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Lea Dress PDF Sewing Pattern

Lea Dress PDF Sewing Pattern

PDF Pattern in sizes 6-30

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Sew a vintage-inspired tea dress with the Lea Dress PDF Sewing Pattern, now in sizes UK 6-30!

The Lea Dress was inspired by a dress worn by Lea Seydoux in the James Bond film Spectre, and we originally released it with Issue 2 of the Lisa Comfort Magazine.

With a 1940s design that also resonates with a classic 1990s style, Lea is a button-up tea dress that never goes out of style.

The dress features a V-neck bodice fitted with waist darts on the front and back and a panelled skirt that drapes gently around the hips and is made for twirling. Lea also includes optional in-seam pockets, for those of us who can't live without them!

The short sleeves are finished with turn ups, 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 beautiful in a print (florals especially) and classic in a plain colour. Pick a fabric with plenty of drape, like a viscose or a crepe, to make the most of the swishy skirt.

Get inspired by the Lea Pinterest Board and see what other people have been making 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.

Pattern Sizes & Fabric Requirements

The Lea Dress sewing pattern is available in UK sizes 6-30. The pattern is split into two different blocks, sizes 6-20 (B cup) and sizes 18-30 (D cup). See the size charts below for details on fabric requirements.

Bundles, Pattern Hacks & Add-On Packs

Have you thought about hacking the Lea Dress into a cute button up shirt?

Tutorials & Sewalongs

Fancy sewing your Lea Dress along with Rosie? Our Lea Dress workshop takes you through every step of sewing up the Lea Dress as well as common fitting adjustments.

Make a Tea Dress: Lea Dress

The whole Team made the Lea Dress and we filmed a chat about our personal fitting process for this pattern. Have a look on the vlog.

What will I receive?

The downloadable pattern file contains:

  • Printable PDF Pattern in sizes A4, US Letter & A0
  • Fully-illustrated printable instruction booklet

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

What is a PDF pattern?

A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home on A4 or US letter paper.

Choose to add on A0 printing and we will print the pattern on our A0 printers and post it to you so all you need to access digitally is the instruction booklet.

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 free tutorial How to Assemble a PDF Pattern

Is this sewing pattern layered?

Yes! This pattern is layered so you can print off just the size(s) that you need. Find out more about layering here.

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

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