Library Dress, Oliver + S

Library Dress, Oliver + S


This sweet, little mock-wrap dress includes a wide front waistband with optional piping, a pleated skirt, and buttons up the back. It can be sewn in two different versions: a short-sleeve dress with a collar (View A) or a three-quarter-sleeve dress with notched cuffs (View B).

Skills Used

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After successfully sewing this pattern, you will have developed the following skills: buttonholes, collar, flat piping, and flat-set sleeves.

Suggested Fabrics

Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics like quilting cotton, broadcloth, lawn, poplin, shirting, voile, linen, fine-wale corduroy, and silk shantung.


Coordinating thread, 1/2" buttons or snaps (six for sizes 6M-4, nine for sizes 5-12), lightweight fusible interfacing.

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