STITCH A SWISHY DRESS!
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.
Lotta includes Tilly and the Buttons' award-winning beginner-friendly instructions, with colour photos showing you each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.
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.
PRINTED PATTERN - You’ll receive a gorgeous printed package in the post containing full-scale pattern sheets and a colour instruction booklet. (Alternatively, you can order the digital version to print and assemble at home, or have the A0 format printed at a copy shop.)
SKILL LEVEL - Beginners
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.
150CM (60in) WIDE
2.5m (2 3/4 yd)
2.8m (3 1/8 yd)
|115CM (45in) WIDE||
sleeve: 2.9m (3 1/4yd)
Short sleeve: 2.5m
|Sizes 5-10 won't fit on 115cm (45in) wide fabric|
The midi-length skirt won't fit on 115cm (45in) wide fabric
*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.
- Matching thread
- For woven fabrics: 0.2m (1/4yd) iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
- Your waist measurement in 10mm (3/8in) elastic
- 2 safety pins
- Sewing machine and basic tools
SIZES (Body measurements)
Pattern sizes below are not applicable to the maternity patterns.
|1 (UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34)||76cm (30in)||61cm (24in)||84cm (33in)|
|2 (UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36)||81cm (32in)||66cm (26in)||89cm (35in)|
|3 (UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38)||86.5cm (34in)||71cm (28in)||94cm (37in)|
|4 (UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40)||91.5cm (36in)||76cm (30in)||99cm (39in)|
|5 (UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42)||96.5cm (38in)||81cm (32in)||104cm (41in)|
|6 (UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44)||101.5cm (40in)||86.5cm (34in)||109cm (43in)|
|7 (UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46)||106.5cm (42in)||91.5cm (36in)||114cm (45in)|
|8 (UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48)||112cm (44in)||96.5cm (38in)||119.5cm (47in)|
|9 (UK 22 / US 18 / EUR 50)||117cm (46in)||101.5cm (40in)||124.5cm (49in)|
|10 (UK 24 / US 20 / EUR 52)||122cm (48in)||106.5cm (42in)||129.5cm (51in)|
*Sizes 9 and 10 are included in the Coco, Cleo, Dominique, Stevie, Stevie add-on, Indigo, Indigo add-on, Bobbi, Alexa, Jaimie and Lotta sewing patterns and the Make It Simple book. We'll be adding these sizes to more patterns in the future, so watch this space!
Orders by post
Our sewing goodies are hand-picked and packed in our South London studio by either Frances or Kate, who put lots of love and care into each precious parcel that leaves us.
Kate and Frances will aim to get all orders packed and shipped within 3 working days.
We are using Royal Mail who are under extreme pressure during these exceptionally busy times. Please be aware that there may be a delay with Royal Mail during this period. We very much appreciate your patience and understanding and ask that you don’t contact us about receiving your order until 10 working days after the order was placed for the UK customers.
For our International Customers all orders will be sent using Royal Mail's second class service. To Europe please allow 5 to 10 working days for arrival, to the rest of the world 7 to 12 working days. Things can take a little longer to arrive at international destinations, so please allow 30 working days after the order was placed before contacting us.
Customers outside of Europe ordering 3 or more patterns, a signed book and/or fabric or a kit will be sent using Royal Mail's tracked service.
|To the UK:||To Europe:||To the rest of the world:|
|Any number of patterns||£2.00||-||-|
|1 - 2 patterns||-||£4.50||£6.00|
|3 or more patterns||-||£7.50||£19.00 (tracked)|
|1 signed book and / or fabric with any number of patterns||£3.00||£10.00||£25.00 (tracked)|
|2 signed book and / or fabric with any number of patterns*||
|3 signed book and / or fabric with any number of patterns*||£8.00||£29.00||£75.00 (tracked)|
*If ordering more than one signed books, each book will be sent as a a separate parcel.
Receiving digital patterns
Digital patterns are PDF files delivered to your email instantly, ready for you to print at home (or at the office – ssshhh!) on A4 or US Letter paper. You will also receive the copy shop A0 files for large format printing.