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Komodo Triangle Dress

Regular price £10.00

The Komodo Triangle Dress is short and swingy, and so easy to make it can become addictive!  The real joy of this pattern is that it only has one piece, and a mere three seams: it'll take you longer to choose the fabric than it will to sew it up!

The dress is cut on the bias and fitted through the chest and shoulders, sloping gently out to a flattering fullness at the hem.

Cut shorter for a swingy top or tunic. Or why not try one of our free pattern hacks:

Komodo Triangle Party Dress pattern hack with sleeves and ribbon waist tie

Komodo Triangle Waistcoat hack

Very easy, very quick for all!

The simple shape is just crying out for some statement fabric - a bold print, a laser cut-out or a striking colour. Any weight of fabric will work to different effect: stiffer fabrics will emphasise the cone-like shape, whilst lighter weights will give you more swish.

You will need 140cm/11/2 yards square of fabric.  As this pattern is cut on the bias, take a look at the lay plan before you buy.

We used a laser-cut cotton from Joel & Son Fabrics - read more about it here


x1 button and loop fastening

How to download your Alice & Co Pattern

Alice & Co patterns are provided in three different page formats and are designed to be printed in colour.

Once you have purchased your pattern you will be given a download link. This will also be emailed to you so don't worry if you don't want to download it straight away! 

The download will consist of a zip file containing 4 separate PDF files:

1x Pattern Instructions
3x Patterns in A0, A4 and US Letter sizes  


*Please make sure you read the following instructions carefully before printing!*


For A4/US Letter: it is vital to make sure your pattern prints at full scale or the sizing will not be correct. Your print settings should be set to 'full scale', '100%', 'actual size' or equivalent according to your printer software.

There are two test squares on the first page of every pattern: a 5cm and a 2" square.

Print only this page first and check your square measures up, before printing the rest of the pattern.

For A0 copy shop: follow the instructions given by your chosen copy shop. Services are also available online - we recommend Patternsy - who print on lightweight tissue paper with very speedy delivery to anywhere in the world! Once you have purchased your pattern from us, simply click on the link above to go to their website and follow the steps to upload your pattern.