Nina Lee

Nina Lee Mayfair Dress

Prix régulier £14.95 GBP
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We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the printed A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day.

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Buy the Mayfair Dress sewing pattern from Nina Lee. The Mayfair Dress is a jersey dream designed to carry you from office to cocktails, from beach to bar, or from sofa to fridge and back again (!) – it’s comfortable, elegant, supremely flattering and wonderfully versatile. With three sleeve lengths and a knee-length or maxi skirt option, this pattern has got all situations covered. Its relaxed fit and gently flowing lines create a winning combination of easy-to-wear and effortlessly stylish. Pair the maxi with sandals and a broad-brimmed hat in the summer; pair the knee-length and long sleeves with tights and boots to see you through the winter. Mayfair is for all occasions, all year!

The dress features an all-in-one grown-on collar and facing, set-in sleeves and a gathered waist at the centre front, with an attached waist tie for tying at the back or front of the dress.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50). These are the last paper copies of this pattern as it is no longer in print – catch them while you can!

 – PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

 – PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you'll need to download the digital instructions, as we don't print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Knit fabrics with 25% crosswise stretch and some drape such as viscose jersey, stretch velvet or soft cotton jerseys.

Fabric requirements:

Sizes 6 - 20

Short skirt: 150 cm wide fabric: 1.5 - 2 m // 115 cm wide fabric: 2.4 - 2.9 m.

Long skirt: 150 cm wide fabric: 2.2 - 3 m // 115 cm wide fabric: 3.3 - 3.8 m.

Sizes 16 - 28

Short skirt: 150 cm wide fabric: 2.1 - 3.1 m // 115 cm wide fabric: 2.8 - 3.2 m.

Long skirt: 150 cm wide fabric: 3.3 - 4 m // 115 cm wide fabric: 3.8 - 4.6 m.

Sizing: UK 6 - 20 or UK 16 - 28. Please check the size charts and finished garment measurements.

Notions: 50 cm (20") clear elastic, 1 cm wide.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern (40 pages for sizes 6-20 or 48 pages for sizes 16-28); A0 copy shop pattern (2 sheets for sizes 6-20 or 3 sheets for sizes 16-28).

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
My Nina Lee Mayfair Dress Review

The Nina Lee Mayfair dress is hands down my favourite pattern! It's so feminine. I can't wait to make more of these.

I made a maxi version in a rich red polyester jersey. It's a light/medium weight, drapey fabric.

The pleated neckline is well explained in the instructions.

I had some trouble sewing the neckline/shoulders.

I also didn't love topstitching the belt. It doesn't look neat. The jersey shifted as I was sewing the belt down, so it looks a bit wobbly :(

Other than that, the dress is loose, so fitting was easy. The belt is what creates the cinched-in waist.

I have more makes and tutorials on my blog Threads Monthly.

PS. When I took these progress photos, I still needed to hem the sleeves.

My Christmas Day Mayfair dress

This is the third Mayfair dress that I've made and I think it's now one of my favourite dress patterns. I love that you can dress it up or down.

It only has a few pattern pieces and is deceptively quick to sew up. I love the draping around the neckline and the depth of the neckline works really well.

This version is in a stretch velvet and the only changes I made to the pattern were to add 4 inches to the length to make it midi length and to add a narrow cuff instead of topstitching the sleeve hem as it would have marked the velvet. I also used a blind hem stitch when I was hemming the skirt.

Mayfair Dress review

I really love this pattern - I've made two now and find them perfect for summer. I think the construction and pattern drafting is very well designed because it only requires a few pieces to some together. The collar and waist ties give you all the shaping you need as well as creating a very elegant drape. All together, this makes for quite a quick and relaxing sew - not too many seams and no hassle with fit. I haven't yet tried a maxi version with longer sleeves, but think that you could definitely use this for an evening dress.
There are also a further two benefits, in that it is quite quick to sew (less than a day) and it doesn't use a lot of fabric - Mine only used 1.5m. I would really recommend this pattern, because I think there's a lot of potential with the various options and I wear mine a lot!
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Mayfair Dress - Nina Lee

This is my first Nina Lee pattern and I was really impressed by the instructions and options in this pattern. A lovely neckline, pleat details and tie make this a lovely make that is great to wear.
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