// A0 and A4 PDFSewing pattern for the BACKLESS dress without sleeves //
The BACKLESS dress is a fitted dress with a small cutout in the front. The dress is made with an open turtle neck that ends in ties at the back. The dress is backless and around the waist there are two ties which are crossed at the front and tied at the back. The wrap effect with the ties and the elastic band at the back makes the dress a comfortable close-fitting dress, as you can adjust the fit the way you prefer. If you want longer ties to be able to e.g. make bows the ties must be extended until the desired length is achieved. The dress is made without zippers, and it can be sewn with or without sleeves.
// Digital pattern in A0 and A4 to be printed out. A4 prints fit US letter size (8.5 x 11 inches) due to the margins in the A4 document. Simply set your print settings to scale the file at 100%. This has been tested successfully with US customers.
// Detailed and easy to follow visual manual that will take you through all the steps
// Your pattern will come in all sizes from XXS-XXL. We recommend that you download Adobe Acrobat Reader which will allow you to select the size/sizes you need and turn off the sizes you do not need before printing.
Which size will fit me?
The pattern comes with all sizes from XXS-XXL. As you can adjust the fit of the dress around waist and hip your bust measurement is the most important. See more about finding the right size here.
You can also choose your size based on the final measurements of the dress. The final measurements of the dress at the waist and hips are quite large compared to the body measurements. This is because the belt in the waist makes sure the dress is closer fitting. The final dress measurement at the bust is also flexible, due to the open back.
Final measurements of the dress:
XXS: B: 79 W: 79 H: 88
XS: B: 85 W: 86 H: 96
S: B: 90 W: 94 H: 103
M: B: 97 W: 101 H: 110
L: B: 105 W: 109 H: 117
XL: B: 116 W: 116 H: 124
XXL: B: 126 W: 123 H: 131
Height: The pattern is made based on an average height at 167 cm. The model in the picture is 178 cm.
What fabric should I use?
The pattern is made primarily for woven fabrics, but can also be sewn in stretch. Stretch is more difficult to sew in than woven fabric. Avoid choosing a fabric that is too thick, in order for the dress to drape nicely.
If you are in doubt about the fabric, poplin, crepe, woven viscose, or satin all work well for this dress.
How much fabric is needed?
For fabric widths of 145 cm:
XXS / XS / S : around 2.2 meter
M / L : around 2.5 meter
XL / XXL : around 3.3 meter
If you would like to extend the ties you have to add this to the amount of fabric you need.
Remember that this amount of fabric doesn’t include sleeves.
Materials needed to sew the dress:
Fabric, sewing thread and elastic band.
Interfacing for the facing