Friday Frock: Named’s Olivia dress

At this time of year, our minds turn to sewing the ultimate Christmas frock – one that’s flattering and comfortable even after we’ve scoffed a festive feast, all the mince pies and a few rounds of cheese and biscuits (not to mention several glasses of celebratory fizz).

Well, ladies, we’ve found a winner in the form of Named’s elegant Olivia pattern. Hello, dream Christmas Day dress…


The classic wrap dress is a festive-season wardrobe saviour, and Named’s version is a stunner.

The Olivia features a tulip-shaped skirt, an on-trend below-the-knee length and elastic waist (win!) with an adjustable waist tie, plus handy in-seam side pockets for stashing chocolate coins (that’s what we’d use ours for, anyway).

Stitch up in super-soft jersey for the ultimate in comfortable party dressing.

It’s available as a pdf download or a printed pattern from the Named website.

Merry sewing! x

Issue 11 Cover printP.s. Like this? You’ll love our easy-sew Infinity Dress from Simply Sewing issue 11, out now!

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