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Lotta Dress Pattern by Tilly and the Buttons (1031)

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

Choose between knee-length or midi-length skirt, with grown-on short sleeves or bracelet-length drop shoulder sleeves, with 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.

All Tilly and the Buttons patterns are printed in the UK on sturdy FSC certified paper using vegetable inks.

Format: Printed Sewing Pattern

Sizes: UK 6-24 (US 2-20/EUR 34-52)

Skill level: Beginners

Fabric suggestions: 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: See back of pattern image for fabric requirements

Matching thread

For woven fabrics: 0.2m (¼yd) iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)

Your waist measurement in 10mm (3/8in) elastic

2 safety pins

Sewing machine and basic sewing tools

See separate image for pattern sizes/body measurements


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