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Lois is a smart, chic, office-perfect dress with a slight 70’s flair whilst still feeling modern and contemporary.
The bodice features novel shaping, with a clever combination of darts and pleats, perfectly positioned to reduce unnecessary bulk around the bust and waist. The faux-wrap, V-shaped neckline is completed with a cute collar and collar stand. There is no back neckline facing, creating a beautifully clean finish on the inside of the dress. Lois’s long sleeves finish with cuffs, but can easily be cut shorter to suit your desired length.
The dress comes with two hem lengths. Version 1 hits below the knee, and features short slits in the side seam for a little bit of extra movement and swish. Version 2 is a cute 60s-inspired length, designed to hit above the knee. This version looks fabulous with opaque tights and ankle boots for cooler weather.
Lois has no zips or buttons, and instead goes over the head thanks to the elasticated back waist. As well as making the dress easy to sew and fit, not to mention comfy to wear, the elastic creates a gorgeous gathered effect whilst nipping in the waist.
The Lois Dress is an intermediate level sewing pattern.
For the Lois Dress we recommend lightweight woven fabrics with a good drape such as viscose/rayon and crepe.
The Lois Dress sewing pattern is sized between UK sizes 8-20. See the chart for details on fabric requirements.
Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.
Rayon / Viscose / Crepe
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