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fira dress + top sewing pattern

fira dress + top sewing pattern
Price: $16.95
Brand: Liesl + Co.
Item: OLV-LC043FD
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The Fira Dress + Top is a simple pull-on style with front and back yoke, gentle raised V neckline, and subtle gathers at the front and back. The cut-on sleeve makes this style especially easy to sew. The dress (View A) includes on-seam pockets. The top (View B) is tunic style. This pattern includes cup sizes to help you get a great fit.

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fira dress + top sewing pattern
  • Description

    The Fira Dress + Top is a simple pull-on style with front and back yoke, gentle raised V neckline, and subtle gathers at the front and back. The cut-on sleeve makes this style especially easy to sew. The dress (View A) includes on-seam pockets. The top (View B) is tunic style. This pattern includes cup sizes to help you get a great fit.

    Suggested Fabrics

    This pattern works best with light- to medium-weight woven fabrics like voile, lawn, shirting, poplin, broadcloth, and linen.

    Notions

    Coordinating thread, featherweight fusible interfacing.

    Fira Dress + Top Flat Illustration

    Fabric Guide

    size 0 2 4 6 8 10
    View A, 44" Fabric 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 1/4 yards 3 1/4 yards 3 1/4 yards
    View A, 58" Fabric 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards
    View B, 44" Fabric 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards
    View B, 58" Fabric 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards

    size 12 14 16 18 20
    View A, 44" Fabric 3 1/4 yards 3 1/4 yards 3 1/4 yards 3 1/4 yards 3 1/4 yards
    View A, 58" Fabric 2 yards 2 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 3/4 yards 3 yards
    View B, 44" Fabric 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards
    View B, 58" Fabric 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 3/4 yards 2 1/4 yards

     

    Finished Measurements

    size 0 2 4 6 8 10
    Bust, A/B Cup 35" 36" 37" 38" 39" 40"
    Bust, C Cup 36" 37" 38" 39" 40" 41"
    Bust, D Cup 37" 38" 39" 40" 41" 42"
    Waist 34 1/4" 35 1/4" 36 1/4" 37 1/4" 38 1/4" 39 1/4"
    Hip 39 1/4" 40 1/4" 41 1/4" 42 1/4" 43 1/4" 44 1/4"
    Length, View A* 41 1/4" 41 1/2" 41 3/4" 42" 42 1/4" 42 1/2"
    Length, View B* 26 1/4" 26 1/2" 26 3/4" 27" 27 1/4" 27 1/2"

    size 12 14 16 18 20
    Bust, A/B Cup 41 1/2" 43" 45" 47" 49"
    Bust, C Cup 42 1/2" 44" 46" 48" 50"
    Bust, D Cup 43 1/2" 45" 47" 49" 51"
    Waist 40 1/2" 42 1/4" 44 1/4" 46 1/4" 48 1/4"
    Hip 45 3/4" 47 1/4" 49 1/4" 51 1/4" 53 1/4"
    View A, Length* 42 3/4" 43" 43 1/4" 43 1/2" 43 3/4"
    View B, Length* 27 3/4" 28" 28 1/4" 28 1/2" 28 3/4"

    * Measured from shoulder at neck.

     

  • English System
    Pattern
    Size
    Bust
    (in.)
    Waist
    (in.)
    Hips
    (in.)
    0 32 1/2" 25" 35"
    2 33 1/2" 26" 36"
    4 34 1/2" 27" 37"
    6 35 1/2" 28" 38"
    8 36 1/2" 29" 39"
    10 37 1/2" 30" 40"
    12 39" 31 1/2" 41 1/2"
    14 40 1/2" 33" 43"
    16 42" 34 1/2" 44 1/2"
    18 44" 36 1/2" 46 1/2"
    20 46" 38 1/2" 48 1/2"

     

    Metric System
    Pattern
    Size
    Bust
    (cm)
    Waist
    (cm)
    Hips
    (cm)
    0 83 64 89
    2 85 66 92
    4 88 69 94
    6 90 71 97
    8 93 74 99
    10 95 76 102
    12 99 80 106
    14 103 84 109
    16 107 88 113
    18 112 93 118
    20 117 98 123

     

  • Average rating: (4.7 of 5) based on 6 reviews

    Casual dress
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 01/13/2022
    I am looking forward to sewing this dress with a fine linen fabric for the coming summer. It is just the style I wanted with a little cap sleeve and a nice length for older ladies. The pattern came neatly packaged and arrived in good time. Thanks Again!
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    Excellent fit!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 11/26/2021
    I find that the sizing of these patterns is so reliable across the range … once you have determined your measurements I find the fit of the finished garment is so accurate … often I err on the larger size because I am nervous the finished garment won’t fit … but with these patterns I never have to worry!! This is such a great pattern! If you follow the instructions you can’t go wrong!!
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    Accessible for Novice Sewer
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 11/23/2021
    This is my very first garment I've sewn and the only part I struggled with was attaching the back to the yoke. The instructions were super clear; the necessary techniques easy to find tutorials for. I need to add some mods to the muslin to make the armscye a little smaller and the neckline a little deeper. In my inexpert execution, the neckline for my size is just small enough that I need to take my hair down to get my head through, so I'm going to try again with another muslin before moving on to my real fabric.
    1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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    Fira tops
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 11/23/2021
    I made three tops out of this pattern. The first two I made with cotton, one with a beautiful Japanese cotton and the second one with a LIberty tana lawn. I added on the sleeves from the Verdun top to make them long-sleeved, and that worked well, except that I needed to add width at the top of the Verdun sleeve to fit it. The third one I made short-sleeved out of a beautiful rayon jacquard. The fit was a little tricky, as I measure for a size 8 and so I made that, but it was too tight. I added width to each side seam but kept the rest of the top as is. I love the style of this top with the v-neck and the gathers at the sleeve and back yoke. I gave it four instead of five stars due to the fit.
    3 of 3 customers found this helpful.
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    First dress in linen
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 11/22/2021
    This isn't a style I would usually be drawn to let alone make, but I loved the look of the top - and instead made the dress! I have a pear shaped body, the shoulders and neckline are what drew me to the pattern and actually looks great too balance out my hips. I need to lower the bust darts, but other than that it fit perfectly and I get great feedback when I wear it out. The instructions are clear and easy to follow, the dress comes together simply. I'm looking forward to making the alteration and making the top (or 3) next.
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    Fira top
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 11/20/2021
    Loved the style of this top - a bit different and the neckline fitted very well. It was a little big for me at the upper back but I do have narrow sloping shoulders. It was quick to make so I made another one straight away (and gave the first one to a friend who loved it) and made adjustments and love it. Already have another one planned and maybe a dress.
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