Threads Logo Threads Logo Facebook Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Headphones Icon Favorite Navigation Search Icon Forum Search Icon Main Search Icon Close Icon Video Play Icon Indicator Arrow Icon Close Icon Hamburger/Search Icon Plus Icon Arrow Down Icon Video Guide Icon Article Guide Icon Modal Close Icon Guide Search Icon

Pattern Review: Style Arc – Angie Dress

Threads magazine - 174 - Aug./Sept. 2014
Article Image

Sewing tip: Depending on the fabric, a rolled-hem edge on the flower may not be possible. Instead, pink the edges.

This review was originally featured in Threads #174 (August/September 2014).

Style Arc: Angie Dress

This feminine summer dress has an empire waist, a ruched midriff panel, and a flowing knee-length skirt. The fitted bodice, with deep front and back V-necks, is cut on grain while the skirt is bias-cut. A center-front, triangular-shaped flounce and a self-fabric flower attach to the neckline’s base. The dress is fully lined (although 1⁄4 yard of lining more than the suggested amount may be needed) and has a center-back invisible zipper. Construction steps are clear and include diagrams illustrating the main sewing steps. Each Style Arc pattern is printed on sturdy paper and includes a swatch of the recommended fabric-in this case, silk georgette. Silk charmeuse and rayon can be used as well. The sample dress is made in silk georgette with a silk charmeuse lining, both from Mood Designer Fabrics.

(Sized 4-30 for busts 30.3-58.25 in. and hips 32.6-61 in.)

Sewing tip: Depending on the fabric, a rolled-hem edge on the flower may not be possible. Instead, pink the edges.

-Tested by Margrete Olsen, West Hartford, Connecticut

Have you made this pattern? If so, be sure to share pictures in our Readers Closet gallery.

Sign up for the Threads eletter

Get the latest including tips, techniques and special offers straight to your inbox.

Sign Up

Threads Insider

Get instant access to hundreds of videos, tutorials, projects, and more.

Start Your Free Trial

Already an Insider? Log in

Subscribe to Threads today

Save up to 42% and get a free gift


Log in or create an account to post a comment.

More From Threads

Discussion Forum

Recent Posts and Replies

  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |

Threads Insider Exclusives

View All
View All


Shop the Store

View All
View More