Sewing Patterns

Ether Dress Paper Pattern | Pattern Fantastique


This flowy dress is an absolutely gorgeous design and is so simple to make! With two sleeve variations it can be made for evenings or daytimes, or both! Our Fabric Godmother Kika would transform this design, and we are especially looking forward to seeing it made up in the Nerida Hansen geo print!

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Detailed description

The Ether dress design was inspired by a light puffy cloud like, seersucker fabric. With simple construction, maximising volume and texture, the Ether will make you feel like you are from another world. The structure is anchored by a fabric rope that ties off at the centre front split. The rope crosses at the centre back into a loop radiating gathers.

The Ether dress is drafted two sizes to a grade with the flexible gathering to be used to adjust the fit. The mid-centre front and back are adjustable for width, the armholes ungathered sitting smoothly against the body.

The construction of the Ether is simplified for textured and speciality fabrics. If you are concerned about Rope casings or binding pieces being difficult to handle, use a plainer contrast fabric for these parts. The Ether works well in light to mid weight fabrics that gather well including silk, cotton and linen. Fabric weights that are generally below 200gsm and compress are well advised.