Hello everyone! There’s a brand new pattern on our shelves today, and vintage-lovers, this one’s for you! Meet the Maisie Dress!
Maisie is super pretty, 1950s-style fit and flare dress – straight out of Mrs Maisel’s wardrobe!
Feminine and universally flattering, Maisie is your new go-to when you want to feel a little fancy, day or night! It’s all about fabric choice. Cotton lawn makes for a lovely daytime look, but if you’re dressing up for a fancy party or wedding, you’ve got the option to go all-out with a dazzling brocade!
Fitted snuggly with darts, the bodice features a fixed wrap front, which pleats into the side seams. The raglan sleeves are shaped with darts over the shoulder for a fantastic fit.
The back bodice mirrors the front with a bra-friendly v-shaped neckline.
The bodice is fitted to the waist for that classic 50s’ look. The skirt is a half circle, skimming over the tummy and hips with no added bulk. It’s designed to finish just below the knee, but it can of course be lengthened or shortened to suit you.
Maisie closes at the back with an invisible zip and the neckline is bias bound for a flawless finish.
The Maisie Dress is fantastic for those of us who enjoy a fairly speedy sew. Thanks to the simplicity of the skirt, she’s easily whipped up on a Saturday, ready for an evening out!
Like all our new patterns, Maisie is available in our new extended size range of UK 6-30. Sizes 6-20 are drafted to our standard B cup, with the 18-30 range designed for a D cup. Both blocks overlap on size 18 and 20 so that you can choose the cup size most suited to you.
Make sure to check out the #soimaisiedress hashtag on Instagram to see our Pattern Insiders’ versions!
Lisa will be sewing the Maisie Dress live in our sewalong on YouTube on Tuesday 4th and Thursday 6th August, so make sure to join us! (If you can’t join live, the sewalong will be uploaded so you can watch later.)
Has Maisie jumped to the top of your sewing queue? Get your PDF pattern (and optional copyshop printing) on our online shop!