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By Hand London

BHL Draft It Yourself - Lucy Dress

£ 9.00

BHL Draft It Yourself - Lucy Dress

Sizing Chart

£ 9.00

*This instruction booklet is available as a PDF download.

This is not a traditional sewing pattern, you will learn how to draft the pattern yourself to your own measurements - please read all about the BHL Draft It Yourself collection here


Lucy is the quintessential summer dress featuring two bandeau bodice options, four interchangeable sleeve/strap designs and a voluminous three-tier gathered skirt - which in itself has infinite variation potential when you play with the number and length of each tier. The bodice front is shaped with a horizontal bust seam and bodice back options include a classic panelled back sewn into the skirt or a stand alone tie back and elasticated skirt back. Strap options include an elasticated puff sleeve, spaghetti rouleau straps, wider flat straps and frill straps.

♥️ Lucy wears lilac floral viscose; fabric from Rainbow Fabrics.
♥️ Isabel wears white linen; fabric from Rainbow Fabrics.

♥️ Elisalex wears red and gold brocade; fabric from Rainbow Fabrics.
♥️ Matilda wears black viscose linen; fabric from Rainbow Fabrics.
♥️ Elle wears beige cotton gingham; fabric from Minerva.
♥️ Jessica wears pink linen; fabric from Rainbow Fabrics.

Check out #bhlLucy on Instagram to see how other people have made this pattern!

Light - medium weight wovens will work best for this dress. Quilting cotton, cotton lawn, shirting, seersucker, lightweight linen, viscose blends, brocade, jacquard, cotton sateen will all work beautifully and offer very different looks ranging from casual day dresses to impactful evening gowns.

For the bodice lining, either use your main fabric if it is lightweight and breathable, or opt for a lightweight cotton if your main fabric is too stiff or scratchy.

  • Your fabric and lining
  • Matching thread
  • Tape measure
  • Pattern paper - dot and cross or Swedish tracing paper
  • 8-12" invisible zipper (Variation 1)
  • 1/4"-1/2" elastic (Variation 2 and puff sleeve)
  • Tracing wheel (to help with drafting the puff sleeve)
  • Your usual tools and sewing supplies