Lucy T-Shirt & Dress PDF Sewing Pattern

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Lucy is a versatile, universally flattering t-shirt and dress, with serious need-one-for-every-day-of-the-week potential. As easy to wear as it is to sew, Lucy is the perfect basic, and features a scoop neckline, short sleeves and gently loose-fitting shape. The dress version can be made with either a maxi or knee-length hem, and is pulled in at the waist with a drawstring cord and casing. Pull it in tight to accentuate your waist, or leave it a bit loose for extra breeziness. The maxi length version features a side-seam split to just below the knee, to make walking that little bit easier.

The Lucy T-Shirt is designed to pair perfectly with the separates from our My Capsule Wardrobe: Summer Dreaming collection. Sew yourself a Lucy in a solid colour to pair with your Siena Skirt, Porto Trousers and Alba Skirt!

See what other people have been making in the Lucy T-Shirt & Dress Gallery.

Sewing Level
The Lucy T-Shirt & Dress is suitable for confident beginners who want to get to grips with knits. It’s also a fun, quick palette cleanser project for those with more experience who’d like a few more basics in their wardrobe.

Fabric Suggestions
For Lucy we recommend using lightweight knit fabrics such as viscose, bamboo, or cotton jerseys. If you have less experience of sewing knits, we’d recommend starting with cotton jersey as it tends to be more stable and therefore easier to sew than viscose or bamboo. If you’re making either of the dress versions, you’ll also need a length of piping cord for the drawstring waist

Sizing & Fabric Requirements
The Lucy T-Shirt & Dress sewing pattern is sized between UK sizes 6-30. The pattern is split into two different blocks, sizes 6-20 (B cup) and sizes 18-30 (D cup). 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) in all sizes
  • fully-illustrated printable instruction booklet
  • imperial/metric conversion size chart

The Lucy T-Shirt & Dress pattern is either 30 A4 pages, 33 US letter pages, or 2 A0 copyshop page (sizes 6-20), or 39 A4/US letter pages, or 2 A0 copyshop page (size 18-30).

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!