Named Patterns - Ilma Smock Dress & Top
The Ilma pattern includes two variations: an airy off-the-shoulder mini dress, and a cute A-line top. Both variations feature a wavy, tiered hemline and an elasticated neckline. The dress variation has wrist-length puff sleeves with gathered sleeve openings. The top comes with ruffle shoulder straps. You can also make a sleeveless dress with shoulder straps, or sew the top with puff sleeves and off-the-shoulder neckline. Both variations are maternity friendly.
Choose a non-stretch, light to medium weight fabric. Depending on the desired result, you can opt for an airy low-drape fabric, such as a light linen or an organic cotton, or a more drapey one, like tencel or rayon.
- Dress: 7 mm (1/4”) elastic, 2 x your shoulder circumference + 45 cm (18”)
- Top: 1 cm (3/8”) bra strap, 76 cm (30”)
- Top: 7 mm (1/4”) elastic, see the fabric requirement table
- Top: 3 cm (1 1/8”) knit bias binding, 75 cm (30”)
The size range is: XS-XXL
Level of Difficulty
Named Patterns rates this pattern as 'Intermediate'.