Stitch a swishy dress! Easy to make, with no fiddly bits, Lotta is a perfect dressmaking project for beginners, or a satisfyingly speedy sew for more experienced stitchers. It has a blousey bodice and flared skirt, cinched in with a narrow elasticated waistline. Choose between knee-length or midi-length skirt, with grown-on short sleeves or bracelet-length drop shoulder sleeves, with optional deep patch pockets. To make it even more versatile, you can make this dress in either woven fabric or stretchy jersey.

Want an extra helping hand with sewing your Lotta dress? Sign up to our online workshop, Sew an Easy Dress. Through video lessons, Tilly will show you all the steps to sew the Lotta dress. You can watch the videos anytime you want and will learn a wealth of dressmaking tips, tricks and techniques that you can use again and again on future sewing projects – from cutting out fabric to understitching, and stitching an elasticated waist channel. The Easy Dress workshop is the perfect way to start your sewing journey.

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