Today we’re thrilled to bring you our next pattern for 2020! Meet Lois!
Lois is a chic, elegant dress, perfect for the office. Whilst the design is inspired by Lisa’s recent love of 70’s style, Lois feels modern and contemporary – and quite Duchess of Cambridge if you ask us!
The bodice features novel shaping, with a clever combination of darts and pleats, perfectly positioned to reduce unnecessary bulk around the bust and waist.
The faux-wrap, V-shaped neckline is completed with a cute collar and collar stand. There is no back neckline facing, creating a beautifully clean finish on the inside of the dress. Lois’s long sleeves finish with cuffs, but can easily be cut shorter to match your desired length.
The dress comes with two hem lengths. Graceful and sleek, version 1 hits below the knee, and features short slits in the side seam for a little bit of extra movement and swish.
Version 2 is a cute 60s-inspired length, designed to hit above the knee. This version looks fabulous with opaque tights and ankle boots for cooler weather.
Lois has no zips or buttons, and instead goes over the head thanks to the elasticated back waist. As well as making the dress easy to sew and fit, not to mention comfy to wear, the elastic creates a gorgeous gathered effect whilst nipping in the waist.
Our Pattern Insiders have been sewing up their own Lois Dresses, so if you’d like to see it on different figures and styles, keep an eye on the #soiloisdress hashtag on Instagram!
Snap up your pattern in PDF format (with optional copyshop printing!) on our online shop. We can’t wait to see yours!