I AM Patterns - Irma
I AM Patterns’ Irma is a versatile dress or shirt pattern. It has a high-low hem, although this is more pronounced in the dress. It has a concealed button placket, and a back yoke with a large box pleat. It has a shirt collar and you can choose between classic shirt sleeves or bishop sleeves with a cuff.
- Version A: Dress with classic sleeves
- Version B: Shirt with classic sleeves
- Version C: Dress with bishop sleeves
- Version D: Shirt with bishop sleeves
In an effort to reduce paper usage some pattern pieces overlap with each other, so you will need to trace the pattern on paper or use Cloth Edit’s Vilene Light. It is fantastic for tracing patterns, and you can even sew it, which makes it great for fitting. (Note - the overlapping is neither extensive nor hard to discern).
The packaging for I AM Patterns is beautiful but tricky to get into without ripping the lovely gold card that backs the pattern. Our suggestion is to jiggle the pattern down as far as it goes, and neatly cut off the top of the pattern. You will need to snip off approximately 1.75cm, but take care to steer clear of the pattern itself.
For your Irma select poplin, viscose, lightweight denim, crepe (viscose, polyester, wool), washed linen, chambray, wax, flannel, lightweight cotton twill, lightweight woollen fabric, or lightweight jacquard.
- Iron-on interfacing : 16” by 28” (40 cm x 70 cm)
- Buttons of 5/8’’ (1.5 cm) diameter:
- Version A: 12 buttons
- Version B: 9 buttons
- Version C: 10 buttons
- Version D: 7 buttons
The Irma covers the size range of 36-46. The image includes measurements for other sizes, but sizes 48-52 relate to the PDF version, only available directly from the pattern company.
Level of Difficulty
I AM Patterns indicates that Irma is an 'intermediate' pattern. The instructions are clear, with step by step illustrations.
I AM Patterns is a very popular French independent sewing pattern company, owned by two sisters: Marie-Emilienne (founder and designer) and Blandine (marketing manager). I AM Patterns’ designs are modern and push the boundaries, but they also include timeless pieces. I hope you enjoy exploring their range.