dress-tutorial/
Hi! Wondering if anyone has the formula or measurements for the skirt piece - I'd rather not have to print out 15 pages just to cut a rectangle! Thanks :)
One fo our customers have let us know: "My size is 0/2 and the measurements for the skirt piece is 56×84(cut on fold)cm. I live in Korea hence the metric system. Hope it helps!!"
Eu fiz o vestido do molde em viscose e deu super certo! ficou lindo e com a saia bem cheinha, exatamente como eu queria! Para as brasileiras, basta tirar as medidas e converter para polegada que dá certinho. Já quero fazer um de cada cor
I love this model, I adjusted for my size... I think I did well, here is the result of my tests, it is not yet the final fabric, since I did two tests, one like the proposed model and another by removing 10 cm from the bottom of the bodice and the shorter sleeves, I no longer had enough fabric...in short, I made half sleeves that I have by the assembled suite... it worked well... thank you for all the models it's fantastic to find beautiful patterns
This pattern is really well designed (as are all the FS patterns). The curves at the bottom and sides of the bodice prevent the dress from feeling too boxy or shapeless. I love it. Just a side note on how much fabric is required - I made the size 10/12 (?) and realized after I cut out the bodice pieces and sleeves ... and pockets... that I didn't have enough fabric for both skirt panels because the pattern doesn't include pockets. You'll need to buy more than 3 yards if you want pockets in the same fabric. I went ahead and ordered more, and I'm so glad I did because this dress is beautiful!
I love this dress but have to say the 'waist' hits at the worst spot for me--the skirt gathers make my hips look even bigger than they are. I shortened the bodice so the waist hit about 3" higher and it's perfect. The original has become my work-around-the-house/yard garment
Not sure where to ask. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE FREE PATTERNS. I found this website that prints patterns in actual size [ so no need to print at home and make a collage :) ) but I need the actual dimensions. I am using a macbook and it just appears differently. What are the pattern dimensions?
Hello, You can use the test square in the pattern to help your printers ensure the pattern is printed to the correct dimensions :)
This was my third piece of clothing sewn from the free patterns found on fabrics-store.com. Piecing this pattern together was very satisfying and fun to make! My favorite feature has to be the key hole back paired with the cute touch of a hand sewn button. I used IL019 MIX NATURAL and I find this linen dress to be naturally classy and charming. I made it in a large—the top portion fits great, however, the skirt (albeit meant to be flowy) is maybe a tad too roomy. Because of this, I added matching ties to give the dress a bit more of a flattering shape on my body.
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