107 Afghan Nomad Dress


Misses 6-16.

This traditional dress worn by nomadic women in Afghanistan is ideal for mixing fabrics and embellishments. The raised bodice is fitted and has a neck opening that can be placed at front or back. Pattern includes instructions for traditional embroidery stitches, fringed decoration, and beadwork.

Suggested fabrics: Soft, medium-weight fabrics such as cotton, rayon challis, or silk; the upper sleeve and/or skirt may be of soft rayon or silk velvet. This dress is often made in many prints, which is a wonderful opportunity to use up bits and pieces of brilliant fabrics.

Yardage charts (.pdf)

Folkwear sizing chart (.pdf)

Sewing Tips

Many of you have voted for an up-sizing of this popular pattern, but because it is composed mostly of rectangles it is easy to up-size it on your own. Open up the attached file for hints and help (pdf).