Lodo Dress

True Bias



Buy the Lodo dress sewing pattern from True Bias, is perfect for a confident beginner who wants to sew with stretch fabrics. The Lodo pattern is an elevated take on a basic t-shirt dress. It has a straight fit through the waist and hips and a slightly tapered hem to create a subtle cocoon shape. It has a flattering deep V neck at center front and an extended cap sleeve. Both the neckline and armholes are finished with a woven facing for stability and structure. View A has a hem that hits at mid calf with a slit at centre back for moveability. View B’s hem hits a couple of inches above the knee.

What We Think: We love the slight cocoon shape of the Lodo dress making it flattering on a lot of body types. If you wanted to make more of a feature of this try using a stable knit like and interlock or ponte.

Suggested Fabrics: Medium weight stable knit fabric with an approximate 25% stretch such as ponte, cotton interlock, and lightweight scuba.

Size: US 0 – 18 (approx. UK 8 – 20).

Materials & supplies:

View A: 1.4-2.6 M

View B: 1.1-1.6 M

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

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Additional information


Jersey / Knits / Scuba


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

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

Half a day

Pattern format


PDF Printing

24 Pages

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    5 out of 5 Lodo top

    Love, Lucie

    This is my Lodo Dress from True Bias which I’ve shortened to a top. I’ve already made it 4 times. I made up the full dress version for winter nightshirts, which I lived in throughout the winter. It is IMO a perfect pattern.
    I made a size 4, according to my bust measurement. I’m usually a UK size 10.
    For more photos see my blog post https://lovelucie1.wordpress.com/2019/05/15/a-couple-of-lodos/

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    The Lodo dress is very nicely designed, slightly cocoon shape and very comfortable. Secret Pajamas! I made 2 versions and this one in the slightly heavier stretchier blue jersey – viscose? I got it from Fabricland in Kingston, about £5 metre, then saw it at Sew Over it for rather more 🙂 This fabric was way better that the other Lodo (in very thin tee shirting), doesn’t crease, both washes and wears well. The pattern has woven facings which mean the neck and armholes hold their shape and give a nice finish, I used a bit of Liberty tana lawn for the purpose. Good idea to staystitch neck and armholes though. Easy to make and I’ve been wearing it all summer long, to work and at home. 5 stars

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    Lodo Dress


    Great pattern. Quick to tape together, easy to sew. The entire dress can be sewn on a sewing machine. So if you don’t have a serger, here’s your chance! Also, the facings are cut out of a woven fabric which adds stability.
    Fabric Used: Rib textured ponte knit from Style Maker Fabrics.
    I cut a 10 and graded to a 12 at the hip.
    I added grommets to the v-neck for a lace-up look.
    Highly recommend!!! I want to make several of these.

    This is going to be a great summer staple in my wardrobe!

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    Lodo Dress


    I tried out the new Lodo Dress from True Bias and this is an absolute beauty of a pattern!

    Classy shaping, very accurate sizing and the best solution to facing the neck and arms!

    More info and full review on my blog:


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