Mayfair Dress

Nina Lee

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Buy the Mayfair Dress sewing pattern from Nina Lee. The Mayfair Dress is a jersey dream designed to carry you from office to cocktails, from beach to bar, or from sofa to fridge and back again (!) – it’s comfortable, elegant, supremely flattering and wonderfully versatile. With three sleeve lengths and a knee-length or maxi skirt option, this pattern has got all situations covered. Its relaxed fit and gently flowing lines create a winning combination of easy-to-wear and effortlessly stylish. Pair the maxi with sandals and a broad-brimmed hat in the summer; pair the knee-length with long sleeves and tights and boots to see you through the winter. Mayfair is for all occasions, all year!

The dress features an all-in-one grown-on collar and facing, set-in sleeves and a gathered waist at the centre-front, with an attached waist tie for tying at the back or front of the dress.

Suggested fabrics: Knit fabrics with 25% crosswise stretch and with some drape, such as viscose jersey, stretch velvet or soft cotton jerseys.

Fabric requirements: 150 cm wide fabric: Short skirt, 1.5 – 2 m; Long skirt, 2.2 – 3 m // 115 cm wide fabric: Short skirt, 2.4 – 2.9 m; Long skirt, 3.3 – 3.8 m.

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

Notions: 50 cm (20″) clear elastic, 1 cm wide.

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

PDF pattern includes: Instructions, print-at-home pattern suitable for A4 and US letter size paper; A0 (print shop) file.

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Additional information

Fabric

Jersey / Knits / Scuba, Velvet / Velveteen

Make time

All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Size

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

PAPER, PDF

PDF Printing

40 Pages

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    thepetitepassions

    I really love this pattern – I’ve made two now and find them perfect for summer. I think the construction and pattern drafting is very well designed because it only requires a few pieces to some together. The collar and waist ties give you all the shaping you need as well as creating a very elegant drape. All together, this makes for quite a quick and relaxing sew – not too many seams and no hassle with fit. I haven’t yet tried a maxi version with longer sleeves, but think that you could definitely use this for an evening dress.
    There are also a further two benefits, in that it is quite quick to sew (less than a day) and it doesn’t use a lot of fabric – Mine only used 1.5m. I would really recommend this pattern, because I think there’s a lot of potential with the various options and I wear mine a lot!
    More details on my blog at http://www.thepetitepassions.com/2019/08/most-worn-nina-lee-mayfair-dress.html

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    smitten-kitten

    This is my first Nina Lee pattern and I was really impressed by the instructions and options in this pattern. A lovely neckline, pleat details and tie make this a lovely make that is great to wear.
    More details on my blog sewsmittenkitten@wordpress.com

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