The Mortmain
£14

A sewing pattern for ambitious beginners, The Mortmain is a simple and elegant day dress in sizes 8–18. It features a fitted bodice and waistband, box pleated skirt and exposed zip to the back. There are two sleeve variations; sleeveless, and 3/4 length sleeve with a cuff and button fastening.

The Mortmain sewing pattern is printed in the UK and includes a paper pattern and instruction booklet, packaged in a durable envelope.

  • Sizing
    Body measurements:
    SIZE 8 10 12 14 16 18
    Bust (cm) 85.5cm 88cm 93cm 98.5cm 104cm 110cm
    Bust (in) 33.6” 34.6” 36.6” 38.75” 41” 43.3”
    Waist (cm) 65.5cm 68cm 73cm 78.5cm 84cm 90cm
    Waist (in) 25.75” 26.75” 28.75” 31” 33” 35.4”
    Garment Measurements:
    SIZE 8 10 12 14 16 18
    Bust (cm) 88.5cm 91cm 96cm 101.5cm 107cm 113cm
    Bust (in) 34.8” 35.8” 37.75” 40” 42” 44.5”
    Waist (cm) 69.5cm 72cm 77cm 82.5cm 88cm 94cm
    Waist (in) 27.3” 28.3” 30.3” 32.5” 34.6” 37”
  • Fabric

    Medium weight cottons (including quilting cottons), light twill, linen, cotton poplin. Not suitable for stretch fabrics.

    115cm wide fabric:
    Sleeveless (V.1) 3/4 length sleeve (V.2)
    Sizes 8–12 2 metres (2.5 yards) 2.5 metres (3 yards)
    Sizes 14–18 2.5 metres (3 yards) 3 metres (3.5 yards)
    150cm wide fabric:
    Sleeveless (V.1) 3/4 length sleeve (V.2)
    Sizes 8–12 1.5 metres (2 yards) 2 metres (2.5 yards)
    Sizes 14–18 2 metres (2.5 yards) 2.5 metres (3 yards)
    Interfacing:
    Sleeveless (V.1) 3/4 length sleeve (V.2)
    0.5m 0.5m
  • Supplies
    Notions
    • Thread (corresponding colour to your fabric)
    • Fusible interfacing
    • 22 inch exposed dress zip (metal teeth)
    • 15cm round elastic cord (3⁄4 length sleeve version only - for button fastening)
    • 2 x buttons for sleeve cuffs (3⁄4 length sleeve version only)
    Tools
    • Sewing shears
    • Paper scissors
    • Pins
    • Tailor’s chalk or marking pen
    • Zipper foot
    • Tape measure
    • Hand sewing needles
    • Point turner (not essential)