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Drapers Patterns have been designed to run on the larger side. We recommend sizing down if you are between sizes. Please refer to our size chart here.
Solara is a stunning crossbody wrap dress with a 'V' neckline and pleated or plain full sleeves. Cuff and waist tie detailing make solara a classic and timeless wardrobe addition. Options include a full length or midi dress, or a blouse. With small adaptions and increasing a size, Solara could make a very cool jacket or coat.
Please note all design options are interchangeable on Drapers Patterns.
Skill level; Intermediate
Full Length Dress;
120cm wide – 4.2M to 4.4M
150cm wide - 3.4M to 3.6M
Midi Length Dress;
120cm wide – 3.8M to 3.9M
150cm wide - 3.0M to 3.1M
120cm wide – 2.7M to 2.8M
150cm wide - 2.4M to 2.5M
You will need:
Fabric of choice.
1M of lightweight (non stretch) interfacing.
11 x 16L Buttons
Solara makes up best in a medium to full bodied fabric. Something with a bit of structure such as linen, cotton poplin, lightweight wool suiting or even a silk organza work well to accentuate it's shape.
If wanting to create a jacket or coat using the Solara pattern, we recommend moving up 1-2 sizes to allow for ease of movement when wearing other garments underneath.