December 1, 2022

Cashmerette Club: Meet the Avola Slip Dress & Top, the Club pattern for December!

Say hello to the Avola Slip Dress & Top, an essential garment with so many uses! Join Cashmerette Club this month for as little as $9 to get this pattern.

If you’re curvy, it’s nearly impossible to find a ready-to-wear cami or strappy dress that actually fits. With all of the gaping in the neckline and around the armholes, you’re either forced to cover up with a topper or show your entire bra to the whole world. But all that changes today thanks to the Avola!

Slip on the Avola Slip Dress & Top anytime–day or night! With bust darts and a center back seam for shaping through the bust and waist plus two strap options, the Avola is sure to fill all manner of gaps in your wardrobe (without any gaping). Make a slinky slip, a strappy dress, a traditional camisole, a casual tank, or a sophisticated nightgown–all with this single pattern.

The Avola Slip Dress & Top comes in sizes 0-32 and cup sizes C-H and is available exclusively to Cashmerette Club members. Not a member yet? Join today for as little as $9 USD—cancel anytime.

(Club members: remember to first log in to your Cashmerette account to access to the link above.)

Jenny is wearing an Avola Dress and Avola Top in a size 18 G/H. Her measurements are 44″ high bust, 49″ full bust, 42″ waist, and 46″ hip, and she is 5′ 6″.

Jan Marie is wearing an Avola Dress in size 6 E/F. Her measurements are 33″ high bust, 37″ full bust, 28″ waist, and 40″ hip, and she is 5′ 4″.

Meet the Avola Slip Dress & Top

The beginner-friendly Avola makes for a gorgeously slinky dress or top that you can wear on its own or as a layering piece. This pattern features:

  • Bust-friendly design with bust darts and cup sizes C-H
  • Center back seam for waist shaping
  • Delicate V-shaped neckline
  • Two hem lengths: a knee-length dress or a top that hits at high hip
  • Full lining for the top and half lining for the dress
  • Two strap options: wide fixed straps that cover your bra or narrow adjustable straps with rings and sliders

The Avola is designed for lightweight woven fabrics such as rayon challis, satin, silk, nylon tricot. It’s designed for straight grain but can be cut on the bias if you prefer.

Jenny is wearing an Avola Dress in a designer 4 ply satin-back viscose and an Avola Top in silk. Jan Marie is wearing an Avola Dress in silk crepe de chine generously gifted by our friends at Core Fabrics.

One pattern, so many uses!

Outerwear, underwear, nightwear—there are so many ways to make and wear your Avola. From classic camis to slips under sheer dresses to sleep dresses, here are some of our favorite styling ideas:

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Fabric Requirements and Finished Garment Measurements for the Avola

Here are the fabric requirements for the Avola Slip Dress & Top:

And here are the finished garment measurements:

Sew a last-minute holiday dress with 30% off the Appleton

Need a party dress, like yesterday? When it comes to style, comfort, and speed, there’s no better holiday dress than the Appleton Dress. (See Jenny’s burgundy Appleton as proof.)

The Appleton Dress comes in sizes 0-32, and Cashmerette Club members get an exclusive 30% off the Appleton this month!

Club members, you can head over to the Club dashboard to get your exclusive discount code.

15% off at The Confident Stitch.

Our friends at The Confident Stitch want to help you create your dream Avola with 15% off select silk, rayon, tencel, and lyocell throughout the month of December!

Based in Missoula, Montana (with a vast online store), The Confident Stitch’s mission is to uplift and empower people through sewing. The Confident Stitch is a gathering spot for anyone who delights in the fine details, and major triumphs, of modern handcrafts.

Members—you can head to the Club dashboard to get this Club-exclusive discount code. Not a member? Sign up today!

Also New in the Club this Month: Masterclass & Live Event

Club members in the Plus and All Access tiers get a new fitting masterclass every month! This month, Jenny is diving into asymmetry. Sewing patterns assume that your body is symmetrical, but what if it isn’t? How do you adjust patterns to accommodate the differences between your two sides? Jenny shares her best tips for addressing asymmetry in a variety of garments.

Plus and All Access members also get access to a live event every month. This month, we’re chatting all about holiday sewing! Jenny will be sharing her favorite patterns and fabrics for those special occasion garments, so grab a cup of eggnog, don your best holiday sweater, and get ready for a festive chat.

Head to the Club dashboard to learn more and register to attend. Can’t make it live? This event will be recorded and shared with members afterward.

We can’t wait to see what you make with this pattern! Join Cashmerette Club today to download the Avola Slip Dress & Top and get started sewing instantly.

(Joining after December 2022? You’ll need to sign up at the All Access level to get the Avola pattern.)

Let me know what you think!