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.
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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!
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.
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