Bias slip dress/ Bias slip top PDF sewing pattern - Gia
Bias cut slip dress/ Bias cut slip top digital PDF sewing pattern. Patterns for 4 variation and detailed instructions.
✂ SEWING PATTERN ✂
UK 6-18 / AU 6-18 / US 2-14
Bias cutting is a technique where the fabric grain is positioned on a 45-degree angle instead of straight or cross-grain. The result is flattering, slinky fit that drapes fluidly around the body beautifully hugging the curves. Besides looking chic and elegant, bias-cut garments are very comfortable due to the fabric flexibility.
Gia dress and top feature 2 different necklines on the front. Variations A and C feature a shallow V cut, while B and C look contemporary with a straight neckline. All variations have 2 straps on each shoulder, and a pair of them cross over on the back near the apex of the deep V cut. Variations A and B, which are dresses, have 2 lengths marked on the pattern. Length I is classic below the knee, and the length II is a trendy mid-calf. These lengths are based on 170cm (5’7”) height. Gia dress/top has constructed with bust darts which makes it mould better on the figure, without gaping necklines and armholes. This pattern can also be used to make slips to wear under see through tops and dresses.
Light to medium weight, non-stretch woven fabric with good drape is recommended for this pattern. Satins, crepes, crepe-de-chine, georgette and chiffons are some examples. The composition can be viscose, rayon, silk and polyester.
Intermediate due to the bias cut and working with drapey, fluid fabrics. But a confident beginner can handle this project, if you would like to learn some skills and techniques along this project.
Measurements and Seam allowances:
This pattern includes measurements in Metric and Imperial systems in all files. Seam allowances are 1cm (3/8") for all seams unless marked otherwise on the pattern for the particular seam or hem.
*This is a digital product, and you will download 4 files after purchasing: - Instruction file (Fabric recommendation, size and garment measurements chart, pattern and cutting layout, step-by-step sewing instructions) (9 pages) - Patterns for A0 and copy shop printing (1 page) - Assembling map for A4-US letter files. This file helps you to put together home printed pages quickly and efficiently. (1 page-doesn't need printing) - Patterns for home A4 and US Letter printing. Pages are numbered and letter coded across rows and columns, making it very easy to tape them together. (28 pages)
- Both pattern files are layered, meaning you can print just the size you need, or all sizes nested together. Leave the layers named 'Grid' and/or 'All sizes' visible, when you are printing 1 size only. All sizes are also colour coded, making it easy to differentiate the sizes if you print them nested together or get it printed in a copy shop. For deselecting the sizes you don't want to print, open the pattern PDF file with Adobe Acrobat Reader (free)
*Print ACTUAL SIZE, auto-rotation of the page enabled on your printer settings. Test by printing the 1st page only, to make sure you are printing in the correct scale. There is a test square to measure on the first page.
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- Patterns for home printing A4-USletter
- Patterns for A0-copyshop printing
- Instructions book
Materials you need at home:
- Drapey light or medium weight fabric
- Regular sewing supplies
- Paper for cutting
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