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By PATTERN FANTASTIQUE, Mersis Top & Dress is a paper sewing pattern.

Garment Details: Mersis dress is a shift dress for superstars. The Mersis draws on 80’s glam with generous shapes and peek-a-boo features that suggest more than they reveal. Dynasty balloon sleeves, a deep ‘V’ neck at back and midway ‘V’ for the front neckline. The Centre Front seam features a wide seam allowance topstitched down to enhance the long line from shoulder to hem. The centre front hem features a mitre corner finish and split for the longer lengths.

Fit: The Mersis Dress has a shift fit. Loose through the body and slight taper in the dress length hemlines. The ‘V’ necklines are purposefully cut to be above most bra straps and to minimise shoulder drop.  Pocket opening and are on high hip to streamline hips and reduce lapline bagging. There's a lot of ease throughout the body, listed below is the total ease for each key measurement.

Bust- 15 cm/5 7/8"
Waist - 35 cm/13 3/4"
Hip - 6 cm/2 3/8"

Sizing: This is a multi-sized pattern in Australian sizes 6-26. Sizing chart can be found here.

Fabric Suggestions: The Mersis Top& Dress is best suited for mid to lightweight fabrics, that gathers well. From soft cotton, poplins, drapey mid to lightweight linens, silks twills, rayon, Tencel and other cellulose-based fibres. Super crispy fabrics may require more patience when easing in gussets.

Recommended fabrics from our collection: 

Lightweight Tencel/Lyocell woven range,

Lenzing™ Ecovero™ Viscose,


Mid-weight linen blends

Slub Linen & Tencel Blend,

Drapey lightweight cottons including double gauzes and

Hemp/cotton blends.

Fabric requirements: Fabric width 140cm/55 ": Top - Sizes 6-14: 170 cm/67" , Top - Sizes 16-26: 215 cm/85" , Dress - Size 6-14: 270 cm/107"  and Dress - Sizes 16-26: 315 cm/107"

Trims required: Matching thread

Skill Level: Suitable for an intermediate skill level.

Seam allowances are included in the pattern. 

The paper pattern comes packaged in an envelope and includes highly detailed fully illustrated instructions.

For inspiration head over to #MersisDress

Photo credits: Pattern Fantastique.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 1 review
    Lovely dress but poor instructions

    I was only able to complete this dress because I’m an advanced dress maker. The instructions around the pocket and sleeves are poor and need to be reviewed.