Lisa Dress

Tessuti Fabrics

This loose and comfortable highwaisted dress features a sleeveless bodice with button/buttonhole opening, contoured high waistline and a gathered skirt with side pockets. Worn either on its own or over a tshirt or tank top, the Lisa Dress is designed to be your perfect summer garment. Suitable fabrics include light to medium weight linens, lightweight cottons, rayons, viscose and silk crepe de chines. Due to the gather detail on this dress, this pattern is NOT suitable for heavy weight linens or cottons etc.

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Linen


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

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

All day

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    5 out of 5 Tie Dye Denim Lisa


    I absolutely love this dress. The pocket instructions rule. The contoured empire waist is my jam. And buttons!! I cut the pattern out in my size but did take in the bodice a little bit at both side seams. Used light tracing paper in place of the Vilene shields which worked awesome. A really fun sew. Need more of these for summer. More info at

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    5 out of 5 Lisa dress - Tessuti fabrics


    I was asked to make this dress for my daughter and I readily agreed as I like Tessuti patterns for their extremely clear photo instructions. Interesting features are the gathered hi/lo waistband, front button placket and it has pockets. I also like the really neat bias finishing of the neck and armholes. I had learnt from previous experience that Tessuti patterns generally come up large and took the risk of making a size smaller than my model’s measurements would have suggested. I also ignored the instructions to use tear off vilene for the arm and neck holes and instead just used staystitching as the linen I used was quite lightweight and I didn’t want to ‘tear’ it out of shape when removing the vilene. The stay stitching worked just as well and was much easier. I have been told that the dress is ‘perfect’ and judging by the photos i’ve seen ‘in wear’ it does fit extremely well. I made a size xs for someone who is usually a uk size 8/10.

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    4 out of 5 Tessuti Lisa Dress for Maternity


    I made the Lisa Dress which is the most perfect non-maternity maternity dress, with it‘s empire waist line at the front and extremely voluminous skirt.

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