Nora Dress

digital pdf sewing pattern


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The Nora dress is full of vintage charm. Nora features a soft square neckline and empire waist.  Two sleeves are included: Short Cap and 3/4 Balloon Sleeves. The sleeves are set in and the balloon sleeves have delicate bows. Nora has a bow pleated top skirt that can be fully closed or have peek-a-boo open sides.  A full simple skirt or tiered skirt can be sewn onto the bottom layer.

Nora features a vintage length hem that falls 2-3" above the knee, however it can easily be lengthened to suit every occasion.  The back features buttons for easy on/off.  

The Instant Download PDF Includes:

  • Sizes: 2-10 years
  • Size Chart, Fabric Requirements, Fabric Recommendations, Notions, and Sewing Tips
  • Full tutorial and step-by-step instructions, including over 40 color photos to clarify each step for beginners
  • Includes (2) Downloadable Files:
      • US Letter (A4 compatible): Print from home with regular computer paper, tape together, and then cut pattern pieces
      • A0 Copy Shop (Projector compatible): Send off to print large scale or use with your at home projector

Click here to download the free Nora Coloring Page.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 50 reviews
Love VFT

Beautiful dress pattern! Love the unique skirt style and sleeve detailing. It's details work well for a dirndl style dress costume. Just added grommets to the bodice top layer with some interfacing and omitted the white double back skirt layer.

Robin H.
another beautiful pattern

I made this for an Easter dress for my grand daughter and it was another beautiful fit on her. I did raise the back neckline a couple inches so it didn't scoop down as much. The puffed sleeves are adorable and the little added bows are perfect! Another wonderful pattern! Can't wait to try more! Thanks Violette Fields Threads!

Beautiful pattern

I love VFT. I have so many of their patterns and each one is beautiful and guides you step by step to compose such beautiful, vintage styles that cannot be found in any store. The Nora style is so pretty and vintage with the sleeves. I've sewn it twice now, the second as a Halloween costume and it worked so well as Little Red. Their patterns are WONDERFUL.

Linda H.
Nora Dress

I have not yet used this pattern, but have no doubt that it will be just as exceptional as the ones I have used.

James K.

love all your patterns