Lotta dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Lotta dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Lotta dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Lotta dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Lotta dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Lotta dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Lotta dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Lotta dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Lotta dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Lotta dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Lotta dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Lotta dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Lotta dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Lotta dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Lotta dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Lotta dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons
Lotta dress sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

Lotta Dress

Printed or PDF Sewing Pattern
Regular price£12.50
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PATTERN FORMAT

Easy to make, with no fiddly bits, Lotta is a perfect dressmaking project for beginners, or a satisfyingly speedy sew for more experienced stitchers. It has a blousy bodice and flared skirt, cinched in with a narrow elasticated waistline.

Choose between knee-length or midi-length skirt, with grown-on short sleeves or bracelet-length drop shoulder sleeves, with optional deep patch pockets. To make it even more versatile, you can make this dress in either woven fabric or stretchy jersey.

ONLINE WORKSHOP - Want to start making your own clothes? Done some sewing in the past and want to brush up on your skills? Sign up for our online video workshop, Sew an Easy Dress! Choose from a printed or digital version of the pattern included in the course materials.

SKILL LEVEL - Beginners

MODEL GARMENT SIZES - Selena (teal splodge dress and black handprint jersey dress) wears a size 8 (UK 20), Alice (coral dress and mustard leopard print dress) wears a size 3 (UK 10)

                Size range: UK 6-24 / US 2-20 / EUR 34-52 / AUS 6-24

                SIZE BUST WAIST HIP

                UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34 / AUS 6
                76cm
                (30in)
                61cm
                (24in)
                84cm
                (33in)
                2
                UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36 / AUS 8
                81cm
                (32in)
                66cm
                (26in)
                89cm
                (35in)
                3
                UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38 / AUS 10
                86.5cm
                (34in)
                71cm
                (28in)
                94cm
                (37in)
                4
                UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40 / AUS 12
                91.5cm
                (36in)
                76cm
                (30in)
                99cm
                (39in)
                5
                UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42 / AUS 12
                96.5cm
                (38in)
                81cm
                (32in)
                104cm
                (41in)
                6
                UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44 / AUS 16
                101.5cm
                (40in)
                86.5cm
                (34in)
                109cm
                (43in)
                7
                UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46 / AUS 18
                106.5cm
                (42in)
                91.5cm
                (36in)
                114cm
                (45in)
                8
                UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48 / AUS 20
                112cm
                (44in)
                96.5cm
                (38in)
                119.5cm
                (47in)
                9
                UK 22 / US 18 / EUR 50 / AUS 22
                117cm
                (46in)
                101.5cm
                (40in)
                124.5cm
                (49in)
                10
                UK 24 / US 20 / EUR 52 / AUS 24
                122cm
                (48in)
                106.5cm
                (42in)
                129.5cm
                (51in)


                Check the sewing pattern size range before buying.

                Supplies

                • Fabric (see below)
                • Matching thread
                • For woven fabrics: 0.2m (¼yd) iron-on interfacing (similar
                  weight to your fabric)
                • 2 safety pins
                • Your waist measurement in 10mm (⅜in) elastic
                • Sewing machine and basic tools

                Fabric Suggestions

                Light- to medium-weight drapey fabrics such as chambray, viscose (rayon), Tencel (lyocell), double gauze, brushed cotton or crêpe. The short
                sleeve version can also be made in less drapey fabrics such as linen, cotton lawn, and seersucker.

                More experienced? Try single knit drapey jersey, stretch velvet or light-weight French terry.

                Fabric Requirements

                150CM (60IN) WIDE 

                Knee-length:

                • All sizes – 2.5m (2 3/4yd)

                Midi-length:

                • All sizes – 2.8m (3 1/8yd)

                All sizes of the knee-length dress and sizes 1-6 of the midi-length dress will also fit on 140cm (56in) wide fabric. Sizes 7-8 of the midi-length dress will
                fit on 145cm (58in) wide fabric. 

                115CM (45IN) WIDE

                Knee-length + bracelet-length sleeves: 

                • sizes 1-4 – 2.9m (3 1/4yd)
                • sizes 5-10 – wider fabric needed 

                Knee-length + short sleeves:

                • sizes 1-4 – 2.5m (2 3/4yd)
                • sizes 5-10 – wider fabric needed

                Midi-length:

                • All sizes – wider fabric needed

                Printed or PDF

                Printed Sewing Pattern

                You will receive a gorgeous printed package containing full-scale pattern sheets and a colour booklet with step-by-step instructions.

                PDF Sewing Pattern

                You will receive an email immediately after purchase with a link to download the PDF files. Find out more about digital pattern delivery.

                Print at at home on either A4 or US Letter paper, or use the A0 copyshop files for professional printing. 

                You will need Adobe Reader to print the pattern to the correct scale (free to download).

                Customer Reviews

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                Eileen Taylor
                Excellent

                Great service. Lotta Pattern gives good clear instructions. Will be making the Lotta Dress soon

                Lovely to read thank you Eileen. Team Buttons x

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                Emma Wratten
                Love love love!

                This has been my first Tilly pattern I've bought and made. I made the dress once..... Then I made it over and over again! Now I have 5 different lotta dresses in different lengths prints and materials! I'm just getting myself geared up to make the Agnes top next! Thank you Tilly for your amazing Patterns and easy to follow instructions :)

                Yaaas Emma and all the Lotta dresses. Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Team Buttons x

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                Customer
                Love it!

                Ordered the paper version and I love the package design. As a beginner I had no trouble following the instructions.

                Music to our eats. Thank you so much for sharing. Team Buttons x

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                Alison Millard
                Lotta pattern

                My first adult pdf pattern. I chose this pattern as the reviews were good and it looked a fairly simple and quick make. The pattern was perfect for me easy to follow abd great results I have made 2 dresses in the past week. Highly recommended.

                Thank you Alison SEW much for writing this review. Lotta truly is a quick and easy make and you making 2 in a week is proof of it. Have lots of fun swishing around in your Lotta dresses. Team Buttons x

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                Micaela Ferreira
                Perfect!

                I bought this pattern because I have a similar dress that was giving to me and I like the fit. I am inexperienced and it seemed easy enough. I am now in love. The first dress I made was the short sleeve version with no pockets. I printed the pattern, assembled it, cut the fabric and had the dress ready to hem in 4 hours. And I even had to watch the tutorial for the understiching technique! And with kids in the house! It was so easy! Meanwhile, I already made a long sleeve top using the top of the dress and I have a second dress in my work table. For this dress I am also using the free inseam pocket pattern and tutorial from the blog. I definitely will be making the long sleeve version and my mom already asked me for a short sleeve top too. I will definitly be using this pattern a lot.

                Micaela this is so wonderful to read. Lotta is a firm Team Buttons fave so it's lovely to hear from customers who are making not just a wardrobe of Lotta's for themselves but also for family and friends. Yay to lots of Lotta love. Team Buttons x

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