Loren — Linen Pullover Dresses Sewing Pattern (Premium Paper)

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Loren is a linen 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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Type: PDF Pattern
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Design Variations: 4
Sizes: 2 to 8, 10 to 16, 18 to 24
Illustrations: Yes
Instructions: Yes

Customer Questions and Answers


Can the slit on the side seams be minimized?

Terry • March 3, 2023
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Yes you can minimise your slit to your preferred length :)

Lauren • March 3, 2023

One query, I'm confused, does this dress actually have a fully opened front,closed with buttons? TIA. Sheila

Sheila • September 18, 2022
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Yes, this pattern has an open front which is secured with buttons.

Lauren • September 18, 2022
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Harder for petites

At 5'2" I am used to altering patterns but forgot to adjust the bodice. The v-neck is already pretty plunge-y, and on my short self it is more revealing than I can pull off. The directions are clear and I learned a couple of interesting techniques -- but hemming before you have the shoulder seams done doesn't allow for adjusting the hem to accommodate body differences.

Nell • February 22, 2022
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Very feminine pattern

This pattern is very flattering except the pleats are a little high so I lowered them and lowered the pockets one inch. If I made it according to the pattern the belt would be much lower than the pleats unless it was worn empire style under the bust. Next time I think I will just lengthen the pleats. One can always baste them in place and decide after the garment is finished. I made a mock up in Swedish tracing paper and discovered I was two sizes smaller than my bust measurement. Go by your high bust measurement if you are a d cup. It went together very well but in future I will serge all the pattern pieces before sewing To save time. I want to make this again in black. Great way to use vintage buttons.

Virginia • August 6, 2020
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Warlene profile image This dress is a perfect winter piece

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.

Warlene • December 5, 2019
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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.

Gyasti • November 12, 2019
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Very Flattering Style!

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.

Jill • September 9, 2019

Stitched this dress from "IL019 MOSAIC Softened - 100% Linen - Middle" fabric. Really like the color and texture of the fabric.

Anna • September 17, 2020

I'm a beginner in sewing so this took me a long time but I love the way it turned out and will definitely make this pattern again. I used the Crimson linen in the heavy weight and now that I understand a little more about draping, I see that I could have used the medium but as it is, it does have a certain dramatic effect. Changes I made: I liked Warlene's interpretation of the pattern so much that I also made mine a maxi. I added some tucks to the back as the thicker fabric was a little bulky around my waist and I wanted it to be sleeker. Also I don't have a serger so I clean-finished the seam allowances instead. Can't wait to swish around in this once lockdown ends!

K • May 29, 2020

I am crazy for a good dress. Especially one with buttons going down along the front. The Loren pattern is going to be a fave in my closet. When I received it the first thing I did was pull out all my vintage buttons to put against the beautiful Firecracker Red linen I got.

Warlene • December 5, 2019

Size 12 in mid weight linen. I wish I had somewhere to wear it but I think it will be nice to wear in the autumn.

Virginia • August 6, 2020

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.

Gyasti • November 15, 2019
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