The Lily Dress

SSM29 LIly sewing pattern feather main sold out

As soon as the sun peeks out from behind the clouds, we start dreaming up our me-made summer holiday wardrobe – we’re thinking floaty maxi frocks and easy-to-wear styles, with details to mix and match so we can sew up different versions (when we find a summer dress sewing pattern we love, we can never make it just once!).

Update your holiday wardrobe with Cotton + Chalk’s The Lily Dress in sizes 6-20, is a staple wrap dress that can be made in a multitude of ways, with a wrap front, two bodice back styles, maxi and midi lengths and an optional waist tie. Summer, we’re ready for you!

The Lily Dress Sewing pattern

  • Take your pick from two back bodice styles.
  • Wrap bodice The front pieces cross over for a flattering wrap style.
  • Optional belt Add an self-fabric tie belt for a fitted silhouette.
  • Two length options Choose from a midi or maxi- length skirt.

Share your finished Lily Dress with us using #simplysewingmag – we’d love to see!

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The Lily Dress sewing pattern **SOLD OUT**

This issue was available with: May Simply Sewing, issue 29, £6.99. It’s now out of stock.

Sizes: UK sizes 6-20 (US 4-18/Eur 34-38)

Practise your skills:

  • Sew a casing at the waist for elastic
  • Insert pleats to the top
  • Discover sewing with stretch fabrics
  • Stabilise shoulder seams with interfacing

You will need:

  • Fabric (Dress A): 1.8–2m (178-218yds) (152in/60cm wide)
  • Fabric (Dress B): 3.2-3.9m (312-41yrds) (152in/60cm wide)
  • 5mm (14in) wide elastic, 1.2m (114yds).
  • Matching thread

Fabric suggestions:

Stretch knits with 35% stretch across the grain.


Get the pattern: With issue 29 of Simply Sewing magazine.

The Cotton + Chalk Lily Dress sewing pattern back