247 Lindy Shirtdress

Folkwear

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Buy the 247 Lindy Shirtdress sewing pattern from Folkwear. This dress comes from the 1940s when square shoulders, narrow hips, and skirts that ended just below the knee were the height of fashion. Fabric rationing had led to the use of darts, pleats, tucks and other fabric manipulation to add interest to dresses without a lot of extra fabric. The Lindy Shirtdress has an interesting bodice construction, with shoulder and waist pleats and darts, and a shawl collar. Skirt darts create a flattering look while adding plenty of ease in the hip area. Elbow-length sleeves with cuffs make this nearly a year-round dress.

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

– 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: Light to medium weight woven fabrics with good drape such as cotton batiste and lawn, rayon challis, wool crepe, wool gauze, silk noil or silk crepe.

Fabric requirements: 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric: 3 1/2 – 5 3/4 yd (3.2 – 5.3 m) // 60″ (150 cm) wide fabric: 2 5/8 – 3 5/8 yd (2.4 – 3.3 m) // Additional fabric may be needed if using a fabric with nap or a directional print.

Sizing: XS – 3XL (approx. UK 6 – 30). Please check the size chart.

Notions: 3/4 yd (.69 m) interfacing; five 1/2″ (13 mm) buttons; 14″ invisible zipper.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; print-at-home pattern; 36″ wide copy shop file; A0 copy shop file.

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Additional information

Fabric

Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Silk / Satin / Sateen, Wools / Suiting

Make time

All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner, Intermediate

Size

UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50, UK 24 / US 20 / EU 52, UK 26 / US 22 / EU 54, UK 28 / US 24 / EU 56, UK 30 / US 26 / EU 58

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

50 Pages

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