Mai Tai // Kimono Sleeve Dress Sewing Pattern
The Mai Tai dress offers so many possibilities: In a luscious silk, it's a high-fashion kimono. In a crisp solid fabric, it's corporate chic. In a bold print, it's modern and fun. Whichever fabric you choose, the Mai Tai dress is amazingly comfortable and so flattering.
The Mai Tai pattern is a contemporary wrap dress with waist ties which are stitched into the darts. It has a faced V-neck, a mitred hem and comfy kimono sleeves.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate. You should have a working knowledge of your sewing machine, and a basic sewing vocabulary. This dress comes together quickly and has detailed instructions guiding you along. There are some tight curves and a sharp V-neckline, so beginners should choose stable fabrics until they are comfortable.
Sizes: • 'Standard' Sizes A-G (US 2-14, AUS & UK 6-16) See the 'sizing guide' image for measurements.
- A Print-At-Home PDF 30 x A4 or US Letter pages to print on your home computer.
- A Copy Shop PDF 2 x A0 pages to print at your local print shop (ie. Kinkos, Officeworks)
- An instruction file 5 pages of sewing instructions with detailed illustrations.
- Download size is 800kb.
Materials you need at home:
- 2.5m (2.75 yards) of fabric with a minimum width of 120cm (48")
- 25cm (0.25 yards) of lightweight fusible interfacing.
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