Sew your new favourite summer dress! The Leila Dress is a comfy T-shirt style sewing pattern with a tie belt and faux wrap detail for easy wear.
Packing clothes for your summer break is so much more fun when they’re all me-made, right? If your holiday wardrobe is in need of a boost, though, you’re in luck – The Leila Dress is super-comfy, super-chic, and super speedy to sew.
With a relaxed T-shirt style, an optional tie belt and a chic faux wrap midi skirt that’s sewn in place for easy wear, this dress is going to be our go-to outfit for holidays, barbecues and parties. We’re going to need more than one, that’s for sure!
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The Leila Dress: digital sewing pattern
This pattern is available to download (PDF) in our pattern store.
UK sizes 6-20, US 4-18 and EUR 34-48.
You will need
- Fabric: 3.5mx115cm (4ydx45in); 3mx140cm (31⁄4ydx55in)
- Clear elastic or flexible seam tape: 9mm x 8m (83⁄4yds)
- Ballpoint needle
- Twin ballpoint needle
- Matching thread
- Basic sewing kit
Light to medium-weight knit fabrics with at least 30% stretch.
- Sew with knit fabrics
- Insert an elastic waist
- Make a belt
- Insert sleeves
- Add pockets