Eilidh Twist Dress
Pipe Dream Patterns

$20.00 each

The Eilidh Twist Dress by Pipe Dream Patterns is comprised of 2 views, however you can mix and match pieces between the two to create other looks including bonus pieces to create high back views for each design.

View 1 is a fun front twist dress which, appears form fitting, but is quite relaxed across the abdomen due to the twist.  This is perhaps the easier of the two twist designs to sew and it gives you more flexibility to mix colours and prints as the primary seams run vertically.  View 1 was designed with negative ease across the bust, but close to zero ease through waist and hips.

View 2 is designed with the twist at the back, making a simple dress at first glance, but looks fantastically bold at the back.  This twist can feel a little more challenging as it is designed to be made in one colour, with no centre seams – but follow the hints and tips in the instructions to help you create this truly unique look!  View 2 was designed with negative ease across the bust, but close to zero ease through waist and hips.

The pattern envelope contains a full size printed pattern (with bonus pieces) and printed instructions.  Included in the instructions are a full set of Finished Garment Measurements.  Please read about how to choose between “Beatha” size/shape and “Saorsa” size/shape below in the “Basic Information” tab.

Pipe Dream Patterns is a small indie designer based in Scotland.

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Make Ideas

Create view A with two colors of organic cotton jersey, or view B in a print that will bring the back twist to life.  A heavier ponte knit will smooth beautifully over the body’s curves.

Basic Information

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Design Information & Sizing

Pipe Dream Patterns designs with two different shapes. Please choose your pattern based on both measurements and body shape. The pattern gallery images do not show the cut pattern piece measurements, which are listed below, but rather the finished garment measurements, so that ultimate customization is possible.

Their "Beatha" line (Scottish Gaelic for "being") is designed for an hourglass shape, C cup, and 5'5" in height. Beatha covers bust measurements 32" – 46", and hip measurements 35"-48".

Their "Saorsa" line is designed for a pear shape, DD cup, and 5'10" in height. Saorsa covers bust measurements 44" – 58", and hip measurements 52" – 66".

What else do I need?

Fabric recommendations: medium or heavy weight knit fabrics with at least 40% 2-way stretch and good recovery, like jersey knit, ponte, rib knit, scuba, or stretch suede.

*See gallery image for fabric amount requirements based on size/shape choice. Please note that as this is a Scottish company, their fabric requirements are in METERS. 1m = 1.094yd. If you order the recommended amount here in YARDS, you will end up with a slight amount more than the pattern calls for. Additional fabric may be required to match stripes, plaids, or using border prints, or when lengthening your pattern pieces.

8" of 1/4" wide stay tape (clear elastic, twill tape, ribbon, etc)

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