Eloise Dress PDF

By Hand London


Buy the Eloise Dress sewing pattern from By Hand London. Eloise is a deceptively simple shift dress with bust darts, subtle shaping through the waist and hips and an optional waist tie belt or side seam tie backs. Choose from bracelet length sleeves, no sleeves at all or go all out with frilled bell sleeves. Further variations include a circular gathered hem frill which can be added to the dress at the knee for maxi boho chic, or just below the hip for a drop waist cocktail dress. With mix-and-match pattern pieces, this infinitely versatile dress is also a fast and easy sew – no zipper! – that will have you whipping up a multitude of frocks like no other.

Suggested fabrics: Eloise has been designed to work with a variety of light and medium weight woven fabrics. Opt for linen, soft cottons (think batiste, double gauze, chambray, seersucker, lawn, broderie, swiss dot), drapey and/or floaty silks and rayon. Fabrics with more structure will lend a more polished, almost mod-like vibe, especially when the waist tie is omitted. Go for jacquard, taffeta or wool crepe.

Fabric requirements: 150 cm (60”) wide fabric: variation 1, 3.4 m (3.7 yards); variation 2, 2.95 m (3.3 yards); variation 3, 5 m (5.5 yards) // 115 cm (45”) wide fabric: variation 1, 5 m (5.5 yards); variation 2, 3.85 m (4.2 yards); variation 3, 6.3 m (6.9 yards).

Sizing: UK 6 – 20 (US 2 – 16). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Matching thread; pinking shears or an overlocker; a single button; bias binding for sleeveless variation and/or alternative bias faced neckline (2 m will cover the lot!).

This sewing pattern is available in PDF format. The PDF pattern will be available immediately for download after purchase.

PDF pattern includes: Digital pattern compatible with both US letter and A4 paper sizes; copy shop file; step-by-step illustrated instructions.

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Additional information


Chiffon / Georgette, Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Jacquard / Brocade, Silk / Satin / Sateen

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

Pattern format


PDF Printing

44 Pages

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