***UPDATE June 2019 *** (see more info below)
Classic tailoring blends with effortless style in the Lenox Shirtdress. This structured beauty features curve-friendly princess seams, a collar or banded neckline, and the choice of a pleated or gathered skirt. A V-neck button placket frames your face, while roomy pockets provide the perfect hiding spot for your phone and lipstick. Level up your sewing skills and turn heads with this sophisticated shirtdress!
Interested in making a sleeveless Lenox, one with long sleeves, or want full bicep sleeve options? Check out the Lenox Sleeve Expansion pack, available separately.
SEWING LEVEL: Intermediate.
SIZING:12 to 28, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H).
Light to medium-weight woven fabric such as rayon, voile, lawn or chambray.
NOTIONS:Universal needle, 13 buttons size ⅜"- ½" / 1 cm, ½ yard (0.4 m) fusible interfacing.
The PDF comes in three files (one for each bust size), so you only need to print your size. You'll receive files to print at home or at a copy shop. Files are delivered as a .zip file which can be downloaded on a computer, but not on a mobile device.
Instructions: 18 pages (8.2 MB)
Pattern pieces (for each cup size): 46 pages (0.6 MB each)
Copy shop (A0 or US 36" x 48" size): 2 pages for A0, 2 pages for US (0.4 MB each)
UPDATE (June 2019) includes:
- A new type of collar, which is sandwiched into the new collar band and lies flat. This is easier to sew, has a neater finish, and doesn’t splay open as collars sometimes do with a V neck
- A new flat banded finish for View B, similar to our Appleton Dress neckband
- An improved fit through the bodice, based on your feedback, with narrowed shoulders and a sleeker fit through the side seams