Tilly and the Buttons - Lotta Pattern 1031

Regular price £14.50

You’ll receive a gorgeous printed package in the post containing full scale pattern sheets and a colour photo booklet to guide you through the steps.

Easy to make, with no fiddly bits. Lotta is a perfect dressmaking project for beginners, or a satisfyingly speedy sew for the more experienced stitchers. It has o blousey 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.

SKILL LEVEL - Beginners

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS - Light to medium weight drapey fabrics such as chambray, voscose (rayon), Tencel (lyocell), double gauze, brushed cotton or crepe. 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 - 2.5m (2 3/4yard) x 150cm (60in) wide for knee length

2.8m (3 1/8yard) x 150cm (60in) wide for midi length

2.9m (3 1/4yard) x 115cm (45in) wide for bracelet lengt sleeve, knee length

2.5m (2 3/4yard) x 115cm (45in) wide for short sleeve, knee length

Size 5-10 won't fit on 115cm (45in) wide fabric

The midi length skirt won't fit on 115cm (45in) wide fabric

For woven fabrics: 0.2m (1/4yard) iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)

Matching thread

2 safety pins

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

Sewing machine and basic tools