New Pattern: Oia Dress
If I must say so myself, my love for the new Oia Dress is EPIC. OK, let me dial back the drama queen in me, but I do love love love my Oia Dress! And once you make it and wear it, you will understand what I mean.
For one week, the Oia Dress sewing pattern is 20% off. The volume discount still applies—get 15% off your entire cart if your purchase is $20 or more, or 20% off your entire cart if your purchase is $30 or more!
I bet you haven’t seen a dress pattern like this before, and the uniqueness is partly why I love it so much. But also, the princess seams, the cup options, the laced drawstring, the grommets, the shoulder straps, the A-line skirt, the pockets, the shape and… everything are beautiful and flattering.
Oia Dress Features:
- Options for A, B, C, D and DD cups
- Front princess seams for beautiful bust shaping
- Unique lace-up front V neckline with grommets
- Sleeveless with wide shoulder straps
- Fully lined for a great finish inside
- Minimalist style center back invisible zipper
- Easy-to-wear A-line skirt
- Side in-seam pockets
My testers really love the dress. You can see why here; they all look amazing in their Oia Dresses.
Don’t be scared by the grommets. Actually, I think they are the easy part of the dress. I bought my grommets at Home Depot (hardware store in the US). They come with an installation tool; all I have to add was a hammer. The box came with six sets of 3/8″ (1 cm) grommets, so I had to buy two boxes. But I already used the other size for something else. But you could also get grommets on Amazon. They are tons available.
So why do I say the dress is advanced? There are many pieces, and precision stitching is necessary to produce beautiful corners at the strap/princess seam/triangle inset junctions. I think time, patience and focus can compensate a little lack of experience in sewing.
My sincere thanks to these talented testers for their fantastic work!
- Boon Kuan
Be sure to get your copy of the Oia Dress pattern before the sale ends on Monday, August 19, 2019!
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This style looks great on all these beautiful women. A beautiful and versatile design.
Can this be made without the grommets and lacing? I love the lines of the dress, but as a short, large-busted woman, I feel it would look more flattering on me without this detail.
Yes, the grommets and the lacing are not structural and can be omitted. (though I think they make the dress pop!)
Thank you! I agree that it’s a great design element and looks great on your testers. It’s just emphasizes the wrong place on me. But I am glad I can modify it to my taste and body shape.
Is this a pattern for knits or wovens? thank you