Sale! Sew Over It Doris Dress Sewing Pattern

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The Doris Dress Sewing Pattern

Sew Over It

Hey there intermediate sewists with experience inserting a concealed zip, meet Doris!

Inspired by Sew Over It’s designer Lisa Comfort’s love of vintage 1950’s fashion and pretty feminine shapes, the Doris Dress is semi-fitted with a flattering scooped neck bodice, bust pleats for delicate shaping and floaty grown-on sleeves. The waist can be left unfitted for warmer days, or cinched in at the back with the attached ties or fixed back belt.

The fluted panelled skirt has two length variations – short and cute above the knee, or an elegant below the knee option. The Doris Dress closes with a concealed zip in the side seam and has an optional buttonhole closure at the centre front. The bodice is finished with facings for a neat finish on the inside.

Go for something a bit more elegant with the longer Version 1 or make it short and sassy using the Version 2.

You can make your Doris Dress in sizes 8 to 20.

Size 8:  Bust 33″ (82cm)   Waist 26″ (66cm)   Hip 36″ (91.5cm)

Size 20:  Bust 45″ (114cm)   Waist 38″ (97cm)   Hip 48″ (122cm)

Sew Over It recommends a lightweight woven fabric for the Doris Dress, ideally with a good amount of drape. The skirt and grown-on sleeves will hang best if the fabric has some drape. Think rayon, viscose and crepe. However the Doris Dress also works beautifully in cotton, so if you’re not experienced sewing with drapey fabrics and would prefer to use something more stable, you could try a cotton lawn, poplin, or a lightweight linen.Our lovely spotted cotton poplin would make a fab Doris!

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Oh fellow Thread Heads, we love this vintage style, sweet but stylish dressmaking pattern!  The Doris Dress is the perfect summer’s day dress. Feminine and romantic, throw it on and you’ll be set for that picnic in the park, day out at the beach, or hey, even a stint at the office. A truly versatile wardrobe staple, the Doris Dress will keep you looking elegant and put-together no matter what you get up to this season.  Add a classic cropped cardigan and a pair of tights and this beauty will take you through any season of the year!

Sew Over It is the brainchild of lovely Londoner Lisa Comfort.  She has been sewing since age 11 and studied at the London College of Fashion.  Talented Lisa also is the author of 2 fantastic sewing books.  In order to spread her passion for sewing and hoping to inspire people to take up the craft, she started Sew Over It in 2011.  Lisa and her team offer a variety of brilliant sewing classes for all sewing levels in their London shops in Clapham and Islington.  If you do take a jolly to London, why not make one of Lisa’s workshops part of your holiday and be sure to tell her that Clare from Thread Head Fabrics sent you!


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