Lonsdale Envelope Back: Metric Conversions

As promised, here is the Lonsdale Envelope Back, converted into metric measurements.

Here’s a link to the PDF file as well. Save it to your computer, iPhone or print yourself a copy!

Click here to view the PDF.

I’ll post the PDF on the pattern store page as well for future reference! And I’ll post it as a photo to Facebook like previous patterns.

More to come soon on the Lonsdale Sew-Along! I’m going to put together a more specific schedule, which some of you requested, so you can plan out your sewing time. I’ll also have a Sew-Along button for posting to your blogs. Patterns are arriving next week, stay tuned for more!

I also wanted to say how inspiring it was to read all of your comments to yesterday’s post! You’ve reminded me how much there is to learn, but also how many things I could write about and share what I’ve learned. Tons of great ideas for future posts and tutorials! Sewing pants, fitting and alterations, and wardrobe planning came up frequently. One thing’s for sure – sewing is a constant learning process!


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3 Responses to Lonsdale Envelope Back: Metric Conversions

  1. Sewing Princess July 7, 2011 at 6:08 am #

    Thanks for this! I actually bought my fabric yesterday after realising the one I had previously chosen was not enough.
    A question about the sizing: I see there is a great difference between the bust body measurements and finished measurements. I am pretty much a size 6, but going from 84 to 91 at the bust seems huge. Any suggestions? Thanks again!

  2. Tasia July 7, 2011 at 8:08 am #

    @Sewing Princess: Hi! I’ve measured the finished dress across the chest, which includes the extra ease and fabric at the centre front where the tie is. The back fits the body fairly closely, but the front has extra room at the front, to tie the knot. Also, you can tie the knot at the front tighter or looser when you wear it. (It was a tricky thing to measure!) If your bust measurement is pretty much a size 6, then I’d go with the size 6. You can always tighten up the knot at the front, and it’s also easy to take in the sideseams or take in the dress at the centre back zipper. (When we do the sew-along, I’ll suggest that everyone tries on the dress just before the zipper goes in, to make any last changes to the fit then!)
    Hope this helps!

  3. Lucy July 7, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

    Cool, thanks for this. Usually I just buy the same number of metres as it states yards because the difference is so little, but hey, if I can save on buying 30cm of fabric, I will!

    Must start looking out for some fabric soon, cos I really want to join the sewalong for this, but fabric shops for clothing here in NZ can be, shall we say, somewhat limited. Damn small population.