Oliver + S

bistro dress sewing pattern

bistro dress sewing pattern
Price: $14.95
Brand: Liesl + Co.
Item: OLV-LC013BD
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This semifitted sheath dress is designed to be flattering while also allowing you to move and to be comfortable. It includes a sash and belt loops for a more fitted look, and the pattern includes options for a wide variety of styles. Choose from long sleeves with a notched neckline or short sleeves with a feminine Peter Pan collar.

 

bistro dress sewing pattern
  • Description

    This semifitted sheath dress is designed to be flattering while also allowing you to move and to be comfortable. It includes a sash and belt loops for a more fitted look, and the pattern includes options for a wide variety of styles. Choose from long sleeves with a notched neckline or short sleeves with a feminine Peter Pan collar. Both dresses include an invisible side zipper and can be made lined or unlined. Instructions include detailed information for doing a full-bust adjustment.

    Suggested Fabrics

    Dress: Medium-weight woven fabrics like cotton sateen, chambray, twill, canvas, denim, duck, linen, and light- to medium-weight wool.
    Lining (optional): Lightweight fabrics like voile and lawn.

    Notions

    Coordinating thread, one 16" invisible zipper, lightweight fusible interfacing.

    bistro dress sewing pattern

    Fabric Guide

    size 0 2 4 6 8 10
    View A, 44" Fabric 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards
    View A, 58" Fabric 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 1/4 yards
    View B, 44" Fabric 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards
    View B, 58" Fabric 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 1/4 yards
    Lining, 44" Fabric 2 1/4 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards
    Lining, 58" Fabric 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards

    size 12 14 16 18 20
    View A, 44" Fabric 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 3/4 yards
    View A, 58" Fabric 2 1/4 yards 3 yards 3 1/4 yards 3 1/4 yards 3 1/4 yards
    View B, 44" Fabric 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 1/4 yards
    View B, 58" Fabric 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 3/4 yards 2 3/4 yards
    Lining, 44" Fabric 2 1/2 yards 2 3/4 yards 2 3/4 yards 2 3/4 yards 2 3/4 yards
    Lining, 58" Fabric 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards


    Finished Measurements

    size 0 2 4 6 8 10
    Chest 33" 34" 35" 36" 37" 38"
    Waist 27" 28" 29" 30" 31" 32"
    Hip 37 3/4" 38 3/4" 39 3/4" 40 3/4" 41 3/4" 42 3/4"
    Length* 38 1/2" 39" 39 1/4" 39 3/4" 40" 40 1/4"

    size 12 14 16 18 20
    Chest 39 1/2" 41" 42 1/2" 44 1/2" 46 1/2"
    Waist 33 1/2" 35" 36 1/2" 38 1/2" 40 1/2"
    Hip 44 1/4" 45 3/4" 47 1/4" 49 1/4" 51 1/4"
    Length* 40 1/2" 41" 41 1/4" 41 1/2" 42"

    * Measured from shoulder at neckline

  • English System
    Pattern
    Size
    Bust
    (in.)
    Natural Waist
    (in.)
    Dropped Waist
    (in.) *
    Hips
    (in.)
    0 32 1/2" 25" 27" 35"
    2 33 1/2" 26" 28" 36"
    4 34 1/2" 27" 29" 37"
    6 35 1/2" 28" 30" 38"
    8 36 1/2" 29" 31" 39"
    10 37 1/2" 30" 32" 40"
    12 39" 31 1/2" 33 1/2" 41 1/2"
    14 40 1/2" 33" 35" 43"
    16 42" 34 1/2" 36 1/2" 44 1/2"
    18 44" 36 1/2" 38 1/2" 46 1/2"
    20 46" 38 1/2" 40 1/2" 48 1/2"

    * 1 1/2" below natural waist

     

    Metric System
    Pattern
    Size
    Bust
    (cm)
    Natural Waist
    (cm)
    Dropped Waist
    (cm) *
    Hips
    (cm)
    0 83 64 69 89
    2 85 66 71 92
    4 88 69 74 94
    6 90 71 76 97
    8 93 74 79 99
    10 95 76 81 102
    12 99 80 85 106
    14 103 84 89 109
    16 107 88 93 113
    18 112 93 98 118
    20 117 98 103 123

    * 4 cm below natural waist

     

  • Average rating: (4.7 of 5) based on 9 reviews

    Great dress and pattern
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 04/05/2017
    Bought this a few weeks ago and finished my first dress. The core design of this pattern is wonderful. I made no changes to the pattern, used the FBA instructions, and made a muslin. Perfect fitting multi-purpose dress. I'm already planning another summer version and a fall/winter version. One of the many things I love is that it is easy to envision my own variations to the neck line and sleeves. Thank you Oliver and S for making my first digital pattern experience a good one!
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    Love this dress
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 12/28/2016
    I made this pattern almost identical to the cover photo in a navy fabric. It is gorgeous. I'm lazy and never make a muslin, preferring to fit during construction. That means that the dress is a bit too loose but I can't do anything about it due to the side zipper. Next time I will move the zipper to the back. This is probably my 3rd or 4th Oliver + S pattern. The instructions are second to none and the quality of the pattern is excellent. Looking forward to making this again without the collar and in a print.
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    Lovely fit
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 08/24/2016
    I just completed my first Bistro dress. Having made plenty of clothes from oliver + s, I was pleased to find the instructions just as clear and detailed. I did have to adjust the darts but otherwise the fit is great. My only problem was that the armholes are a bit snug and the sleeves (short-sleeved version) are slightly too tight, so I will have to adjust the armhole for my next version. But I definitely plan to make this again!
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    Fantastic pattern
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 06/02/2016
    The Bistro dress is my first Liesl pattern. The pattern is clearly made by someone that knows have to make patterns. I bought the Bistro dress pattern after having struggled to adjust and fit several fitted bodice dress patterns. The Bistro dress pattern was a relief. I made my dress in a tiny dog tooth linen from Merchant and Mills called Frontier Blue and the result was over all expectations. I have already started on my second Bistro dress and will definitely try other patterns. The detailed instructions for inserting the invisible zipper resulted in a truly invisible zipper on the first attempt. A very satisfying project. Highly recommended pattern.
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    Nice dress!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 06/02/2016
    This turned out well for a first try! I carefully did the full bust adjustment as detailed in the pattern and am pleased. I find it to be more "fitted" than semi-fitted even though I carefully chose the size recommended. My dress is made from a lighter weight stretch denim. I moved the zipper to the back and found that I didn't need the belt to achieve a fitted look. I will make this again!!
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    My favourite dress
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 12/21/2015
    I love this pattern. It is so versatile. Ive made it twice with short sleeves and no collar. Next time I am doing the collar. It's so much fun dreaming up more projects when the pattern is so easy to follow and fits so well. Thank you.
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    Fantastic, reliable, beautiful pattern.
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 10/24/2015
    Fantastic pattern. My first Liesl pattern but I was pretty sure I could trust it as a blog follower... I wasn't wrong. I followed the carefully written instructions and took it step by step (though some of the techniques were new to me) and it worked out perfectly. On the basis of this, I would buy and rely on other patterns for future garments. Totally reliable, fantastic guidance for learners and above all a beautiful dress I'm really proud of that looks great.
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    A great smart-casual dress
    Reviewed by on 02/17/2015
    This was my first adult Oliver & S/Liesl & S pattern and it was well worth the time to put together the PDF! It sewed up very quickly, the instructions were great and I have had lots of compliments in the office :-).
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    Elegant yet casual
    Reviewed by on 01/21/2015
    Im giving this pattern 4 stars only because I hate putting in zippers. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. I used couture techniques to create my dress in a medium weight linen and could not be happier. I really feel Liesl is spot on with this design, it is both timeless and versatile. I can move from work to dinner effortlessly. Time well spent in creating my dress and could not be happier
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