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Pattern Reviews — Aura Dress

Pattern Reviews — Aura Dress

When Papercut Patterns released their most recent range of new patterns we couldn't wait to give the Aura Dress a go! With those statement puffy sleeves, cute v-neck and tie, we knew this pattern would be a winner! Dress it up for a festive occasion or wear it on the daily, this dress is an all-rounder. We've sewn it up in our Organic Linen - Caper, available in stores and online. Read on for our full review, modelled by Nicky!

Pattern Review

Papercut Patterns Aura Dress / Skirt

A statement piece you can wear all year round, this wrap style dress features an elegant wide v-neck, captivating balloon sleeves and a curve shaped wrap piece connecting to the ties which can be wrapped round to sit at the front or back. The Skirt version would be fab paired with a sneaker, heel or boot for year-round wearing as would the dress layered with leggings and boots for the cooler seasons and fresh in a light cotton with sandals for warm weather!

We made a Papercut size 8 (which is similar to size NZ 20) for Nicky using 3.3 metres of our Organic Linen - Caper and needed 1 metre of our White Stayflex Fusible Interfacing. No modifications were made to the pattern and we think the fit looks pretty good on Nicky! She felt very comfortable with the amount of overlay in the front of the skirt, but if you are worried about showing a little too much leg you could always adjust the angle of the curve from the hem up to the tie at the front of the skirt.

We can't wait to try out the skirt version!

Fabric Recommendations

Organic Linen - Caper

We love the drape and subtle sheen the linen lends to this style! We're pretty obsessed with the idea of a two-tone colour blocked version, inspired by Sonya from our Brisbane team's wonderful dress here! There's so many fun colour combinations to dream up from our Organic Linen range or even two Gingham Linen colours, the options are endless.

Check out some of our Linen suggestions below, from the top is: Organic Linen - Vintage Blush, Bold Gingham Linen - Duck Egg, Gingham Linen - Celery, Vintage Finish Linen - Ochre & Gingham Linen - Paprika.

In need of a new dress for an event, weekend activity or just feel like making something special? The Aura Dress ticks all those boxes! Share yours with us by tagging @wearethefabricstore or using #TheFabricStore