Elsie is the ultimate party girl! Born out of a desire for a graceful, grown-up party dress, Elsie is perfect for warm, balmy evenings in the sun, as well as those festive, wintery soirees.
With a gently curved v-neckline, flattering princess seams, dramatic pleats and a nod to our favourite fashions of the ’50s, the Elsie Dress is elegant, sophisticated and guaranteed to catch an eye.
Designed to have that immaculate finish inside as well as out, Elsie features a fully lined and faced bodice, neat invisible zip and delicate hand finishing. The pattern also comes with a quick-to-sew skirt version too.
The Elsie Dress is designed for advanced beginner to intermediate sewers who have made a couple of fitted garments before. If you’ve made a Betty Dress you can definitely give Elsie a go!
Fabric & Notions
The Elsie Dress makes the ideal canvas for those special fabrics; think striking stretch cottons, brilliant brocades and dazzling jacquards. Cotton poplin, silk dupion, taffeta and even lighter soft furnishing fabrics would be lovely. Ideally you want to choose something with a bit of body so that the skirt can hold the pleats. We suggest avoiding anything with too much drape for Elsie.
See envelope back for fabric requirements
This pattern is suitable for intermediate sewers.
About the designer
Sew Over It was founded by Lisa Comfort, who had a desire to teach people how to sew. With a mixture of vintage inspired styles and modern classics Sew Over It offer something to suit any occasion.