Hope Woven Dress By Style Arc - Versatile, easy fit dress with a 7/8th sleeve length
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Hope Woven Dress

4.76 out of 5 based on 25 customer ratings
(25 customer reviews)

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Versatile, easy fit dress with a 7/8th sleeve length

Product Description

  • Easy fit
  • Slip on dress
  • High waisted
  • Deep raglan armhole
  • Full sleeve
  • Elastic sleeve finishing
  • 7/8th sleeve length
  • Loop and button back neck opening
  • Two skirt lengths, knee and midi lengths

Fabric Suggestion

Washed linen, rayon, crepe, cotton or even a knit

Trims

Button x1 size 10mm / 16L

Pattern Format

Printed Pattern - Single-Size
Single-size hard copy sewing pattern, mailed to your delivery address.

More Pattern Formats

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.
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.

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25 reviews for Hope Woven Dress

  1. 5 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: PDF Digital Pattern - Multi-Size

    (verified owner):

    Love this pattern and will be making many more. I made the dress as a long top as I am too short to get away with the dress style. It looks fabulous and being rather “busty”, hangs beautifully. Very happy!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: PDF Digital Pattern - Single-Size

    (verified owner):

    The pattern is nice, but If you usually do fba, round back and / or forward shoulder- do them!
    I didn´t, and the dress hangs badly in use. I also recommend to lengthen the sleeves.
    They creep over the elbow when I use my arms- and I need to drag them down, they don´t fall down by themselves. I do not have long arms, so that is not the reason, but maybe it will not be a problem with a drapier, heavier fabric.
    I made the dress in 100% cotton. It feels very cosy, and the pockets are lovely.
    This version will maybe be used as a nightgown, at least it will never be worn outside my house…
    I may try another version in a more drapy fabric, and do the adjustments for my personal preference…

  3. 5 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: Printed Pattern - Multi-Size

    (verified owner):

    I love my Hope Dress! (Unfortunately, I do not have any pictures yet.)
    Based on my bust measurement compared to the sizing chart which can be found online I chose my size – and it was spot-on! The only modifications I did: Firstly I have straight, broad shoulders thus I lifted the shoulders in the pattern and added a small dart on the shoulders. Secondly, I added a bit more volume to the skirt (approx. 10 cm to the pattern piece) since I wanted it to be a bit fuller. But then – I assume it is due to this addition – I needed more fabric. Which I happily added. Many thanks for this pattern! (PS: I found the instructions sufficient but I am a very proficient sewer. They might be a bit concise for beginners.)

  4. 5 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: Printed Pattern - Single-Size

    (verified owner):

    Wonderfully easy and versatile pattern. I made the size 14 and I love the room and flow in this dress. Really easy and quick to come together, with large pockets for carrying all sorts of fun things (read: snacks). I am typically a size 12-14, so even though this dress is meant to be oversized I would err on the side of making maybe a size bigger- unless your fabric has stretch, mine certainly did not!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: PDF Digital Pattern - Single-Size

    (verified owner):

    I really love this pattern, I’ve made two already. However, I have had to change quite a few parts of the pattern. For the sleeves: I lengthened the sleeves, and used bias binding to finish the sleeve instead of elastic (I think elastic looks cheap and nasty). Neckline: I omitted the back split and used bias binding instead of facing. Bodice: I lengthened the bodice (I have a long body). I really like the volume of the sleeves in this pattern, and the way you can use the front bodice panel to show off a gorgeous contrasting/ complimentary fabric. I love that this is a relaxed fit without being too voluminous. With some similar styles, you drown in fabric, but this one feels easy to wear and doesn’t use extravagant amounts of fabric for the skirt. I’ll be making more.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: PDF Digital Pattern - Multi-Size

    (verified owner):

    This dress was easy to make and very comfortable. I found I could get it over my head without putting the slit in the back of the bodice, so when I made it a second time, I left that out – which made it even faster to make. Planning on making a couple more. Next time I will probably make the skirt in too tiers so it looks a bit different, and may make the sleeves about 5 cm shorter.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: Printed Pattern - Single-Size

    (verified owner):

    I made this dress in a fine Japanese cotton and lined it in a similar plain lightweight cotton from my mother’s stash. It is the perfect traveling outfit, no constriction and lots of ‘aeration’ in the hot weather. I have had so many random compliments; whilst hopping out of the car at the airport, from the woman at the security gate and more. Such an easy make and a comfortable wear! Will be making more.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: Printed Pattern - Multi-Size

    (verified owner):

    I have now lost count of the number of hope dresses I have made. I have exhausted the fine needlecord in my local shop!!! But did make a lovely tarten one for Christmas. Although pattern matching was very challenging!
    however, this pattern i bought to make a dress for my daughter. her choice. made it in a jersey animal print. it is a bit large, but she loves it.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: Printed Pattern - Single-Size

    (verified owner):

    Absolutely loved this! I changed the sleeve up for a more summer friendly style but the pattern was easy and the complements I received were ego boosting!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: PDF Digital Pattern - Single-Size

    (verified owner):

    This is an excellent pattern and a unique take on the oversized maxi dress trend. I made the size to match my bust measurement with the following alterations as I’m 182cm tall :
    . Added 9cm length to the front and back bodice
    . Added more volume to the “skirt” cutting two panels fabric width (140cm)
    . Eliminated the back neck opening

    There’s a lot of scope for a spectacular fabric display – I used an Italian cotton voile for a short version (reduced skirt length to 55cm ) and some heavy weight cotton sateen for the long .

    I was complemented on my dress three times in the space of 1/2 hour along an expensive shopping strip (think $2000 dresses) – so I’m going to make a third version because knowing you’ve made your amazing look yourself is addictive 😉 .

    Ps it’s worth making a dress in a cheaper fabric to get everything “just right” and then investing in a spectacular print – I used end of roll Dolce & Gabbana to create my super chic version

  11. 4 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: PDF Digital Pattern - Multi-Size

    (verified owner):

    Lovely make, although sizing not as generous as other Style Arc patterns. I made it in a beautiful Art Gallery Challis, especially for a wedding. I had the same issue with the facings as other reviewers described ( and I don’t normally have these issues with facings). I have had lots of compliments, and this pattern was very flattering for a 60+ year old, especially in this beautiful fabric, so I would make this pattern again but would deal with the neckline differently. There clearly is a problem as the neck facing which would not lie correctly even with careful understitching. I had to resort to top stitching as well ( which I would have preferred to avoid). P.S. It would be nice to be able just to upload a photo from a device rather than having to linkireviews to social media – especially as your link above to FB does not work!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: Printed Pattern - Multi-Size

    (verified owner):

    I made the Hope dress in a medium weight linen and I’m very happy with the result. Well cut pattern and I will make more. My only concern with the Style Arc patterns is the instructions. Print could be larger please!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: Printed Pattern - Single-Size

    (verified owner):

    Love this pattern, looking forward to making many more. So versatile. I made mine in a light weight denim for the top section and a slightly heavier weight one for skirt in a contrasting print. Really happy with the fit and easy construction.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: PDF Digital Pattern - Single-Size

    (verified owner):

    Hope is a very easy and simpel pattern, and the result is fantastic. I will absolutely make this model in other fabrics.
    I will also make it in the shorter version, but my problem is, that I cannot se the fabric estimate for this model.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: PDF Digital Pattern - Multi-Size

    (verified owner):

    I love this pattern. I have, up to now, made 3 but I am going to make so many more. The pattern is quick and easy and the dress is soooo comfortable to wear. I love it and I have had so many compliments when wearing one

  16. 5 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: PDF Digital Pattern - Single-Size

    (verified owner):

    This has fast become an absolute favourite pattern of mine. I’ve made 2 already and the third is in production. So easy to wear with just the right amount of gather to feel comfortable but not swamped. I’ve omitted the back opening as mine fits over my head without it. Love the length and the sleeves.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: PDF Digital Pattern - Multi-Size

    (verified owner):

    Quick sew, made in 2 afternoons.
    Made in 7 oz washed linen for my daughter who didn’t want elastic in sleeves.
    I used a lightweight stretch interfacing and hope neckline lays flat.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: PDF Digital Pattern - Multi-Size

    (verified owner):

    Very easy to make and wear. I made the sleeve a bit longer and finished the neck with bias without the split.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: Printed Pattern - Single-Size

    (verified owner):

    I liked the look of the Hope dress as soon as it came out, but wasnt sure it would suit me. But i decided to give it a go anyway. And i absolutely love it so will be making more! i have loved all the Style Arc patterns i have used so far, but think this might be my favourite. so easy to make and even easier to wear. need more fabric to make more of them now 🙂 thank you Style Arc for making patterns for larger ladies that are stylish and different.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: Printed Pattern - Multi-Size

    (verified owner):

    Hope is a favourite of mine! Easy to sew & easy to wear. On my versions I left off the back neck split, lowered the front neckline slightly & finished the neckline with bias tape. Asking for a friend…. how many Hope’s are too many?

  21. 5 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: Printed Pattern - Multi-Size

    (verified owner):

    Great pattern, easy to sew. Made up in a lovely ramie print just waiting for spring to arrive to wear it.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: Printed Pattern - Multi-Size

    (verified owner):

    Great pattern. Easy to sew and have received many compliments when I have worn it. I made it in a lightweight linen cotton which is perfect for the austsummer

  23. 5 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: Printed Pattern - Single-Size

    (verified owner):

    I love this pattern and plan to make it again when the weather in Perth stops being so hot! I made the longer version in a fairly structured linen and it worked out well straight from the pattern. Style Arc patterns are always well drafted so you can rely on them.

  24. 3 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: Printed Pattern - Multi-Size

    (verified owner):

    Sizing is great, the bodice is lovely, but I’ve just finished making it and the neck facing doesn’t sit flat because the weight of the dress pulls the neck line out of shape or something. I made it out of very fluid medium weight linen which has a lot of give and is hard to keep in shape when cutting etc so it’s not surprising it’s sagging. I don’t like the feel of the rumpled neck facing so I am hoping if I cut it off around the front it won’t make it worse. I’d say this is only a problem with soft linen though. Observing other linen dresses I own they all have binding not facing around the neck. I wish I had made it out of something that holds structure better.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Format Reviewed: PDF Digital Pattern - Single-Size

    (verified owner):

    Thank you Style Arc. You have done it again. A great pattern perfect fit for me. The length is always right. A very easy make with a pleasing result.

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Finished Pattern Measurements (cm)

sizes4681012141618202224262830
Bust81.086.091.096.0101.0106.0111.0116.0122.0128.0134.0140.0146.0152.0
High waist seam81.086.091.096.0101.0106.0111.0116.0122.0128.0134.0140.0146.0152.0
Bodice length from back high shoulder point34.735.335.936.537.137.738.338.939.540.140.741.341.942.5
Sleeve length from neck edge51.352.253.154.054.955.856.757.658.559.460.361.262.163.0
Centre back length for short style from high shoulder point88.288.889.490.090.691.291.892.493.093.694.294.895.496.0
Centre back length for long length from high shoulder point113.2113.8114.4115.0115.6116.2116.8117.4118.0118.6119.2119.8120.4121.0
Cuff elastic finished length - Add 1cm / 3/8" seams22.222.823.424.024.625.225.826.427.027.628.228.829.430.0

Finished Pattern Measurements (inches)

sizes4681012141618202224262830
Bust31 7/833 7/835 7/837 3/439 3/441 3/443 3/445 5/84850 3/852 3/455 1/857 1/259 7/8
High waist seam31 7/833 7/835 7/837 3/439 3/441 3/443 3/445 5/84850 3/852 3/455 1/857 1/259 7/8
Bodice length from back high shoulder point13 5/813 7/814 1/814 3/814 5/814 7/815 1/815 3/815 1/215 3/41616 1/416 1/216 3/4
Sleeve length from neck edge20 1/420 1/220 7/821 1/421 5/82222 3/822 5/82323 3/823 3/424 1/824 1/224 3/4
Centre back length for short style from high shoulder point34 3/43535 1/435 3/835 5/835 7/836 1/836 3/836 5/836 7/837 1/837 3/837 1/237 3/4
Centre back length for long length from high shoulder point44 5/844 3/44545 1/445 1/245 3/44646 1/446 1/246 3/446 7/847 1/847 3/847 5/8
Cuff elastic finished length; Add 1cm / 3/8" seams8 3/499 1/49 1/29 5/89 7/810 1/810 3/810 5/810 7/811 1/811 3/811 5/811 3/4

Fabric Estimate – Cut on the open fabric

sizes4-1618-2224-30
Width 148 cm (58")2.50 m (2.75 yd)2.75 m (3.00 yd)3.00 m (3.30 yd)

Fuse Estimate – for neck facing

sizesAll Sizes
Width 90 cm (36 in)20 cm (8")

Sizing Help


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 3/4 15 5/8 53 1/2 46.5 56
28 19 1/4 16 1/8 56 48.5 58 1/4
30 19 3/4 16 5/8 58 1/4 50.5 61
32 20 1/8 17 1/4 61 3/8 54 3/4 63 3/4
34 20 5/8 18 64 5/8 57 7/8 66 7/8
36 21 1/8 18 5/8 67 3/4 61 70 1/8

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.


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