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!
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. .
Because the bodice is fully lined, you will also need lining fabric. For this we recommend either a soft cotton lawn or a rayon for summer, whilst for a winter dress, you might prefer to try a regular acetate lining.
Elsie comes in UK sizes 8-20. See the chart for details on fabric requirements.
Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.