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Dress Patterns Edit: A-line Dresses

We are starting to dream of warmer weather, early spring flowers and of course... wearing dresses! Today we want show you some lovely A-line dress patterns that might fill a gap in your (spring) wardrobe.

When referring to A-line dresses, the term A-line generally means fitted from the shoulders to the hips and then widening to the hem. We also use the term A-line when we're talking about trapeze dresses. This shape is often fitted at the shoulders, then widening from the shoulders to the hem, ignoring the waist and hips.

Scroll down for a few of our favourite A-line dress patterns and start planning your spring wardrobe!

Pattern: McCall's 6958.

This lovely design has multiple front and back tucks, making it fitted around the bust and waist area before it flares out in an A-line shaped skirt. The pattern includes two different lengths and multiple sleeve variations.

Pattern: Vogue 9237.

This is a typical "Trapeze" dress as it flares out from the shoulders. It's a pullover dress with button and loop closing at the back, and it features sleeve and hem variations. The ruffle at the back makes this dress bang on trend for this year!

Pattern: Vogue 1651.

This A-line shaped dress has a rolled collar, a centre front pleat and side seam pockets. The optional cuff takes this design to the next level, so simple, but oh so stylish!

Pattern: McCall's 7862.

Perfect for beginners, this loose-fitting unlined A-line dress is easy to fit and it features raglan sleeves, which is great if you're new to adding sleeves. The back has an hook and eye closure and it includes side seam pockets, three sleeve and hem variations.

Pattern: Vogue 8996.

A timeless dress with beautiful style lines, who doesn't need a piece like this in their wardrobe?! This pattern is lined, close-fitted through the bust with princess seams, and has side front pockets. It's a winner!

Pattern: New Look 6210.

Creating an A-line dress is not just for woven fabrics, some are designed for knits too. This New Look pattern includes a more flared option with version C and D and it will make for a very comfortable dress that will be perfect for swooshing around in!

Pattern: New Look 6263.

It's all in the neckline! This sleeveless A-line dress features a notched neck line with an optional big or small bow. It features bust darts and it closes with a zipper at the back.

Pattern: Burda 6758.

Make this beautiful fit and flare dress with or without a border at the hem. Or how about colour blocking? Or, use a nice print for that special occasion! The princess seams will make it easy to fit and you'll be party ready in no time.

Pattern: Vogue 9184.

Not so much flare, but still an A-line dress, this beautiful dress pattern from Vogue is sleeveless and features side slits, French darts, an optional mock neck collar, and a narrow hem.

Pattern: New Look 6125.

Sometimes all you need is a simple shift dress to dress up! With different necklines, pockets and trim variations this pattern is perfect for customising.

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