Sew Over It Elsie Dress (and Skirt!) Adult Sewing Pattern

Brand: Sew Over It
Product Code: SOIEDS
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Price: £14.50



Elsie is the ultimate party girl! Borne out of a desire for a graceful, grown-up party dress, Elsie is perfect for warm, balmy evenings in the sun, as well as those festive, wintery soirees.


With a gently curved v-neckline, flattering princess seams, dramatic pleats and a nod to our favourite fashions of the ’50s, the Elsie Dress is elegant, sophisticated and guaranteed to catch an eye. We can definitely see Betty Draper in this! 


Designed to have that immaculate finish inside as well as out, Elsie features a fully lined and faced bodice, neat invisible zip and delicate hand finishing.


The pattern also comes with a quick-to-sew skirt version too!


The pattern contains full instructions with beautifully illustrated diagrams.

Sizes 8 -20 - we strongly recommend measuring yourself and checking your size against the back of the pattern (image above) as sewing pattern sizes are not the same as 'off the peg' sizes.

Skill Level


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!


Extra help can be found in Sew Over It's Elsie Dress Sewalong - click here!



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




Version 1 - Dress

Main fabric

140cm wide fabric - 3.4mtrs (sizes 8-10) 3.5mtrs (sizes 12-20)

Lining fabric

  • 115cm wide lining fabric - 0.5mtrs (sizes 8-12) 0.6mtrs (sizes 14-20) 
  • OR 140cm wide lining fabric - 0.4mtrs (sizes 8-12) 0.5mtrs (sizes 14-20)  

22" concealed zip.

70cm lightweight fusible interfacing (you can add this with your pattern above).


Version 2 - Skirt

140cm wide fabric - 3.2mtrs (all sizes)

9" concealed zip.

Lightweight fusible interfacing 90cm x 20cm (sizes 8-10) 100cm x 20cm (all other sizes) - you can add this with your pattern above, for sizes 8-10 there is one option - 20cm x 90cm, for larger sizes you can choose 40cm x 90 and place a join in your interfacing, or if you want a continuous length of interfacing you can opt to buy a full mtr. 

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