Lenox Shirtdress

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Classic tailoring blends with effortless style for curves in the Lenox Shirtdress. Excellent fit is a must when it comes to a shirtdress—no-one wants a gaping button placket!—but we have you covered, with cup sizes from C–H, and regular and full bicep sleeve pieces, so you can customize your pattern for a perfect fit.

This structured beauty features curve-friendly princess seams, a collar or banded neckline, and the choice of a pleated or gathered skirt. The 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, feel totally confident and comfortable, and turn heads with this sophisticated shirtdress!

This Cashmerette pattern includes:

  • Cup sizes from C to H
  • A “full bicep” sleeve option
  • A sizing calculator which will tell you exactly which size to make
  • A beautifully illustrated and detailed instruction booklet, to guide you no matter your sewing level
  • A full photo sewalong on our blog with tips and techniques that go beyond the instruction booklet

Interested in making a long sleeved or sleeveless Lenox Shirtdress? Check out the Lenox Sleeve Expansion pack, available separately. 

Want to see how this pattern will look on you? Sketch your plans on a body outline croquis that's custom made to your measurements with MyBodyModel. Learn more » 

Product information




12 to 32, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H) and regular and full bicep sleeve options – includes 40 – 62” bust and 42 – 62” hip. Find your size in seconds using our size calculator.


Light to medium-weight woven fabric such as rayon, voile, lawn or chambray.

Fusible interfacing. 


Universal needle, 13 buttons size ⅜"- ½" / 1 cm, ½ yard (0.4 m) fusible interfacing. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
Cynthia Reynolds

Lenox Shirtdress 12-32 printed pattern

Diane Cousineau
Adore, great fit

Comfy fit and comes together easily with help of instructions. I did have trouble with button placket as bids not wish to have a collar of any sort. Highly recommend. Sizing recommendations are accurate.

Denise Link
Well made pattern, sizing suggestion accurate

The pattern calculator on the website suggested I use a smaller bodice size than I expected (plus the larger bust size), and the result fit perfectly.
My only complaint is a style one: why do all plus-size dresses (ready-to-wear included) seem to put the waistband right under the breasts? I added 1 1/4" in length to the bodice to put the bottom of the waistband at my natural waist, and I am much happier with the result.

Excellent pattern!

This pattern is perfect. I used only the bodice to create a costume for a friend. I had another pattern for the costume but I needed to scale it larger and I was having trouble on my own. So the Lenox dress bodice was the answer. I was able to adjust the remainder of the first pattern and then marry the parts together.

This is the second time I’ve used a Cashmerette pattern when sewing for friends. The directions are so helpful, clear and complete. Thank you for your wonderful products!

Tess Fisher
Beautiful dress! A little tricky instructions.

This dress came out so pretty. I had to grade up beyond the largest size, but it worked and looks fabulous. I've made two now! (I'd love to see some patterns for larger waist sizes that are not hourglass shaped.)
The instructions for the button band are quite confusing. It took a few tries the first time, and I should have written it down, because it took a couple tries the second time too.
It's pretty though, so worth the effort.

Linda Yarbrough

Well, I'll be the son of a cross eyed incontinent camel. I got the Lenox pattern to fit my 76 year old matronly body with only a couple of tweeks. I had to lower the bust a tad but your website has directions for that. And apparently, I don't have a sway back so I had to add a half inch in the back, pretty easy. I will add that I am only 5'2" and I liked the length of the top.