- A Print-At-Home PDF 22 x A4 or US Letter pages.
- A Copy Shop PDF 2 x A0 pages to print at your local print shop (ie. Kinkos, Officeworks)
- An instruction file 11 pages of very detailed sewing instructions with illustrations. , Download size is 2.4mb.
Materials you need at home:
- 1.8m (2 yards) of fabric with a width of 150cm (60”)
- 1.4m (1.5 yards) of knitted elastic with a width of 5-7mm (1/5”-1/4”)
- A medium sized safety pin.
- A serger or overlocker is required to make this pattern
The Cosmo Dress is a playful cut-and-sew knit dress with milkmaid style sleeves and a sexy slit in the skirt. It’s a great pattern for bright fabrics, colourblocking or neutrals. This easy-to-wear style is classy enough for cocktail bars and sexy enough for a hot date.
The Cosmo has a flattering gathered bust and a firm-fitting bodycon cut. It is "pull-over" styling, so it has no zippers or buttons to worry about. Fit it to your body and it will give you a "spanx" effect, exaggerating your natural curves.
Skill Level These instructions are aimed at intermediate sewers. You will need a good sewing vocabulary and a little bit of experience sewing with knit fabrics. A serger is required to make this dress
Sewing Machine Requirements • An overlocker (serger) threaded up for stretch knits is required for the main seams. • A sewing machine with a ballpoint needle for the slit.
Material Requirements This pattern is designed for knitted fabrics with a minimum of 5% spandex (aka lycra). The fabric should have at least 20% stretch. Ideal fabrics include ponte, scuba knit, sateen or thick jersey.
Our Lady of Leisure
Hello, darling! How lovely to meet you. We are your Ladies of Leisure, the patron saints of Sunday sewing. This is our manifesto.
We believe in creation as recreation. Sewing is good for you, darling. Relax. We believe your leisure time should be used for maximum enjoyment. This means figure-friendly sewing patterns with pain-free instructions. And it means we indulge in a sneaky short cut now and then. This is for fun, babe. We also indulge in the occasional cocktail at the sewing machine. We won't tell if you don't.
Our Lady of Leisure is a ongoing project aimed at designing modern, bold, empowering sewing patterns. Our patterns come with thorough, easy-to-understand instructions, complete with painstakingly illustrated diagrams.
This project is an absolute labour of love, so please let us know if you have suggestions on how we can improve. You mean the world to us, darling!