Classic tailoring blends with effortless style in the Lenox Shirtdress. This structured beauty features curve-friendly princess seams, a traditional or band collar, 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!
SEWING LEVEL: Intermediate.
SIZING: 12 to 28, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H). See Sizing Guide.
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.
Use the dropdown menu above to order either a Printed Pattern, which will be mailed to your address, or a PDF Pattern, which can be downloaded.
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. For more on PDFs, see the FAQs.
Instructions: 17 pages (5.9 MB)
Pattern pieces (for each cup size): 50 pages (up to 1 MB each)
Copy shop (A0 or US 36" x 48" size): 2 pages for A0, 2 pages for US (up to 1 MB each)
I've made two of these so far and will be making more, I'm sure. The instructions are very clear and Carrie offered great advice on fit questions. I am much larger through hips and waist than up top and the help I got from Cashmerette on how to alter the pattern was invaluable. I've gotten lots of compliments on this dress!