The Azaire
£14

A sewing pattern for intermediate sewists, The Azaire is a chic and flattering top and dress in sizes 8–18. It features a fitted bust, curved yoke, boat neckline, peplum, back darts and an invisible zip. There are two sleeve variations; ¾ length sleeves with a petal cuff or short petal sleeves.

  • Sizing

    Body measurements:

    SIZE 8 10 12 14 16 18
    Bust (cm) 85.5cm 88cm 93cm 98.5cm 104cm 110cm
    Bust (in) 33.6” 34.6” 36.6” 38.75” 41” 43.3”
    Waist (cm) 65.5cm 68cm 73cm 78.5cm 84cm 90cm
    Waist (in) 25.75” 26.75” 28.75” 31” 33” 35.4”
    Hips (cm) 91.5cm 94cm 99cm 105cm 110cm 115cm
    Hips (in) 36” 37” 39” 41.3” 43.3” 45.3”

    Garment Measurements:

    SIZE 8 10 12 14 16 18
    Bust (cm) 89cm 91.5cm 96.5cm 102cm 107.5cm 113.5cm
    Bust (in) 35” 36” 38” 40.2” 42.3” 44.7”
    Waist (cm) 79cm 81.5cm 86.5cm 92cm 97.5cm 103.5cm
    Waist (in) 31.3” 32” 34” 36.2” 38.4” 40.7”
    Hips (cm) 105cm 107.5cm 112.5cm 118.5cm 123.5cm 128.5cm
    Hips (in) 41.3” 42.3” 44.3” 46.7” 48.6” 50.6”


    Garment Length:

    SIZE 8 10 12 14 16 18
    Dress front (cm) 81.7cm 82.2cm 82.8cm 83.4cm 84cm 84.6cm
    Dress front (in) 32.2” 32.4” 32.6” 32.8” 33” 33.3”
    Dress back (cm) 101cm 101.6cm 102.2cm 102.8cm 103.4cm 104cm
    Dress back (in) 39.8in 40in 40.2in 40.5in 40.7in 40.9in
    Top front (cm) 49.8cm 50.3cm 50.9cm 51.5cm 52.1cm 52.7cm
    Top front (in) 19.6” 19.8” 20” 20.3” 20.5” 20.7”
    Top back (cm) 69.1cm 69.7cm 70.3cm 70.9cm 71.5cm 72.1cm
    Top back (in) 27.2” 27.4” 27.7” 27.9” 28.1” 28.4”
  • Fabric

    Lightweight fabrics with drape for the main fabric - cotton lawn or voile, viscose, crepe de chine, polyester, rayon, silk.

    Lining fabric, including silk, polyester, viscose. The lining will be visible on the peplum and sleeves so you could use a contrasting tone for a pop of colour. 115cm wide fabric:

    Top & 3/4 length (V.1) Dress & petal (V.2)
    Main fabric 2.25 metres (2.5 yards) 2.5 metres (3 yards)
    Lining fabric 1.5 metres (1.75 yards) 1.25 metres (1.5 yards)
    150cm wide fabric:
    Top & 3/4 length (V.1) Dress & petal (V.2)
    Main fabric 2 metres (2.25 yards) 2.25 metres (2.5 yards)
    Lining fabric 1 metres (1.25 yards) 1.25 metres (1.5 yards)
  • Supplies
    Notions
    • Thread (corresponding colour to your fabric/s)
    • 16” invisible dress zip
    Tools
    • Sewing shears
    • Paper scissors
    • Pins
    • Tailor’s chalk or marking pen
    • Tape measure
    • Hand sewing needles
    • Invisible zip foot
    • Standard zip foot