We are very excited to announce the launch of a new and improved size range for the Lodo dress sewing pattern. You can now purchase the Lodo in either a size range of 0 - 18 with a C cup or a size range of 14 - 30 and a D cup. The Lodo is our first pattern that has our new size range and we couldn't be happier with the result. We are currently working on some of our other patterns behind the scenes and can't wait to show those to you soon.
You may wonder how the size 14 - 30 version differs from the original size 0 - 18 design. The answer is not very much. Our size 14 - 30 size chart and block has a slightly more curvy set of dimensions than our size 0 - 18 block. As a result it is drafted for a D instead of a C cup (meaning a 4" rather than a 3" difference between your full and high bust) and has a 1" larger difference between the waist and hip circumference. Both size ranges are drafted for an average height of 5'5". You can see our new size chart below.
To accommodate the fuller bust on our new block, we added a bust dart to the 14 - 30 size range of the Lodo. Not only does this give you a bit more room in the bust area, but it also gives you a place to make adjustments for fuller or smaller busts if needed.
Other than the dart, the shape and design of the Lodo should look just the same as the 0 - 18 design. It has a subtle cocoon shape to the body of the dress, hitting a couple of inches above the knee for View B and mid-calf for View A. View A also has a center back slit for movability.
This updated and slightly more sophisticated version of a T-shirt dress is best sewn up in structured knits such as ponte, scuba, and double knit . with an approximate 25% amount of stretch. It's an easy sew that we think is perfect for all of the holiday events coming up.
Both PDF size ranges for the Lodo are 20% off through Sunday, November 10th (no code needed). You can find the Lodo in both size ranges in our shop here.