Oona — Oona A-Line Dress With Oversized Patch Pocket Pattern

The great thing about Oona pattern is that it's so simple to work with and you should be able to polish one off in an afternoon. And once you've made a basic version you can vary it according to your own personal style: you can either shorten or lengthen the hem, the sleeves (or no sleeves at all) or add some embellishments (like our cute little patch pocket). It's easily tweaked into lots of different looks.

But the real magic of an A-Line dress is that it flatters literally all body shapes. For those with fuller hips, the A-Line design with its flare towards the hem draws the eye's attention upward. For those with slimmer figures, it creates curves where they don't exist. And for those with larger busts, it provides a more balanced silhouette.

What you get with your pattern:

- Free PDF download for our registered customers.
- Print-at-home format on Letter/A4 paper.
- Layered PDF to print just the sizes you want.
- Most patterns available graded in size 0/2 to 28/30.
- Step-by-step instructions on The Thread blog.
- No licensing restrictions. Sew as many as you like for yourself, your family, even your sewing business.

Pattern specifications:

Type: PDF Pattern
Design Variations:
Illustrations: Yes
Instructions: Yes

Qty: Digital Download

Free Download

Free digital patterns are available for registered customers only.

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Finally got around to downloding this pattern....
Reviewer: Heidi

It's all pieced together and I'm going to start making my working pattern from it. I did notice that it's not quite right. The side pockets are titled Chest Pocket, the sleeve says BACK Cut one on fold instead of Sleeve Cut two face to face, and pattern page 10 is all skewed. I haven't gotten around to making the dress itself, but if it's anything like the Chelsea, Phoebe, Agustina, Alexandra, or Monique patterns, I'm sure it's going to be wonderful.

FS Team profile image F|S Team

Hello, Please lookout for an email from us. We'd like to get to the bottom of this and improve the pattern where needed. :)

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Easy & versatile pattern
Reviewer: Rebecca

Thank you for another great pattern! I am obsessed with the patterns this store has to offer. I made this in a size 12-14 and I would say that this is a slightly oversized pattern.

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Great pattern
Reviewer: Katherine

I love this dress! Thank you! Please look at the pattern page numbering - it needs a fix.

FS Team profile image F|S Team

Hi! Thank you so much for noticing and letting us know. Fixing it and will upload corrected version shortly :)

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Reviewer: Sue

A great pattern. As a newbie, I referred to the step by step pictures a lot, which helped. Good tutorials on in-seam pocket and neck binding too. I was between sizes so went bigger...it was too loose, so I added belt hoops and a belt to tie at the back. I will make a smaller one when I make again. Aplain dress easy to customize.

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Nice and easy
Reviewer: Anonymous

The pattern is an easy sew. I cropped the sleeves to make a short sleeved dress and should have done some adjustments on the sleeve pattern. If I had lowered the slope of the sleeve pattern, I would have more room to raise my arms. I measured between a 4/6 and 8/10 and I have broad shoulders. I usually size down in patterns, so I went with 4/6 and should've chosen 8/10 because the back is too tight for me to move my arms around much. May add a gather or dart in the back next time to give myself more room but not size up and have too much fabric. I wish that Fabrics-Store would show a diagram of the way the pages are supposed to be laid out like other PDF pattern makers. Some page numbers were duplicated and it was hard to figure out how to fit the pages together. Regardless, this free pattern sewed up nicely. Thanks Fabrics-Store!

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Reviewer: Jennie

It took me more than an afternoon to make this easy dress but a lot of that time I spent trying to assemble the pattern pieces. It would be helpful if you could number the boxes in the grid to correspond to the numbers on the pattern pieces. In spite of my troubles I love this comfortable dress and may make another in a different color.

I finally got around to making Oona. Another great pattern! I shortened the sleeves and used my embroidery machine to give it a floral embroidery for the pocket. Being 5'2", this dress came to my ankles, which is exactly what I wanted. The fabric is IL019 Allure. The picture doesn't do the color justice, which is a pity because Allure is such a beautiful color! I love the FS patterns! They're fun to download, cut down, match the patterns, tape them together, trace the pieces on butcher paper and finally cut to make a working pattern. It makes me use kindergarten skills! The tutorials are great, too! Sewing has changed a lot from over 40 years ago, and I am very glad to have found Fabrics-Store and their wonderful patterns to help ease me back into making my own clothes.

Posted by Heidi

Oona- plain A-line dress- enjoyed this pattern. It was roomy on me so will go smaller next time. Added flowers for interest.

Posted by Sue
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