Bella Loves Patterns Linda Dress

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Buy the Linda Dress sewing pattern from Bella Loves Patterns. Linda is a column dress, fitted at the waistline, which features puffy elasticated sleeves and cut-out cups with rouleau ties to accentuate the bustline. Linda’s skirt has a straight silhouette that is divided into centre and side panels with a slit on the right side. At the back, Linda has a scoop back neck, side fish-eye darts and an invisible zip closure.

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). Does not include the additional D cup piece. What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: For a soft, drapey effect choose fabrics like tencel, silk, viscose, rayon challis, linen viscose blends and tencel blends. The dress in the images is made of 100% viscose.

Fabric requirements: 

Height Group 1: 140 cm (55″) wide fabric: 1.9 – 2.4 m (2.1 – 2.6 yd).

Height Group 2: 140 cm (55″) wide fabric: 2 – 2.5 m (2.1 – 2.7 yd).

Sizing: UK 6 – 22 (approx. UK 6/8 – 18/20, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

This pattern is drafted to fit a B cup size and has two height options:

Height Group 1: 160 cm (5’3″)
Height Group 2: 170 cm (5’7″)

Select the closest height to your body. If you are in the middle, choose the taller. Both groups have the same width around the body – the only difference is in the length. If you are outside these height groups, you may need to alter the pattern length at the lengthen/shorten lines marked on the pattern pieces.

Note: The pattern also includes a print-at-home (only) piece for a D cup. The D cup piece prints on 3 A4 or US letter pages. 

Notions: Interfacing; 50 cm (20″) invisible zip; 68 cm (27″) x 7 mm (1/4″) wide elastic for sleeves; 1 hook-and-eye set; bias-cut fusible stay tape; straight-grain fusible tape.

PDF pattern includes: Step-by-step instructions; A4 print-at-home pattern (31 pages); A4 print-at-home D cup pattern (3 pages); US letter print-at-home pattern (31 pages for Group 1, 33 pages for Group 2); US letter print-at-home D cup pattern (3 pages); plotter pattern (1 sheet); A0 copy shop pattern (2 sheets) // Layers: Yes // Projector file: No.

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Additional information



Make time

All day, One to two days

Sewing level



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

Pattern format

PDF Height Group 1 (160 cm / 5'3"), PDF Height Group 1 (160 cm / 5'3") + Printed copy shop (+£7.00), PDF Height Group 2 (170 cm / 5'7"), PDF Height Group 2 (170 cm / 5'7") + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

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31 Pages

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