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Loren Dress & Blouse - PDF sewing pattern

£ 11.50

Loren Dress & Blouse - PDF sewing pattern


Sizing Chart

£ 11.50

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*This pattern is available in two size ranges as a PDF download. Please make sure you choose your preferred size range from the drop down menu above. We regret that we will not be able to issue refunds for errors in pattern size selection, so please check you've selected the right option for you! For help with the downloading, printing and assembling process, please see this post.

You can also choose to purchase a PDF and have us print it for you! When you select “PDF + Copyshop Print Out” you will receive the PDF pattern immediately via email, and your printed A0 copyshop files will follow in the post. Please note, this does not include a print out of the instructions*

THE DRESS

Inspired by the knockout that is Sophia Loren, the Loren dress & blouse is a timeless peasant-style design that can be cut and sewn in as little as one and a half hours! Loren features a comfy loose fit, raglan sleeves, a drawstring neckline and the option of ruffly shirred cuffs or basic elasticated cuffs, as well as two hem lengths. Sure to be your summer staple, year in year out!

Loren is a multi-sized sewing pattern from UK 2-24 / US 00-20 (dressmakers' B cup*) and UK 16-38 / US 12-34 (dressmakers' D cup*).

*Please note - dressmaker's cup sizes have absolutely nothing in common with bra sizes! Dressmaker's cup sizes relate to the ratio between your high bust and full bust measurements, whereas your bra size relates to the ratio between your full bust and under bust measurements. A dressmaker's B cup indicates that the full bust that is 2" larger than the high bust, while a dressmaker's D cup indicates that the full bust that is 4" larger than the high bust.

Copyshop files (B cup): 3x A0 sheets

Copyshop files (D cup): 3x A0 sheets

Print at home files (B cup): 42x A4/US letter

Print at home files (D cup): 55x A4/US letter

Loren will look great in a wide variety of woven fabrics, so feel free to have fun and experiment! Lightweight cottons, soft linens, floaty silks and drapey viscose will all work beautifully.

For our samples, we used a fruity print viscose from Fabric Godmother (that Elisalex had in her stash from ages ago!) and a green gingham viscose from Rainbow Fabrics.

B cup - Dress VARIATION 1
45" / 1.15m
Sizes UK 2-12 2.8yd / 2.6m
Sizes UK 14-18 3.1yd / 2.8m
Sizes UK 20-24 3.9yd / 3.6m
60" / 1.5m
Sizes UK 2-12 2.8yd / 2.6m
Sizes UK 14-18 3yd / 2.7m
Sizes UK 20-24 3.1yd / 2.8m
B cup - Blouse VARIATION 2
45" / 1.15m
Sizes UK 2-12 2.3yd / 2.1m
Sizes UK 14-18 2.4yd / 2.2m
Sizes UK 20-24 3.2yd / 2.9m
60" / 1.5m
Sizes UK 2-12 2.3yd / 2.1m
Sizes UK 14-18 2.4yd / 2.2m
Sizes UK 20-24 2.5yd / 2.3m

D cup - Dress VARIATION 1
45" / 1.15m
Sizes UK 16-22 6.2yd / 5.7m
Sizes UK 24-30 6.9yd / 6.3m
Sizes UK 32-38 7.7yd / 7m
60" / 1.5m
Sizes UK 16-22 4.4yd / 4m
Sizes UK 24-30 5.1yd / 4.7m
Sizes UK 32-38 6.3yd / 5.8m
D cup - Blouse VARIATION 2
45" / 1.15m
Sizes UK 16-22 5.4yd / 4.9m
Sizes UK 24-30 5.7yd / 5.2m
Sizes UK 32-38 6.2yd / 5.7m
60" / 1.5m
Sizes UK 16-22 4yd / 3.7m
Sizes UK 24-30 4.4yd / 4m
Sizes UK 32-38 5.1yd / 4.7m
  • Your fabric
  • Matching thread
  • A loop turner
  • 1/4" elastic, enough to encircle your wrists
  • Or, a spool of shirring elastic
  • A pattern drill, or revolving punch pliers
  • Your usual tools & sewing supplies
B Cup - Size US/UK
00/2 0/4 2/6 4/8 6/10 8/12 10/14 12/16 14/18 16/20 18/22 20/24
Finished bust
49¼in
125cm
50¼in
127¾cm
51¼in
130cm
52¼in
132¾cm
53¼in
135¼cm
54¼in
137¾cm
56¼in
143cm
58¼in
148cm
61¼in
155½cm
64¼in
163cm
67in
170½cm
70in
178cm
Finished waist
53¾in
136½cm
54¾in
139¼cm
55¾in
141½cm
56¾in
144¼cm
57¾in
146¾cm
58¾in
149¼cm
60¾in
154¼cm
62¾in
159½cm
65¾in
167cm
68¾in
174¾cm
71¾in
182cm
74¾in
189½cm
Finished hip (Dress variation only)
61¼in
155½cm
62¼in
158cm
63¼in
160¾cm
64¼in
163¼cm
65¼in
165¾cm
66¼in
168¼cm
68¼in
173¼cm
70¼in
178½cm
73¼in
186cm
76in
193¼cm
79in
200¾cm
82in
208¼cm
Finished Top Length
20½in
52cm
20½in
52cm
20½in
52cm
20½in
52cm
20½in
52cm
20½in
52cm
20½in
52cm
20½in
52cm
20½in
52cm
20½in
52cm
20½in
52cm
20½in
52cm
Finished Dress Length
32¼in
82cm
32¼in
82cm
32¼in
82cm
32¼in
82cm
32¼in
82cm
32¼in
82cm
32¼in
82cm
32¼in
82cm
32¼in
82cm
32¼in
82cm
32¼in
82cm
32¼in
82cm

D Cup - Size US/UK
12/16 14/18 16/20 18/22 20/24 22/26 24/28 26/30 28/32 30/34 32/36 34/38
Finished bust
61in
154¾cm
63¼in
160¾cm
65¾in
166¾cm
68in
172¾cm
70½in
178¾cm
72¾in
184¾cm
75in
190¾cm
77½in
196¾cm
79¾in
202¾cm
82¼in
208¾cm
84½in
214¾cm
87in
220¾cm
Finished waist
65½in
164cm
67in
170cm
69¼in
176cm
71¾in
182cm
74in
188cm
76¼in
194cm
78¾in
200cm
81in
206cm
83½in
212cm
85¾in
218cm
88i½n
224cm
90½in
230cm
Finished hip (Dress variation only)
71¼in
181¼cm
73¾in
187¼cm
76in
193¼cm
78½in
199¼cm
80¾in
202¼cm
83¼in
211¼cm
85½in
217¼cm
87¾in
223¼cm
90¼in
229¼cm
92½in
235¼cm
95in
241¼cm
97¼in
247¼cm
Finished Top Length
22½in
57cm
22½in
57cm
22½in
57cm
22½in
57cm
22½in
57cm
22½in
57cm
22½in
57cm
22½in
57cm
22½in
57cm
22½in
57cm
22½in
57cm
22½in
57cm
Finished Dress Length
34¼in
87cm
34¼in
87cm
34¼in
87cm
34¼in
87cm
34¼in
87cm
34¼in
87cm
34¼in
87cm
34¼in
87cm
34¼in
87cm
34¼in
87cm
34¼in
87cm
34¼in
87cm