Lea Dress PDF Sewing Pattern



Lisa was inspired to create Lea while watching the James Bond film Spectre, where Bond Girl Léa Seydoux enters one sunny scene in a stunning 1940s inspired, button-up tea dress.

Originally released with Issue 2 of the Lisa Comfort Magazine, due to popular demand the Lea Dress is now available as a stand-alone PDF pattern.

The V-neck bodice is fitted with waist darts on the front and back and the panel skirt gives the dress movement, draping gently around the hips without adding any fullness. The short sleeves are finished with turn ups for that vintage touch, and the dress is fastened with buttons all the way down the front.

Lea is perfect for spring and summer, she is easy to wear and looks just as good in an on-trend patterned fabric as she does in a classic colour. Pick a fabric with plenty of drape, like a viscose or a crepe, to make the most of the flared skirt.

See what other people have been making in the Lea Dress Gallery and on Instagram with the hashtag #soileadress.

Sewing Level
The Lea Dress is a Confident Beginner sewing pattern.

Fabric Suggestions
For the Lea Dress we recommend lightweight woven fabrics with a good drape such as viscose/rayon and crepe.

Fabric Requirements

The Lea Dress sewing pattern is sized between UK sizes 8-20. See the chart for details on fabric requirements. 

Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.

What will I receive?
The downloadable pattern file contains:

  • printable pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop format)
  • fully-photographed printable instruction booklet
  • copyshop permission letter

The Lea Dress pattern is either 45 A4 pages, 48 US letter pages, or 2 A0 copyshop pages.

If you purchase the PDF Pattern + Copyshop Printing option, you will also receive your pattern printed on A0 paper in the post. Find out more about our PDF Printing Service here.

So what is a PDF pattern?
A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home on A4 or US letter paper. Alternatively you can choose to have the copyshop files printed on large A0 paper, and posted to you at home. If you’re using the A4 or US letter options, simply download, print at home, tape together and let the sewing begin! When you print the pattern, print at 100% (you might have to uncheck the scale box). Print page 1 first, the square should measure 10cm x 10cm.

Never used a PDF pattern before and would like some help? Learn everything you need to know in our handy Guide to Assembling PDF Patterns over on our blog!

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