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 13 reviews
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.

Jayne Burdeshaw
Lenox, perfect fit fit my curvy daughter

So far, since I started sewing 6 years ago I have been fitting fit myself with a less than curvy frame. But my lovely daughter has all the curves. So when I decided to try making her a dress cashmerette was the obvious starting point. We chose 3 patterns but I decided the lenox seemed smartest to try first. With a little help from the size chart I chose size 18 EF cup. Lo and behold, it fit her bust hips and waist like a dream.

I did some forward shoulder, wide upper back and short chest adjustments ( all familiar from my own fitting) and we had perfection.

Thanks cashmerette for saving me from learning all the curve adjustments and f giving my girl a dress she loves.

Jane Thiele
Best pattern

I just absolutely love how easy and enjoyable this pattern was. It just is nice to have a company that understands larger sized women still want to look pretty.

Samantha Pope

Love the fit as usual through the bust.
If you make a muslin be sure to sew on the buttons and buttonholes or at least pin the front closed accurately to get a good idea of the fit! I did have to alter the torso length at the front a bit for my shape. I made the size 20 G-cup in a rayon print.

xiaoying chen
Lenox Shirtdress

I am full of excitement for this dress! I’ve made it up in linen, and it is one impressive pattern indeed. The neckline shaping is sleek, cup sizing is perfect, the waist is where it should be and it also has lots of room around the hips. I wore it out for a full day and it was very comfortable. I highly recommend it!