Melba Dress By Style Arc - Short sleeve pull on dress featuring slight cocoon shape body.
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4.33 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
(12 customer reviews)

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Short sleeve pull on dress featuring slight cocoon shape body.

Description

  • Pull on dress.
  • Mid length.
  • Boat neck.
  • Slight cocoon shaped body.
  • In seam pockets.
  • Extended shoulder line.
  • Short sleeve.
  • Suitable for knit ponte or woven fabric

Fabric Suggestion

Ponte, rugby knit, crepe, light wool.


Reviews (12)

12 reviews for Melba Dress

  1. 3 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: Printed Pattern - Multi-Size

    (verified owner):

    The dress is absolutely lovely–I made it in large scale abstract printed linen, and I adore the finished product. I sized the sleeves up to match my measurements because they are small.

    The only reason this dress does not get a 5-star review is the instructions for the sleeve/yoke. I’m experienced enough not to have problems with sparse instructions. However, but the instructions for the Melba sleeve/yoke lining are simply WRONG. If you place the lining inside the face fabric and sew both the neck and the sleeve openings together, you will never be able to turn the lining right side out.

    To fix this problem, position the lining as if you are hemming the sleeves of a lined bagged jacket. After sewing the neck opening, pull the lining and face fabric apart so that the sleeves are NOT nested in each other at any place other than the opening where they will be sewn. Look for tutorials for “How to Bag a Jacket Lining” for help–the only difference is you won’t need to create an opening in the lining to turn it as the bottom of the facing isn’t stitched.

    StyleArc, please take the time to correct the instructions or post a tutorial so that others can appreciate how lovely this dress is.

  2. 3 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: Printed Pattern - Single-Size

    (verified owner):

    Haven’t managed to finish this dress yet. Have put it aside before I rip the whole thing to pieces. Just cannot understand the sleeve facing instructions and have ended up with a twisted mess. Will wait till I calm down before I unpick the first sleeve and find a way to do it. Otherwise it looks like a very nice frock..

  3. 5 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: Printed Pattern - Single-Size

    (verified owner):

    I have made about 5 of this lovely dress. The pattern goes together really well, the fit is excellent and I get compliments when ever I wear it. Can one have too many of any particular pattern? I think not, as it looks great in a light summer weight cotton or blend or a heavier autumn weight tartan. Accompany it with boots or sandals it’s so versitle. Love it.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: PDF Digital Pattern - Multi-Size

    (verified owner):

    The dress drapes beautifully and looks great on full hips, in pink-red linen. It’s a shame the instructions at the joining of the yoke and sleeve and turning out are not clear or straight forward- I had to hack and add an upholstery edging to make the sleeves work. Would recommend Style Arc have a look at this as I notice I’m not the first one to comment on this. Will make it again but will have to think carefully about what I do for the sleeves, as for the life of me I cannot work it out.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: Printed Pattern - Single-Size

    (verified owner):

    Love this dress. The lining is clever and adds to a well made look. Will leave the pockets out on the next make.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: Printed Pattern - Single-Size

    (verified owner):

    I love a cocoon shaped dress so I’m very happy with this pattern. I sized up from my normal Style Arc size for this and it fitted me well as I like an oversized look. I made mine in a ponte knit. I modified the neckline to make a crew neck and added a ribbed band so omitted the bodice facing. I added small sleeve facings to the hem of the sleeves. I didn’t add the pockets as I thought they were likely to affect the drape as my fabric is quite thick. Mine is made for layering with a merino underneath for winter. A fast, easy make and super comfortable. I love the midi length. https://www.instagram.com/p/CS-lM5RhZ_P/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

  7. 4 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: Printed Pattern - Single-Size

    (verified owner):

    Easy to make and nice shape. If I make it again I will make the body a bit narrower and the armholes a little wider.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: PDF Digital Pattern - Multi-Size

    (verified owner):

    A lovely, straightforward pattern. I made it in Double Gauge organic cotton. Looks good and the pattern will be a wardrobe staple.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: PDF Digital Pattern - Multi-Size

    (verified owner):

    i like the style very much. i made this dress from a double gauze, so i dispensed with the self-lining. in addiiton, i added sleeves. the dress drapes beautifully and i get lots of compliments on it. I prefer a crew neck, so i just added a short zipper in the back seam so that it would fit over my head. my only complaint is that the Style Arc patterns do not have bust/waist/hip markings, so that the pockets and other important things usually end up in the wrong place for my short frame. I would give all their patterns a 5 star rating if they would only add those landmarks…

  10. 4 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: PDF Digital Pattern - Multi-Size

    (verified owner):

    Love the pattern, but hate that the sleeves are for spaghetti arms. We don’t always have time to modify patterns. https://www.instagram.com/p/CSAhc0grfld/

  11. 5 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: PDF Digital Pattern - Multi-Size

    (verified owner):

    I love your patterns.
    Thanks
    France

  12. 5 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: PDF Digital Pattern - Single-Size

    (verified owner):

    I love this dress! I made it in a border print with the border print of flowers at the top. It is easy to put together; from the chest up it is lined/interfaced which makes it extra comfortable to wear. The instructions on how to finish the sleeve seams are not sufficient but one can find a workaround. I have a forward set neck, so next time I make it (and I will!) I’ll drop the front neck an inch or so. Lots of compliments on this one.

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Garment Measurements & Fabric Estimate

Finished Pattern Measurements (cm)

sizes4681012141618202224262830
Bust85.090.095.0100.0105.0110.0115.0120.0125.0130.0135.0140.0145.0150.0
Hip103.0108.0113.0118.0123.0128.0133.0138.0143.0148.0153.0158.0163.0168.0
Shoulder breadth74.475.676.878.079.280.481.682.884.085.286.487.688.890.0
Sleeve opening28.429.630.832.033.234.435.636.838.039.240.441.642.844.0
Hem circumference93.098.0103.0108.0113.0118.0123.0128.0133.0138.0143.0148.0153.0158.0
Centre back length111.2111.8112.4113.0113.6114.2114.8115.4116.0116.6117.2117.8118.4119.0

Finished Pattern Measurements (inches)

sizes4681012141618202224262830
Bust33 1235 3837 3839 3841 3843 1445 1447 1449 1451 1853 1855 1857 1859
Hip40 1242 1244 1246 1248 3850 3852 3854 3856 1458 1460 1462 1464 1866 18
Shoulder breadth29 1429 3430 1430 3431 1831 5832 1832 5833 1833 123434 123535 38
Sleeve opening11 1811 5812 1812 5813 1813 121414 121515 3815 7816 3816 7817 38
Hem circumference36 5838 5840 1242 1244 1246 1248 3850 3852 3854 3856 1458 1460 1462 14
Centre back length43 344444 1444 1244 344545 1445 3845 5845 7846 1846 3846 5846 78

Fabric Estimate - all in one fabric with facings

sizes4-810-1820-30
Width 148 cm (58")3.0 m (3.2 yd)3.2 m (3.5 yd)3.4 m (3.75 yd)

Fabric Estimate - all in one fabric without facings

sizes4-810-1820-30
Width 148 cm (58")2.25 m (2.50 yd)2.50 m (2.75 yd)2.60 m (2.85 yd)

Fuse Estimate - facings

sizes4-30
Width 90 cm (36")40 cm (16")

Size Chart

Please use the body measurements size charts below to determine your best size.
All Style Arc patterns are in Australian sizes.

Size Chart - CM

Size A. Shoulder Breadth (cm) B. Upper Arm Girth (cm) C. Bust (cm) D. Waist (cm) E. Hip (cm)
4 34.4 26.4 77 60 83
6 35.6 27.6 82 65 88
8 36.8 28.8 87 70 93
10 38 30 92 75 98
12 39.2 31.2 97 80 103
14 40.4 32.4 102 85 108
16 41.6 33.6 107 90 113
18 42.8 34.8 112 95 118
20 44 36 118 100 124
22 45.2 37.2 124 106 130
24 46.4 38.4 130 112 136
26 47.6 39.6 136 118 142
28 48.8 40.8 142 124 148
30 50 42 148 130 154
32 51.2 43.8 156.0 139.0 162.0
34 52.4 45.6 164.0 147.0 170.0
36 53.6 47.4 172.0 155.0 178.0

Size Chart - Inches

Size A. Shoulder Breadth (inches) B. Upper Arm Girth (inches) C. Bust (inches) D. Waist (inches) E. Hip (inches)
4 13.5 10.5 30.3 23.5 32.6
6 14 10.9 32.3 25.5 34.6
8 14.5 11.3 34.3 27.5 36.6
10 15 11.8 36.2 29.5 38.6
12 15.4 12.3 38.2 31.5 40.6
14 15.9 12.8 40.2 33.5 42.5
16 16.4 13.2 42.1 35.5 44.5
18 16.9 13.7 44.1 37.5 46.5
20 17.3 14.2 46.5 39.5 48.8
22 17.8 14.6 48.8 42 51.2
24 18.3 15.1 51.2 44.5 53.5
26 18 34 15 58 53 12 46.5 56
28 19 14 16 18 56 48.5 58 14
30 19 34 16 58 58 14 50.5 61
32 20 18 17 14 61 38 54 34 63 34
34 20 58 18 64 58 57 78 66 78
36 21 18 18 58 67 34 61 70 18

Size Conversion Table

ALPHA SIZING AUSTRALIA UK US FRANCE ITALY JAPAN
XXS 6 6 2 34 38 5
XS 8 8 4 36 40 7
S 10 10 6 38 42 9
M 12 12 8 40 44 11
L 14 14 10 42 46 13
XL 16 16 12 44 48 15
XXL 18 18 14 46 50 17

How Do I Know What Size I Am?

Choosing your pattern size is the most important step and we will help you determine this with these easy to follow steps.

  1. When taking your measurements ensure that you take them against your skin and not over clothing. One can wear a comfortable bra and knickers whilst measuring, as this will provide you with the most accurate measurements.
  2. Tape measure has to sit firmly around the points you are measuring. But be careful not to pull it too tight, as this will give you the incorrect size.
  3. When measuring circumferences (B, C, D, E) it is important to note that the tape measure must remain parallel to the floor. It is sometimes best to take the measurements in front of a mirror; this will help you see the angle of the tape measure.
  4. You will only require the basic body measurements to determine your pattern size which is indicated on our mannequin below:
A. Shoulder Breadth

Place the tape at the edge of the shoulder. Measure along the top of the shoulder blade/across the highest point of the shoulders to the other edge, following the natural slope and allow an extra finger for ease of any movement.

B. Upper Arm Girth

This point is taken as a circumference at your widest point of your upper arm.

C. Bust

This point is taken as a circumference parallel to the floor at the fullest part of your chest.

D. Waist

This point is taken as a circumference and taken at the smallest part of your waist.

E. Hip

This point is taken as a circumference parallel to the floor at the widest part of your hips.


PDF Details

PDF Page Counts

PDF Pattern SizePDF File Page Count
4-1656
10-2256
18-3064

PDF File Inclusions With Purchase

PDF Pattern SizePDF Files Included with Purchase
Size 4-16Tiled Size 4-16
Wide Format Size 4-16
A0 Size 4-16
Size 10-22Tiled Size 10-22
Wide Format Size 10-22
A0 Size 10-22
Size 18-30Tiled Size 18-30
Wide Format Size 18-30
A0 Size 18-30

Pattern Format Details

Pattern Format

PDF Digital Pattern - Multi-size (Including A0)
Multi-size PDF sewing pattern download, sent to your email address in multi-sheet/tiled format for printing at home on A4 or US letter size paper and single-sheet/wide format for printing at a copy shop. Please note that the wide format files are set up for printing on 36" wide (or wider) paper rolls, and also A0 paper sheets.

More Pattern Formats

Printed Pattern - Multi-Size
Multi-size hard copy sewing pattern, mailed to your delivery address.
PDF Digital Pattern - Single-Size
Single-size PDF sewing pattern download, sent to your email address in multi-sheet/tiled format for printing at home on A4 or US letter size paper AND single-sheet/wide format for printing at a copy shop. You get the size you order, PLUS the two closest sizes. Please note that the wide format files are set up for printing on 36" wide (or wider) paper rolls, not A0 paper sheets.
Printed Pattern - Single-Size
Single-size hard copy sewing pattern, mailed to your delivery address.

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