Lotta Dress

Tilly and the Buttons


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Buy the Lotta Dress sewing pattern from Tilly and the Buttons. Easy to make, with no fiddly bits, Lotta is a perfect dressmaking project for beginners, or a satisfyingly speedy sew for more experienced stitchers. It has a blousey bodice and flared skirt, cinched in with a narrow elasticated waistline.

Choose between a knee-length or midi-length skirt, with grown-on short sleeves or bracelet-length drop shoulder sleeves, and optional deep patch pockets. To make it even more versatile, you can make this dress in either woven fabric or stretchy jersey.

Lotta includes Tilly and the Buttons’ award-winning beginner-friendly instructions, with colour photos showing you each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.

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

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)

Suggested fabrics: Light- to medium-weight drapey fabrics such as chambray, viscose (rayon), Tencel (lyocell), double gauze, brushed cotton or crêpe. The short sleeve version can also be made in less drapey fabrics such as linen, cotton lawn and seersucker. More experienced? Try single knit drapey jersey, stretch velvet or light-weight French terry.

Fabric requirements: 

150 cm (60″) wide fabric: Knee-length, 2.5 m (2 3/4 yd) // Midi-length, 2.8 m (3 1/8 yd).

115 cm (45″) wide fabric (sizes 1-4 and knee-length skirt only): Knee-length with bracelet-length sleeve, 2.9 m (3 1/4 yd) // Knee-length with short sleeve, 2.5 m (2 3/4 yd).

All sizes of the knee-length dress and sizes 1-6 of the midi-length dress will also fit on 140 cm (56″) wide fabric. Sizes 7-8 of the midi-length dress will fit on 145 cm (58″) wide fabric.

Sizing: 1 – 10 (UK 6 – 24). Please check the size chart.

Notions: Matching thread; 0.2 m (1/4 yd) iron-on interfacing (for woven fabrics only, similar weight to your fabric); your waist measurement in 10 mm (3/8″) elastic; 2 safety pins.

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Jersey / Knits / Scuba, Linen, Velvet / Velveteen

Make time

All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner


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

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