Lotta Dress Sewing Pattern - by Emporia

Sizes 8-20

The Lotta Dress is ideal to wear to a wedding or a summer party, or as a nice summer dress. It's one of Emporia's more traditional style dress patterns and has the option of having small puff sleeves or being completely sleeveless, depending on what suits you best. Lotta features a very fitted bodice and a full gathered skirt, giving an old-school curvy silhouette; a matching v neck at the front and back make it that little bit more glamorous too.

As Lotta features several diamond shaped darts, a neckline facing, in-seam pockets and the addition of either sleeves or armhole facings, it's a bit more of an improver or intermediate sewing pattern. You can prepare for the summer in light cottons or lawn, try out a silk or chambray, or go more formal with taffeta or raw silk; you could even try out a stretch cotton or a ponte roma for variety.

The Lotta Dress pattern comes in sizes 8 - 20.


Finished garment measurements:

8 - 34"/86cm bust and 26"/66cm waist

10 - 36"/91cm bust and 28"/71cm waist

12 - 38"/96cm bust and 30"/76cm waist

14 - 40"/101cm bust and 32"/81cm waist

16 - 42"/106cm bust and 34"/86cm waist

18 - 44"/111cm bust and 36"/91cm waist

20 - 46"/116cm bust and 38"/96cm waist


The length of the dress is dictated by you depending on how long you wish to make it.

Fabric requirements:

Please note that you are required to measure and cut your own skirt length for this pattern based on your own measurements and desired length, so please do take that into account when working out your fabric requirements.

Sleeved version -

Size 8 - 1m (+ amount for skirt piece) 112cm/45" or 150cm/60" wide

Size 10 - 1m (+ amount for skirt piece) 112cm/45" or 150cm/60" wide

Size 12 - 1m (+ amount for skirt piece) 112cm/45" or 150cm/60" wide

Size 14 - 1.2m (+ amount for skirt piece) 112cm/45" or 150cm/60" wide

Size 16 - 1.4m (+ amount for skirt piece) 112cm/45" or 150cm/60" wide

Size 18 - 1.6m (+ amount for skirt piece) 112cm/45" or 150cm/60" wide

Size 20 - 1.8m (+ amount for skirt piece) 112cm/45" or 150cm/60" wide


Sleeveless version -

Size 8 - 55cm (+ skirt piece) 112cm/45" wide or 150cm/60" wide

Size 10 - 55cm (+ skirt piece) 112cm/45" wide or 150cm/60" wide

Size 12 - 55cm (+ skirt piece) 112cm/45" wide or 150cm/60" wide

Size 14 - 75cm (+ skirt piece) 112cm/45" wide or 150cm/60" wide

Size 16 - 95cm (+ skirt piece) 112cm/45" wide or 150cm/60" wide

Size 18 - 115cm (+ skirt piece) 112cm/45" wide or 150cm/60" wide

Size 20 - 135cm (+ skirt piece) 112cm/45" wide or 150cm/60" wide


Fabric recommendations:

Cotton, cotton lawn, cotton viscose, twill, chambray, poplin, cotton sateen, taffeta.

All Emporia patterns are produced on paper and feature different coloured lines to differentiate between each size.

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