Pattern Spotlight: Lucy Dress

Pattern Spotlight

Our Lucy dress is the perfect all-rounder. Able to be made as a mini or midi dress, with sleeves or without, Lucy can be made to suit any occasion, whether it be a summer day out or a winter date night! With so many options, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite ways to design, hack and style your Lucy dress! 

Design Your Lucy

Lucy works best in softer fabrics with a good drape. For an easy, understated look, why not try making Lucy in our classic black crepe?

Lucy also works well in a pattern, especially a floral print! Check out the Lucy dress Adelle (@button_and_pip) made for her friend’s birthday in a gorgeous blue floral:

 If you're in need of a bit of floral inspo, we love this gorgeous flora rayon from Sister Mintaka for an easy summer look, or this blush hydrangea viscose for a brighter, more statement dress.


Hack Your Lucy

Your Lucy pattern includes a variety of ways to change up your Lucy dress, including open and closed back variations, adding sleeves, and changing the length to create a mini or midi dress. We also have a Lucy pattern hack available, showing how to adapt your pattern to add flutter sleeves and/or a V neck!

If a long sleeve is more your thing, then why not mix up your sleeves by adding a gathered sleeve head? Follow our tutorial below to learn how to add gathered sleeve heads to your Lucy dress:

  • Slash to separate the top of the sleeve from the rest.
  • Do a series of evenly spaced slashes across the top of the sleeve.
  • Keeping the base of these to form a consistent line, lift and separate these out – the wider you spread them the more gathered your sleeve head will be.
  • Draw in a new line to create a new sleeve shape.
  • Stitch by gathering the top to fit the armhole when inserting the sleeve.


Style Your Lucy

The great thing about the Lucy dress is that it’s a piece that doesn’t need much; all you have to do is add heels and it’s the perfect date night outfit!

If you want to keep it more casual, why not try layering your Lucy with a plain turtleneck and boots for a cosy autumn look?

Credit: Sarah's Real Life

Learn more and shop Lucy here.

Like Lucy? Then check out our Sarah wrap skirt pattern spotlight here!

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