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Aria

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The Aria Top & Dress is a simple, elegant design, featuring a draped cowl neckline and a flattering ‘shift dress’ fit.

Aria can be dressed up or down; a perfect addition to your workwear, evening or casual wardrobe. 

Make Aria in a woven fabric, creating a structured neckline; alternatively cut the front of the garment on the bias, or create in a lightweight fabric with drape to ensure a softer cowl.

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This pattern features 2 sleeve options: short and 3/4 length. Should you wish to make a version with longer sleeves, join our online class and learn how to draft a lining and introduce a zipper: Sewing Aria - coming soon!  

Version 1 features a sleeveless design in a top or dress. The sleeveless pattern has an all-in-one facing, finishing the neckline and armhole professionally.

Version 2 offers a top or dress design with the option of short or 3/4 length sleeves.

Aria is currently available as a PDF pattern (suitable for copy shop and home printing (A4, US Letter)).

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Sewing Level
Beginner

Sizes
0-8 and 7-15 (view size chart)

Finished Garment Measurements
Size 0-8: Imperial Metric 
Size 7-15: Imperial Metric

Print at Home PDF (US Letter & A4)
Size 0-8: 40 pages
Size 7-15: 45 pages

Copy Shop PDF (A0 width, printed on a continuous roll)
Size 0-8: 33.1″ x 74.8″ (84cm x 190cm)
Size 7-15: 33.1″ x 94.5″ (84cm x 240cm)


Suggested Fabric
Aria can be made in a variety of fabrics. The fabric you choose will change the hang and look of the cowl neck. You can also consider the grainline for the front pattern, cutting on the bias will provide more drape.

Suitable fabrics include: cotton, linen and blends. Crepe, viscose blends, silk satin and crepe de chine.

Additional Supplies
– Fusible interfacing (5cm x 5cm (2″ x 2″))
– Thread

Fabric Requirements
Size 0-8: Imperial Metric 
Size 7-15: Imperial Metric