Ivy Dress + Top

Ivy is an everyday staple - a modern dress + top pattern with options galore!
The Dress (View A) features a boxy straight-fit through the bodice with a dropped waist and a generous gathered full skirt, in-seam pockets, and a deep turned-back hem. The Top (View B) features a fully faced peplum-style hem. Both views have a centre back neck opening and three collar options are provided, including a Peter Pan Collar, fully faced Round Neck, or a Tie Back Collar. Your Ivy Dress + Top can be made sleeveless, with a short sleeve (using the indication lines provided), or with a full-length sleeve gathered at the wrist. If you choose to make the full-length gathered sleeve, you have the option of a button tab cuff or a tie cuff.

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SQ ivy top gingham crop

Ivy Sizing + Fit

Ivy comes in our NZ 4-32 size range and is a casual fitting pattern, with a set in sleeve. We recommend referring to both the garment measurements and the body measurements when selecting a size for Ivy, regardless of what size you wear in ready-to-wear clothing. The bodice of the Ivy pattern is a boxy straight fit, with approximately 18cm of design ease through the bust.

Our patterns are drafted for a height of 172cm (5'7"). You may wish to lengthen or shorten the body and sleeve hem depending on your height and personal preference and change the location of the pockets. If you wish to adjust the fit through the bust, we recommend using the bust apex points provided on the patterns.

SQ ivy dress pattern linen blush 10 neck
SQ ivy dress pattern linen blush 10
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Fabric Recommendations

The Ivy Dress + Top is designed for light - medium weight woven fabrics such as linen, cotton lawn or poplin, silk satins and crepe de chines. We love how this pattern looks and feels in our Vintage Finish, GOTS Organic and Gingham Linens. For a pop of colour, you could also try a Liberty print!

SQ ivy top gingham side
SQ ivy dress pattern linen ochre detail
SQ ivy top gingham walk
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Ivy Sew Along

Our full Ivy Dress + Top sew-along is available on the blog, which means you can get a super handy preview before you begin sewing! We walk through cutting, sewing steps, and finishing touches for a professional at-home finish.

Still a little unsure? No worries, get in touch with our team by emailing patterns@thefabricstore.co.nz today!

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