Introducing the Dora Dress and Top by Attie and Dora


I am thrilled to let you know that I have just uploaded my first digital sewing pattern design for sale on Etsy. The pattern is sold as a digital PDF file which can be downloaded and printed at home. It is available in sizes 8-18.

Attie and Dora is a sewing pattern company based in Shetland, Scotland. All the patterns are designed, cut and graded by me, Eleanor Coutts. Each pattern is designed with the goal in mind of creating the ultimate between seasons capsule wardrobe.

The Dora Dress is a modern take on the traditional slip dress with a 3 part empire line bodice. The pattern includes the additional option to make a hip length top version.

The bodice finishes just under the bust and the skirt is slightly flared skimming the body, to give a flattering silhouette.

Dora is suitable for makers who already have some experience of garment sewing. It is a relatively easy sew, with no tricky closures to deal with, but looks best when made with slinky fabrics with a lot of drape.

I had some help in the development of the Dora Dress and top from my wonderful testers. I couldn’t have done it without you. Megan, Allison, Miriam, Jenny, Georgia, Hannah, Laura, Jennifer, Lizzie and Linda.

I also need to say a big thank you to Leanne, Lens in the Lane, the wonderful photographer who captured the photos below.

If you make a Dora Dress I would absolutely love to see how you got on. Please share your makes using the hashtags #sewingdora #attieanddorapatterns

Also check out my Etsy Shop if you would like to see more photos of the Dora Dress including my silver version 🙂

Dora Dress by Attie and Dora

Dora Dress by Attie and Dora

Dora Dress by Attie and Dora





7 thoughts on “Introducing the Dora Dress and Top by Attie and Dora

  1. The dress looks nice but it is hard to see design lines with it made up in that dark fabric. I would like to see line drawings, sizing information & information about cup sizing. It would also be good to see the pattern made up (& reviewed) by different shaped & proportioned women.


    • Hi Karey,

      If you follow the link to my Etsy shop there are more photos of the dress in a lighter coloured fabric, as well as a line drawing, which will give you a better idea of the style lines. You can also see the sizing info there.

      In terms of seeing it on other people, a couple of my testers have shared their versions on Instagram today using the hashtags mentioned in the blog posts, if you want to have a look. I will also be sharing some of the testers’ versions on my social media channels over the next week or so, so keep an eye out for those.


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