Tilly & The Buttons Sewing Pattern - Lotta Dress


Sew a simple dress with the help of popular pattern designer, Tilly & The Buttons.

This pattern was made for beginners, so don't shy away if you've never done any dressmaking before - the full-colour photos and step by step instructions with the pattern make it a breeze to start building your skills! 

Easy to make, Lotta is a perfect project for beginners, and a satisfying speedy sew for more experienced stitchers. It has a blousy bodice and flared skirt, cinched in with a narrow elasticated waistline.

Choose from a 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.

Fabric requirements: 

Light- to medium-weight drapey fabrics such as chambray, viscose/rayon, Tencel/lyocell, double gauze, brushed cotton or crêpe. The short sleeve version can be made in less drapey fabrics such as linen, cotton lawn, and seersucker.For more experienced stitchers, single knit drapey jersey, stretch velvet or light-weight French terry can also be used.

You will need: 2.5-2.8m x 150cm wide OR 2.5-2.9m x 115cm wide (for sizes 1-5, in knee length only).

(Note you cannot use 115cm wide fabric for the midi length version or for sizes 5 and above as the pieces won't fit on the fabric. All sizes of the knee-length dress and sizes 1-6 of the midi-length dress will also fit on 140cm (56in) wide fabric. Sizes 7-8 of the midi-length dress will fit on 145cm (58in) wide fabric.)

  • Produced by Tilly & The Buttons
  • 2 designs to make from the pattern
  • Full-colour, step-by-step instructions
  • Designed for beginners
  • Fits measurements from 30-48 inch bust/ 24-42inch waist/ 33-51inch hips (cut according to size required)

Size guide: 

1 76cm (30in) 61cm (24in) 84cm (33in)
2 81cm (32in) 66cm (26in) 89cm (35in)
3 86.5cm (34in) 71cm (28in) 94cm (37in)
4 91.5cm (36in) 76cm (30in) 99cm (39in)
5 96.5cm (38in) 81cm (32in) 104cm (41in)
6 101.5cm (40in) 86.5cm (34in) 109cm (43in) 
7 106.5cm (42in) 91.5cm (36in) 114cm (45in)
8 112cm (44in) 96.5cm (38in)

119.5cm (47in)

9 117cm (46in)
101.5cm (40in)

124.5cm (49in)

10 122cm (48in) 106.5cm (42in)

129.5cm (51in)