Lallie square neck puffed sleeve dress – Free PDF sewing pattern

Lallie square neck puffed sleeve dress free pdf sewing pattern

Lallie square neck dress is a simple yet versatile item that can be worn at home or outside. It features square neckline, gathered front detail, ½ puffed sleeves and just above the knee length. Make it with natural fabric like linen or cotton, you will feel so comfortable you want to actually “live” in this dress!

Let’s look at this design in different colors:

Lallie square neck puffed sleeve dress free pdf sewing pattern
Lallie square neck puffed sleeve dress free pdf sewing pattern
Lallie square neck puffed sleeve dress free pdf sewing pattern
Lallie square neck puffed sleeve dress free pdf sewing pattern

As usual, my pattern is made in 10 sizes from XXS to 5XL so you may find a suitable size for yourself. If you are not sure which size suits you, take a look at the measurement table before doing anything here: SIZE GUIDE.

The pattern is made using layered PDF, please check for your desired size before printing so you won’t waste your paper. I have included a first page with many details about sizing and printing, so please first read the first page and make sure you know what size you need! If you still do not know how to print a layered PDF, please check for the printing instruction in this post: PRINTING GUIDE.

My patterns are now made in both A4/Letter paper and A0 paper format so you can print at home or at any print shop!

For home printers, you can print this using your home printer and either A4 or Letter paper. I calculated the printing area so that you will be able to use either type of paper to print the pattern out perfectly. Always print the first page first and check with the test square if you are printing at the right scale before you print out the whole pattern – avoid waste of ink and waste of paper, save the earth!

Some PC may print smaller than actual size even when you choose 100% scale – I don’t know why this problem exist, but my HP laptop cannot print true to size. I have to scale up to 103% to get the right size. You may need to check with your PC to see if it prints true to size, if not, scale up a bit.


You will need

  • Fabric of your choice. This pattern is made for woven fabric, but you can also use knit (size down 1-2 sizes to make up for the stretch). I recommend pure natural fibers for more comfortability.
  • Some fusible interfacing
  • Scissors, pencil or fabric marker, ruler, pins
  • Sewing machine/Serger or needle and thread
  • Printed pattern

How much fabric do you need for this piece of garment? To be precise, you may need to check how much fabric you need before buying. It will depend on the selected pattern size, the width, and design of the fabric you plan to use. Just to be sure, print all the paper patterns and lay them out at the width of fabric you plan to use (usually from 90 to 150 centimeters or 35 to 60 inches). Measure how much fabric you will need. Don’t forget to account for pieces that need to be cut multiple times and pieces that are cut on the fold.

Cutting instruction:

After printing out and taping all the pattern pages together, you will get something similar to this:

Lallie square neck puffed sleeve dress free pdf sewing pattern

You will see that there are 2 sets of lines on each pattern piece. The inner lines are sewing line (and you sew along these lines), and the outer lines are cutting lines (you cut the fabric along these lines, remember the folding lines where you have to fold the fabric before cutting). The distance between sewing line and cutting line is seam allowance, and it varies from point to point. For example, the side seam allowance is about 1/2 inch (1.2cm), and seam allowance at hemline is 1 inch (2.5cm). This is the reason why I do not remove the sewing lines from the pattern. Please use it as a guide to know how much seam allowance you need to give at each seam.

The fabric will be cut into following pieces:

  • Front Dress: cut 1 on the fold
  • Back Dress: cut 1 on the fold
  • Front Yoke: cut 2 self fabric mirrored + 1 fusible interfacing
  • Back Facing: cut 1 self fabric + 1 fusible interfacing
  • Sleeve: cut 2 mirrored
  • Sleeve Cuff: cut 2
  • If you want to add side seam pocket, cut the pocket pieces from the pattern here.

Place the pattern pieces on the fabric, pin the pattern pieces to the fabric to secure them in place. Using sharp scissors, carefully cut out the fabric pieces along the outer lines of the pattern. Take your time to ensure precise and clean cuts, as this will affect the fit and overall appearance of your garment.

Make sure to mark all notches and other design features such as darts, pleats, draw marks etc. from the pattern pieces onto your fabric. When sewing the garment, pay attention to notches, they must match up.

Sewing instruction:

1. Serge/zig zag stitch the raw edge to prevent fabric from unraveling. Because you are using knit, serging may be optional, but will create a more professional look for the garment.

2. Apply fusible interfacing to the corresponding pieces.

3. Place two Front Yoke pieces right side facing. Pin and sew the front neckline. Clip the corners, turn the fabric over and staystitch seam allowance onto the interfaced piece.

4. Sew two parallel lines using longest stitch length 1/4 and 1/3 inch from the top edge of the Front Dress (the part where it will match the bottom end of Front Yoke). Pull lower thread and gather until it matches the bottom edge of the Front Yoke.

5. Place the Front Yoke and the Front Dress right side facing. Pin and sew to attach the two pieces.

6. Place Back Facing and Back Dress right side facing. Pin and sew to attach the Back Facing to the Back Dress. Staystitch the seam allowance to the facing piece.

7. Turn the Back Dress and Back Facing wrong side out so you can put the shoulder seam allowance of the Front Dress in between the Back Dress and Back Facing (the right side of the Front Dress facing the right side of the Back Dress). Pin and sew the shoulder seam. Repeat with the other shoulder seam. Pull the Front Dress out, you will see that the seam allowance is now hidden below the Back Facing piece.

8. Sew the side seams of the dress.

9. Use the same method in step 4 to gather the cap and the bottom end of the Sleeve pieces and match the armhole and sleeve cuff measurements respectively. Pay attention to the notches on the armhole and the sleeve, they must match.

10. Sew the underarm seam of the Sleeve. Pin it to the bottom end of the Sleeve, sew to attach the cuff to the sleeve.

11. Turn the Sleeve inside out. Place it right side facing the main garment at the armhole. Match the notches, pin and sew to attach the sleeve to the main garment.

12. Press the seam allowance at the hem of the dress and sew to finish the dress.

And here is the download link:



To download just click on the link above and choose “Save link as”. The PDF file will be downloaded to your device.

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