Tessuti Lois Dress

When Tessuti dropped their latest pattern, the Lois Dress, it raced ahead of all of my other WIPs (blergh!) to the front of my sewing queue. I knew I had perfect fabric for it in my stash, which also helped.

I need to start by saying I LOVE this dress!! I think I say that about most items I make, but I really, really mean it this time!

The Lois is comfortable and incredibly slimming. I like that there isn’t a waist seam, but it still drapes perfectly, giving just the right amount of shape. I love the v-neck, and while it was a little too low for my liking and occupation, just a few little hand stitches were needed to raise the neckline about an inch and it was perfect. I doubted the sleeves and the bias cuffs, but after two wears, I really love them. I also doubted the true, longer, midi length on my frame, but again, after two wears have realised it is perfect. I wore this yesterday when speaking in front of the new Kindergarten parents for 2018 and was asked a few times about where my dress came from, which is always ace, though I do feel a bit weird still telling people I make my clothes – Do you find that??

Anyway, the pattern is a complete winner in my opinion. The only change aside from raising the v-neck was to very, very slightly take in the bodice seams, but only by 1/4 inch each side, which also led to me lengthening the side skirt darts.

Now to the fabric – I LOVE it too!! It’s a viscose from Blackbird Fabrics and it is just lovely to sew and wear. The print is spot on. You might recognise the print from this maxi dress I made recently. It’s the same, but just a different colour way. I clearly couldn’t decide when shopping and purchased both, because why not right? I’m so glad I did now.

So that’s that. Go on over and try the Lois dress and definitely head over to Blackbird Fabrics and see if you can snap up some of her awesome viscose prints!


  • Beth_SunnyGalStudio

    really pretty and perfect fabric.It’s always so fun to have a new floral dress!

  • Great dress. You look gorgeous. I also ordered from Blackbird and thought I was crazy getting fabric sent all the way from Canada but glad I did as I love the viscose in particular…..

  • I loved this pattern from its release so I love seeing it made up. I will make it myself as soon as I find the perfect fabric.

  • Gorgeous viscose, perfect for Lois, looks great on you ;o)

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