The Lauren Set

The Lauren Set dress sewing pattern

Sew a comfy new jersey staple for your day-to-day wardrobe with The Lauren Set, an easy-wear polo-neck top and midi dress.

There’s nothing like opening your wardrobe in the morning to a rail full of stylish me-made garments to choose from, so we’re working on filling ours up with clothes we’ll love to wear everyday – and we see many versions of this issue’s Lauren Set in our sewing future!

This staple style features an elegant polo neck and can be made as a top or slinky midi dress. We’ll have one in every colour, please…

Don’t forget to share your finished Lauren top or dress with us tagged #simplysewingmag!

The Lauren Set sewing pattern

 The Lauren Set sewing pattern


UK sizes 6-20, US 4-18 and EUR 34-48

You will need:

  • Knit fabric: Dress: 3.3mx115cm (334ydx45in) or Top: 2.5mx115cm (234ydx45in)
  • Ballpoint sewing machine needle
  • Twin ballpoint needle (see notes)
  • Clear elastic: 6m (612yds) x 5mm (14in)
  • Fusible edge tape
  • Basic sewing kit

Fabric suggestions:

Light to medium weight stretch knit fabrics such as cotton jersey or viscose jersey.


  • Learn to sew with Jersey
  • Dressmaking: make and attach long sleeves
  • Construct and attach a polo neck


  • Use a 1.5cm (58in) seam allowance.
  • Stretch fabric seams must be stabilised to avoid ripped stitches – clear elastic or fusible edge tape are two options.
  • A twin ballpoint needle will produce a double row of stitching, ideal for hems.


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SS51 The Lauren Set