Project Description

The Lou Lou Dress Pattern

The Lou Lou dress is a 70’s influenced full length maxi dress, fitted around the bust, with bell sleeves gathered at the shoulders. Zip closure at the back with a full flounce at the bottom.

0:00 Start and Introduction
1:42 Darts (a)
4:42 Attaching the front bodice pieces to front skirt (b)
8:52 Attaching the back bodice to back skirt (c)
11:06 Attaching the front flounce to front skirt (d)
12:56 Attaching back flounce to back skirt (e)
15:05 Shoulder seams (f)
15:57 Facing (g)
17:30 Attaching facing to dress (h)
22:55 Inserting zip (i)
24:53 Finishing facing onto zip (j)
26:48 Center back seams (i)
28:03 Side seams (k)
29:23 Sleeves (l-m)
32:46 Inserting the sleeves (n)
35:01 Hem (n)

Buy Pattern
Size Bust Waist Length
Size 6 80cm / 31.5″ 99cm / 39″ 136cm / 52.3″
Size 8 85cm / 33.5″ 104cm / 41″ 136.5cm / 52.5″
Size 10 90cm /35.5″ 109cm / 43″ 137cm / 52.7″
Size 12 95cm / 37.5″ 114cm / 45″ 137.5cm / 52.9″
Size 14 100cm / 39.5″ 119cm / 47″ 138cm / 53.1″
Size 16 105cm / 41.5″ 124cm / 49″ 138.5cm / 53.3″
Size 18 110cm / 43.5″ 129cm / 51″ 139.5cm / 53.5″
Size 20 115cm / 45.5″  134cm / 53″  139.5cm / 53.7″ 

Suggested fabrics
Cotton, Cotton blends, Sateen, Crepe, Challis,
Rayon, Chiffon, Cotton Lawn

Materials Needed
3.5m Fabric of 60” wide fabric (extra fabric needed if pattern matching)
Approx. 40cm x 40cm medium weight interfacing
Coordinating thread
1 x 55cm / 22″ Zip