SIMPLE DRESS PATTERN DETAILS
The lovely Lily is a delicate cocoon simple dress pattern perfect for beginners, that can be transformed into a lovely blouse. It also features a long seam running at the back, inseam pockets, two sleeve raglan options (long and short), cuffs, a small button placket at the front and its main feature, a fun original sailor collar.
The Lily cocoon easy and simple dress pattern and blouse makes the perfect combo for any season depending on the type of fabric you choose and the version you go for. This way you can make it your own.
You can also learn how to make this and any of the CocoWawa Patterns on our YouTube Channel.
You can choose light to medium-weight wovens like cotton, light denim, chambray or linen. Also, delicate fabrics such as cotton lawn, broderie anglaise, crepe de chine or seersucker. And if you want to opt for warmer fabrics, go for denim or baby needlecord (not heavy-weight corduroy).
Version A – long and short sleeves – 115cm / 45’’ width: 3.5m / 3.85 yards
Version A – long and short sleeves – 150cm / 60’’ width: 2.5m / 2.7 yards
Option B – long and short sleeves – 115cm / 45’’ width: 2.85m / 3.10 yards
Option B – long and short sleeves – 150cm / 60’’ width: 2.3m / 2.5 yards
*These measurements are the maximum amount you would need for each version which means that for the blouse option with short sleeves, you may need a bit less fabric, but we suggest you get the full amount just in case.
TOOLS AND SUPPLIES
• Sewing machine
• Fabric & paper scissors
• Pins & needles
• Measuring tape
• Marking pen or chalk
• Matching thread
• Fusible interfacing, 1m (light to medium depending on main fabric)
• 3 buttons, 3/8’’/1cm diameter or smaller
• Others: cellotape, buttonhole chisel, buttonhole foot, unpicker, pattern weights…
• Contrasting fabric for sailor collar, button placket or cuffs
• 1m of 20mm width bias tape for neckline if facing not chosen
Perfect for a beginner or confident beginner.
UK 6 to 18 / US 2 to 14. Find inspiration for your cocoon simple dress pattern and blouse.
*The Lily cocoon simple dress pattern and blouse comes in a PDF format, so you will receive an email with a link to download the pattern and instructions. Then, you will find two printing options available. Firstly an A4 option to print at home (the pattern pieces print in 28 pages for the dress and 20 for the blouse). Secondly, a copy shop version of the sewing pattern so that you can skip the assembling part.
**If you have any problem or any doubt, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Images: Mafalda Silva