Selkie Patterns London Dress, Top and Skirt

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Buy the London Dress, Top and Skirt sewing pattern from Selkie Patterns. Selkie Patterns’ debut pattern, London, reflects the designers’ love for the capital and combined tastes for vintage inspiration and clean lines. The London has raglan sleeves, a knee length skirt, a keyhole neckline, loose bodice pleats, gorgeous shaping around the waist and a shaped waistband for the skirt. The blouse version has playful gathers around the waist and makes a versatile, feminine wardrobe staple. Inspired by British fashion of the late 1950s, the London’s shape suits itself to many different fabrics and occasions. You can choose to leave the darts unstitched or stitch them fully for a more fitted look. The neck tie is also optional.

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: For the skirt, a medium or heavy weight cotton, denim or heavy linen. For the dress, you could use a light or medium weight cotton or bamboo, depending on how much structure you want in the sleeves and skirt. Choose a fabric with some drape for a softer effect. Linen, cotton lawn, lightweight cottons or bamboo will be beautiful for your blouse.

Fabric requirements: 

Skirt: 115-150 cm wide fabric: 1.8 m.

Blouse: 115 cm wide fabric: 1.9 m // 150 cm wide fabric: 1.4 m.

Dress: 115 cm wide fabric: 2.8 m // 150 cm wide fabric: 2 m.

Sizing: UK 6 – 20. Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Matching thread; 0.5 m interfacing in a similar weight to your fabric; zip: 7-9″ for the skirt, 23″ for the top, 23-25″ for the dress (for the skirt the designers recommend a regular zip, however for the blouse and dress you could also use an invisible zip; a slightly longer zip for the dress and skirt will help you if you normally have to wriggle into clothes); hook and bar or button for the skirt.

PDF pattern includes: Step-by-step instructions; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern; A0 copy shop pattern.

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Denim / Corduroy, Linen

Make time

All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner, Intermediate


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

PDF Printing

33 pages

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