Pattern Fantastique - Ether Dress



The Ether Dress has been designed with simple construction, maximising volume and texture, the Ether will make you feel like you are from another world!

The structure is anchored by a rope (or you can use contrast fabric) that ties off at the centre front split. The rope crosses at the centre back into a loop radiating gathers. The loop detail lowers the centre back volume for an elegant silhouette. The pattern includes two views, one with sleeves and one without. And yes it has pockets!

The Ether dress is drafted two sizes to a grade with the flexible gathering to be used to adjust the fit.
The mid-centre front and back are adjustable for width, the armholes ungathered sitting smoothly against the body. The centre back neckline sits approximately
11-14 cm below the centre front neckline. The necklines can be raised and lowered to your preference but keeping the depth ratio will maintain balance and keep the side seam and hem straight. The body and sleeve lengths are graded for each size. The centre front neckline to finished hem lengths are written on the pattern for each size.

The construction of the Ether is simplified for textured and speciality fabrics. If you are concerned about rope casings or binding pieces being difficult to handle, use a plainer contrast fabric for these parts. 

Difficulty: Intermediate

Sizes: Size 6-30 included (see last image for body measurements)

Recommended Fabrics: Works well in light to mid weight fabrics that gather well including silk, cotton and linen. Fabric weights that are generally below
200 GSM and compress well are advised.

Fabric requirements -
Fabric width 135 cm : No sleeve - 270 cm ; With Sleeves - 340 cm

Notions - 
Rope Trim; Cotton rope 300 cm x 1.25 cm 
Rope ends(optional) Electrical shrink-wrap tubing 

Photo credits: Pattern Fantastique

Only 10 pieces in stock!



Orders over $180 will ship free to New Zealand and Australia

We aim to ship your order within one working day of payment being received.  NZ deliveries are normally delivered within a day or two of leaving the store; Australian deliveries are sent via NZ Post + Australia Post tracked service for a 6-12 day delivery delivery service; other international deliveries are sent via tracked courier services for timely delivery.

At times there may be circumstances beyond our control which will delay shipping.  

For full details, please refer to our shipping page. 



Fabric > This is cut to become a bespoke product, we are unable to offer a refund if you change your mind.  We encourage you to order a sample first if colour, texture and weight is important for your project.   

Yarn + Other Goods > If you are not delighted with your purchase, we will happily refund, exchange or offer a store credit on full priced yarn and other goods within 30 days of purchase and in their original As New condition. 

Sale Items > No returns or exchanges on any sale items.  Note, some items may be on sale because of a known fault - this will be noted on the product listing.  

Damaged Items + Faults > We will gladly take returns on any item that is faulty or damaged, please refer to our returns page for full information. 

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