Sew Liberated Patterns - The Clara Dress


THE CLARA DRESSA stunning shirtwaist dress that will go with anyone’s wardrobe, the Clara will surprise you with its keyhole sleeve details, in-seam pockets, and fabulously twirly skirt. The Clara features an elastic waist that makes it both comfortable and forgiving in fit. Instructions walk you through construction details like the shawl collar, placket and pocket construction, and making bias tape to finish the feminine sleeves. 

SEWING LEVEL: Intermediate

SIZING: 2-20

RECOMMENDED FABRIC:  We recommend lightweight wovens, such as our Essex or Chambrays.  For more adventurous sewists, try a woven rayon!


Sizes 2-10: 4-1/4 yards of 44-45”, midweight fabric

Sizes 12-20: 4-3/4 yards of same

7-8 1/2” buttons

1/4”-wide elastic, preferably clear