The Felix Dress is the ideal wardrobe piece to take you from the heat of summer to the cool days of autumn. The loose, breezy shape is perfect on its own or layered with tights and a cardigan. The skirt is eased, rather than gathered, to reduce bulk at the waistline. Three sleeve options provide you with plenty of versatility and a faux wrap bodice gives the look of a wrap dress without potential for mishaps. The Felix also features generous pockets and is fully lined. The unique construction of this dress has a few twists and tricks, so if you like learning new techniques it’s a must sew!
Techniques involved include sewing a straight seam, easing, lining a dress, setting sleeves, applying armhole bias facings, and hemming.
Chinwe is wearing a size 6 Felix
Fabric and Notions
Suggested Fabrics: Self: Lightweight fabrics such as cotton voile or batiste, handkerchief linens, rayon and rayon blends, and silks. Avoid fabrics that are stiff or tightly woven, as this dress requires fabrics with drape.
Lining: Lightweight linings such as rayon, rayon Bemberg, or silk. You can use the self fabric for the bodice lining, but we highly recommend using fabrics that won’t cling to the body and skirt for the skirt lining.
Please note: Extra fabric may be needed to match plaids, stripes, and one-way designs.
Digital Pattern Details
This pattern is a digital download (PDF Files). You will receive an email containing a unique URL to download your pattern directly after your purchase is complete. This pattern includes the following files:
Digital Instruction Booklet: 29 pages
Print at Home Pattern: Body - 56 pages, Sleeves - 15 pages
US Copy Shop Pattern: 1 page
AO Copy Shop Pattern: 3 pages
Read Me File: 2 pages
You do not need to print all of the pattern files, just the one that corresponds to how you intend to print. If you have additional questions please see our FAQ which includes our Digital Product Policies. If you need help printing and assembling your pattern, take a look at our PDF Printing and Assembly Guide!