Dress a-line

Dress trapeze - a much-loved image of the incomparable Audrey Hepburn - has been losing popularity for several decades. The secret of such longevity of style is that it goes for almost everyone. And, if you want to emphasize your figure or, on the contrary, hide flaws, you need an A-silhouette dress. The pattern must be selected and executed accurately - this is the secret of success.

Why trapezoid?

Dress A-line

The style of the dress is so called because it is narrowed at the top and widened to the bottom. This cut especially goes:

  • very thin women (the flared hem conceals skinny legs and thin hips);
  • full ladies (hides imperfections and "surplus" figures);
  • pregnant (allows you to cover the growing tummy from prying eyes, while not holding down the movement).

And women with an ideal figure appreciate such a fasonza that she emphasizes all the strengths of their body: chest, thighs, legs.

An important advantage of the dress-trapeze is the fact that it is universally suitable for any occasion, you can dress up in it and in the office, and at a social event. In addition, the style goes well with a variety of accessories and shoes (both on the heel and on the low run).

Choosing a fabric

In the wardrobe of any fashionista you can easily find several dresses of the same style, but sewn from fabrics of different texture. And it is very likely that these will be dresses- A silhouette. After all, you can sew them from:

  • flax;
  • cotton;
  • staples;
  • tight knitwear;
  • wool mixture

It all depends on the time of year and the image of a woman. The main condition is that the fabric should keep its shape and not be too stretched, otherwise the dress will begin to sag and will look inelegant.

Pattern for beginners

If you are a beginner, it is better to start with sewing a sleeveless trapeze dress. It will also become the base model for other clothes of this style. Just a few hours - and you can show off a great outfit!

Dress A-Line: the easiest pattern for beginners


  • graph paper;
  • simple pencil;
  • scissors;
  • tape measure;
  • tailor's chalk (or a piece of soap);
  • fabric cut (length equal to the desired length of the product).


  1. Measure the circumference of the chest and divide it by 4.
  2. On paper on the upper edge we make a mark of this value.
  3. Measure the length from the shoulder to the armpit.
  4. On paper we make a mark and draw a perpendicular from the first mark.
  5. Measure waist circumference, divide by 4, put a dot on the paper to the left.
  6. Make a measurement from the waist to the chest and mark the point on the perpendicular line.
  7. Connect the point with the point of the waist. It turns out trapeze.
  8. Draw a neckline of the desired depth.
  9. Now mark the length of the dress.
  10. From the waistline to the bottom we draw a line, extending it to the desired length (optimally add 6-7 cm to the half-length of the chest).
  11. We draw exactly the same drawing for the front of the product.
  12. In the second figure we do a tuck. To do this, from the beginning of the neck to the bottom of the armhole draw a line, adding 5 cm, put a dot.
  13. From the point to the side cut draw an isosceles triangle with a base of 2 cm.
  14. We cut out the drawings and transfer with chalk all the lines on the fabric folded twice on the wrong side up.
  15. It remains to sweep the parts and sew them on a typewriter, processing the neckline and cuts seams.

A-line dress with sleeves

If you sew a trapeze dress with sleeves, then it is better to make a single-seam sleeve. Consider a drawing of the sleeve for the base model of such an item of clothing.

Basic pattern of one-seam sleeve


  1. Measure the length of the sleeve. To do this, bend the arm in the elbow and measure the length from the shoulder to the elbow and from the elbow to the hand, add the values ​​- this will be the length of the part.
  2. On paper, we postpone the resulting value.
  3. We measure the circumference of the hand, adding 10 cm (if you plan to make the sleeve not too wide).
  4. Putting the piece on paper. We draw 2 perpendicular lines along these points.
  5. We postpone 15 cm from the top line. This is the line of descent. We draw a horizontal line.
  6. Width of the sleeves divided in half and draw a vertical line.
  7. From the highest point to the extreme points of descent we draw a triangle - it turns out to be isosceles, divided into 2 rectangular.
  8. We divide each half in half again and draw a vertical line through the entire length of the drawing.
  9. From the right edge to the first vertical line we draw an arc to the bottom, which deviates from the side of the triangle by 2 cm.
  10. On the left, we draw the same arc, but with a deviation of 0.5 cm.
  11. To the right of the middle of the right side of the triangle to the top point we make an arc upward with a deviation of 1.5 cm.
  12. On the left, the arc deviates by 2 cm.
  13. Direct the armhole line. Cut the part. The right side refers to the front, the left - to the back.

On the basis of this drawing, you can make a pattern of a trapezoid dress with a sleeve 3 4. To do this, you should postpone the first vertical segment of the desired length, and perform all subsequent actions in the same order. By the way, experienced dressmakers recommend making a drawing of a long sleeve, and then just bend the lower part to the required level. And one more thing: in order to stitch the sleeve neatly into the armhole, it is recommended to fit it a little along the shoulder seam.

Fashion outfit on the yoke

If you want to make the dress more original, use the dress pattern on the yoke. True, this model requires certain skills in sewing.

A-line dress on yoke


  • graph paper;
  • simple pencil;
  • scissors;
  • curve;
  • tape measure;
  • tailor's chalk (or a piece of soap);
  • fabric cut (length is 2 lengths of the finished product).


  1. We measure the length from the shoulder to the chest and from the shoulder to the middle of the shoulder blade. Measure the chest circumference and measure in half.
  2. On the received values ​​we draw a rectangle.
  3. Draw a shoulder line.
  4. On the right we round the neckline to the desired depth. For this you can use the template.
  5. Measure the length of the armhole and put a mark on the left.
  6. Now, above and below the shoulder, we postpone the length of the armhole.
  7. We round this line, making it 3 cm deeper from the front than from the back.
  8. Cut out the rest of the details. The chest half-grip is the length of the upper line of the trapezium.
  9. Draw a line of length of the dress. Now we lay 6-7 cm to the right for the expansion of the skirt. Finish the trapezoid.
  10. If that requires a style, cut out the sleeves.
  11. Cut out the details and transfer them to the fabric.
  12. We stitch and after sewing we sew on a sewing machine.

Owners of almost any shape fit dress of this style. The dress pattern does not take much time, and the basic version can serve as an impetus for adding a yoke or varying the length of the sleeve. With a little effort, and in your wardrobe there will always appear a winning universal dress, which will favorably emphasize the dignity of the figure and hide the flaws.

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