Lois Dress PDF Sewing Pattern

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Lois is a smart, chic, office-perfect dress with a slight 70’s flair whilst still feeling modern and contemporary.

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 suit your desired length.

The dress comes with two hem lengths. 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.

See what other people have been making in the Lois Dress Gallery!

Sewing Level
The Lois Dress is an intermediate level sewing pattern.

Fabric Suggestions
For the Lois Dress we recommend lightweight woven fabrics with a good drape such as viscose/rayon and crepe.

Fabric Requirements
The Lois Dress sewing pattern is sized between UK sizes 8-20. See the chart for details on fabric requirements. 

Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.

What will I receive?
The downloadable pattern file contains:

  • printable pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop format)
  • fully-photographed printable instruction booklet
  • imperial/metric conversion size chart
  • copyshop permission letter

The Lois Dress pattern is either 45 A4/US letter pages, or 2 A0 copyshop pages.

If you purchase the PDF Pattern + Copyshop Printing option, you will also receive your pattern printed on A0 paper in the post. Find out more about our PDF Printing Service here.

So what is a PDF pattern?
A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home on A4 or US letter paper. Alternatively you can choose to have the copyshop files printed on large A0 paper, and posted to you at home. If you’re using the A4 or US letter options, simply download, print at home, tape together and let the sewing begin! When you print the pattern, print at 100% (you might have to uncheck the scale box). Print page 1 first, the square should measure 10cm x 10cm.

Never used a PDF pattern before and would like some help? Learn everything you need to know in our handy Guide to Assembling PDF Patterns over on our blog!