We used the lengthen line on the Ellsworth pattern to make it into a dress and we are so in love with the result. It’s the perfect transitional dress into Autumn, ideal with tights and brogues. We chose our Paper Cotton for this sample, which is very much a summer weight. Our Organic Cotton Poplins would be ideal for making a more opaque version, colours are below, along with instructions, but it’s a very easy adjustment.
The Ellsworth pattern is available in sizes 6 – 18, and 18 – 28. Elwen made a size 14 here, which is a size or two up from her normal size for an oversized fit. For reference Elwen is 5.8. We used an extra metre on top of the noted fabric requirements, how much you need will depend on how much you intend to lengthen.
From left to right | Diesel, Black, Little Creek and Valencia. All organic cotton poplins, 150cm wide and £12/m.