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Liz Dress


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Meet the Liz Dress! This gorgeous and feminine dress has beautiful details: a shelf bust with a pleated bra inset, a lovely underbust band that becomes a flattering shoulder strap, a pretty V-neck back, and a full and fabulous gathered skirt that you’ll love to flounce about in. It’s all topped off with a waist tie with optional hand-sewn fringe ends. As always, my “choose your own adventure” instructions will show you the best techniques for a beautifully fitted and constructed garment while letting you be the mistress of your own sewing destiny.

This dress is classic 1950s fashion, and I borrowed many of the details from one of the most beautiful vintage dresses I own. I also borrowed the name Liz from one of the most beautiful women who ever lived: Elizabeth Taylor. There are photos of a young Elizabeth wearing a dress similar to this design in a beautiful, pale sage green satin, so I’m pretty sure she would approve.

This dress is a continuation of the Charm Patterns Lamour Dress, in some ways: the bodices and skirts are all interchangeable. This means that you can easily pair the Liz Bodice with the Lamour Three-Quarter Circle Skirt or the Sarong Skirt. Or use Liz’s Gathered Skirt to extend the already-brimming-with-choices Lamour bodices. And don’t forget the matching boleros! The Charm Patterns Dorothy Bolero was designed to be paired with both Lamour and Liz.


Fabric Notes

Main Fabric: Light- to medium-weight wovens: cottons like poplin, broadcloth, shirting, sateen, eyelet, pique, and lawn; silks with body like dupioni and shantung; linen and linen blends; brocade; silk/wool blends.

Lining: light- to medium-weight cottons and lining fabrics.

Note: instructions are included for lining just the bodice or the entire dress.



  • Dress fabric (see yardage chart in pattern)
  • Lining fabric (see yardage chart in pattern)
  • Underlining fabric or interfacing (see yardage chart in pattern)
  • Thread to match fabric
  • 18″ zipper
  • 1 skein of embroidery floss for tie fringe (optional)
  • 1/4 yard (0.2 m) fusible interfacing or roll of 1 1/4-inch-wide (3 cm) fusible stay tape to stabilize zipper opening


Yardage Chart:

Piece Name Sizes 2-10 Sizes 12-20
Bodice (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
45 in 1-1/4 yd • 1.1 m 1-1/2 yd • 1.4 m
60 in 1 yd • .9 m 1-1/8 yd • 1 m
Bodice Lining (1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9)
45 in 3/4 yd • .7 m 1-1/8 yd • 1 m
60 in 1/2 yd • .5 m 3/4 yd • .7 m
Bodice Underlining (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
45 in 1 yd • .9 m 1-1/2 yd • 1.4 m
60 in 7/8 yd • .8 m 1 yd • .9 m
Skirt, pockets and tie (10, 11, 12, 13)
45 in 4 yd • 3.7 m 4-3/8 yd • 4 m
60 in 3 yd • 2.7 m 3-5/8 yd • 3.3 m

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