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Pattern launch: the Louisa dress for women

By 07/12/2015Blog

Today I’m launching the Louisa dress of women. Both on paper and as a PDF pattern. I’ve been really looking forward to this moment. Ever since I launched the Louisa for girls, I got the question to release this one. That’s already two years in fact. But you know how that goes: I wanted to loose weight first. :) So finally I did and the Louisa dress was of course the first project that I wanted to realise.

The Louisa dress by Compagnie M. is a vintage inspired pattern with a modern twist. Unique pockets and two sleeve options make this a versatile pattern. Add lining according to the season and enjoy this pattern the whole year round.

Two pocket options:

  • Big kangaroo pocket
  • Asymmetrical pockets (tutorial)
  • Of course you can sew this dress without pockets too. This is the basic dress.


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Two sleeves:

  • Cap sleeve
  • ¾ sleeve

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Peter Pan collar

I didn’t show you this extra feature so far. The Peter Pan collar. I don’t like this one in combination with the kangaroo pocket (that’s personal of course), but I do think it can make a basic Louisa dress a perfect basic alternative.

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Lining / facing:

  • Fully lined
  • Facing

And last but not least you can choose between a fully lined dress or you can just finish it with a facing. This makes the pattern perfect for summer and winter.

In the instructions I included an extra chapter on how to adjust the pattern to make the dress fit perfectly. I show you how to adjust the length by splitting the pattern in 3 pieces, how to combine different sizes, how to change the height of the bust point and how to make a full bust adjustment. Eight extra pages that will guide you to a perfect dress!


This pattern includes more sizes! From 30 – 50. 11 in total. I changed the sizing chart for the 2 smallest sizes, zo make sure to check it before you start sewing. AND I added two larger sizes. 48 and 50 are new sizes that I added to the Louisa dress pattern.


The Louisa dress is designed for woven fabrics without stretch or you can also choose fabrics up to approx. 7% stretch. The only difference is the seam allowance at the side seam. :)  I didn’t try the pattern for jersey yet, but I will do a test one of the coming weeks. Promised! And one of my testers tried Punta di roma, that’s an option too. :)


With the code LOUISA10 you get a 10% discount on the PDF or paper pattern. At the moment the pattern is available in Dutch and English. I will release it in French and German in about 3 weeks.


I added a first workshop to our calendar: On the 29th of December I will guide you to a perfect Louisa dress at Bobby Sewing. More info on our events page!

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