Loren — Linen Pullover Dresses
Paper Pattern : $45.00
Linen is a pattern collection of loose, pullover dresses featuring decorative statement buttons, side slits and a self-belt to cinch the waist. Two sleeve lengths and inseam pockets make it practical. A great little dress that works morning, noon and night. Mix and match buttons for a more unexpected piece.
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|Sizes:||2 to 8, 10 to 16|
What I did to prepare my project was a few things. I made two adjustments to the pattern. I added 5' to the dress front and back hem length. I wanted it to be maxi. I added 4' to the sleeve length so it could be a long sleeve. The pattern was smooth assembly and sewing. I actually had fun putting it together, I couldn't believe how smooth the process was.
The construction was pretty straight forward but with a few clever twists. One of them was the combination of front facing and back bias binding, and I can't say I hate it! The dress has a very convenient one piece pattern piece for the bodice and skirt. I would suggest to measure a similar dress that you have already own to determine the length of the front and back pieces and adjust the pattern pieces accordingly before you cut, since losing the slit length is not ideal. I altered mine to be 5" shorter, and I also added a wider hem that took an additional 1.5" out of the length. I added a covered circular belt as a personal touch and I love how it added a more vintage look to the dress. I also opted for 6 vintage tortoise buttons instead of the suggested 5.
Loren Dress Pattern modified to a shirt length blouse. I have received numerous complements on the shirt. The design is very flattering even for us with more round figures. I did shorten the V-Neck and the Sleeve length by about an inch because I am not a tall person. This one is sewn in IL019 Montana Grape Softened. Great design and pattern. Good instructions for construction. I was disappointed with the instructions to finish raw seams with a serger, as I don't have one. I added enough allowance on the facing to turn edges under and it worked great. Next one will be a dress length! Looking forward to it.
Ever since I saw the pattern for the first time, I knew I wanted to make the long dress with long sleeve version, and so I did! I'm 5'1" with a waist size of 26 and bust size of 32, which landed me pretty much exactly on size 2. From measuring the pattern, I knew that this dress has a lot of ease, but since the shoulder measurements are fairly close to my actual body measurements, I was confident that the dress would not overwhelm my petite frame.
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