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Linda is a column dress fitted at the waistline which features puffy elasticated sleeves and front cut-out cups to accentuate the bustline, tied together by front rouleau straps. Linda’s skirt has a straight silhouette that is divided into a centre and side panels with a slit on the right side.

On the back side Linda features a scoop back neck, side fish-eye darts and an invisible zip closure.

This pattern is for personal and non-profit use only. 

Due to the nature of digital files, we do not accept returns on our PDF patterns or products.


For a soft, drapey effect choose fabrics like tencel, silk, viscose, rayon challis, linen viscose blends and tencel blends.
Interfacing: light to mid-weight woven poly interfacing.

The dress in these sewing instructions is made of 100% viscose.

Height Group 1

Main: 140 cm (55″) wide fabric: 1.9 – 2.4 m (2.1 – 2.6 yd).

Interfacing: 150 cm (59″) wide: 20 cm (8")

Height Group 2

Main: 140 cm (55″) wide fabric: 2 – 2.5 m (2.2 – 2.7 yd).

Interfacing: 150 cm (59″) wide: 20 cm (8")

  • 50 cm (20”) Invisible zip
  • 68 cm (27”) x 7 mm (1/4”) wide elastic for sleeves
  • 1 set of hook-and-eye
  • Bias-cut fusible stay tape
  • Straight-grain fusible tape
  • 1 Matching thread spool for regular machine
  • 3 Matching thread spools for overlocker
  • Invisible zip foot
  • Chalk
  • Ruler
  • Thin hand sewing needle
  • Wood clapper
  • Tailor’s ham
  • Sleeve board


  • Intermediate 3/5


  • Complete photographed sewing instructions available in PDF
  • A0 Copyshop PDF file 
  • Plotter A0 width PDF file with continuous printing
  • A4 paper format for Home Printing PDF file
  • Letter paper format for Home Printing PDF file
  • This is a multi-size sewing pattern set in layers
  • Includes seam allowances 
  • D cup option - A4 & Letter paper format for Home Printing PDF file


6 to 22 UK,  34 to 50 EU,  2 to 18 US 

All of our patterns are drafted to fit B cup size.

Available from bust 80 cm to 112 cm  - 31 1/2" to 44"

Available from hip 87 cm to 119 cm  - 34 1/4" to 46 3/4"

Bella loves patterns size chart update


The pattern is offered in two height groups: 160 and 170 cm (5’3” and 5’7”), when buying this pattern you should select the closest height to your body, if you are in the middle choose the tallest. Both patterns have exactly the same width around the body, the only difference is in the length.

If you are outside these groups, you may need to alter the pattern length at the lengthen/shorten lines marked on the pattern pieces

For more info check our Size Cart page.


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