This sewing pattern for an ankle-length gown is composed of easy-to-construct panels that are perfect for pieced or handwoven fabric variations, needlework, and other embellishment. Create an heirloom thobe with one of the traditional embroidery designs included in the pattern.
This dress pattern is made exactly from the garment worn for centuries by women in Gaza. The loose-fitting ankle-length dress has long sleeves, slightly narrowed at the wrists, three side panels on each side, shoulder and front yokes, and front split opening. Two optional embroidery designs are included for the front yoke, as well as suggests for other authentic decoration.
Includes multi-sized pattern tissue, sewing Instructions and two embroidery designs and techniques
Suggested fabrics: Crisp or soft fabrics such as denim, broadcloth, muslin, linen, lightweight wool. Traditional colors are black, indigo, white, or natural.
This is the PDF version of this pattern. For the paper pattern, go here. After checkout, you will receive a link to a zip file with the pattern. It is best to download the file on a computer (rather than a device). This PDF pattern has files for sewing instructions, print at home version (two sections with a total of 58 pages), copy shop versions (for 36" and A0 paper), and embroidery instructions. The paper version can be found here.
Liz from British Columbia, Canada, who has made this pattern in everything from silk to fleece, shares this modified construction sequence that she devised to make it easier to sew the dress on a serger and so the dress can be painted or appliquéd as a whole: