The Nadia Dress was originally made for my Summer Collection Presentation in 2015. My lovely friend, Nadia, cooked cakes for days and kept the prosecco and coffee flowing through two catwalks presentations and hours of consultations, fittings and measurements in her home!
Nadia was intrinsic in suggesting, planning and managing my very first Collection Presentation, and she went above and beyond the realms of friendship to pull off what became a really successful day for my business, and for me personally.
On the day, Nadia also wore one of my designs. A simple, silky-soft cupro dress with a tie-waist belt in black. As all the orders for “the-dress-that-Nadia-is-wearing” came in, the name stuck. It was the most ordered piece that season!
Nadia Dress Sewing Pattern Instructions & Tutorial
Have you downloaded your free Nadia Dress Pattern yet?
If so, then read on through the following sewing tutorial outlining all the instructions for cutting and sewing your very own Nadia Dress.
If you haven’t got the Pattern yet, then head HERE to download your copy!
The Nadia Dress is shown above in black Cupro with a matching fabric tie belt, but it can be made in any number of fabrics. I have made it into a top in cupro, silk and jersey. I keep it at high hip length, and layer it over longer line tank tops with jeans and shorts.
I’ve also made a dress with a simple sleeve hack from a lovely heavy weight linen. I cut the length shorter and wear it without a belt for a chic and cool summer look.
I’d love to hear how you wear your Nadia Dress! Comment below, or tag your makes with #nadiadress and @lisajwagner on Instagram so that I can find you!
What you need:
1.2 metres of Fabric for a Top
2 metres of fabric for a Dress (and an extra 15 cms if you wish to make a self-tie belt)
Prepare the Pattern Pieces
Print the pattern twice using a standard home printer. Make sure to print at actual size, and do not allow your printer to scale the pages to fit.
Piece all the pages together, matching all the corner squares. Trim away the excess paper from the margins, and tape or glue together.
Cut out the pattern pieces from your paper pattern, following the Front neckline on one, and the Back neckline on the second.
Alternatively, trace the pattern onto tracing paper, once for the Front Piece and once for the Back piece, and cut out the pattern from there.