The Artista Dress is a loose fitting A-line shift dress. It has large pockets integrated into the seams of the front panels, gently dropped shoulders with inset sleeves and a back pleat for plenty of comfort across the shoulders. The softly rolled collar is reminiscent of an artist’s smock and it pulls on over the head with no need for a zip.
There are two options for the cutting layout – one with the fabric all running in the same direction, and the other, as shown on the front cover, with the yoke and lower panel cut at 90 degrees for an interesting change of direction – perfect for a stripe or directional patterned fabric.
SUGGESTED FABRICS: denim, cotton, corduroy, linen, stable jerseys including double knit and scuba, and most other medium weight fabrics.
FABRIC QUANTITY WITH FABRIC CUT ACROSS THE GRAIN IN SOME PANELS, AS SHOWN ON FRONT COVER:
Fabric 150cm / 60” WIDE • 2.75m / 3yds
Fabric 112cm / 45” WIDE • 2.75m / 3yds
TOTAL FABRIC QUANTITY WITH FABRIC CUT ALONG THE GRAIN (ALL IN SAME DIRECTION)
150cm / 60” WIDE • 2.5m / 2.75yds
Fabric 112cm / 45” WIDE • 3.75m / 4yds