New Pattern Release - The Quincy Dress!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Quincy Dress is a classic shirt-waist dress that blends fun construction techniques with an effortless silhouette.

The Details

With a graceful V neckline, bust darts for shaping and a fully enclosed yoked back bodice, Quincy is the perfect stepping stone towards tackling more advanced sewing projects.

Pockets are neatly integrated into the flattering panelled skirt, and the in-built drawstring casing with two sleeve options combine to create a relaxed and casual look. The set-in sleeves are slightly longer than standard short sleeves and are more relaxed in style. Sleeve variations include a straight turn-and-hem sleeve or a notched cuff sleeve.

Whether you cinch the waist in completely for date night or leave it loose and flowing for a day at the beach, Quincy's modern silhouette makes it an easy-to-fit wardrobe staple.

Multiple Bust Cups

Quincy includes pattern pieces in A to D cups so that you'll no longer need to make additional bust adjustments for the perfect fit.

Included in the instructions are a full set of Finished Garment Measurements, as well as detailed instructions on choosing the right size for your unique shape.

View 1 includes a straight turn-and-hem sleeve, whereas View 2 includes a notched cuff sleeve.

Mix 'n' Match Mayberry & Quincy Patterns!

Because Quincy is the sister pattern to the Mayberry Dress, you can mix and match all skirt, sleeve and bodice pieces between both patterns to make your own customised dress.

This is one of my favourite features because there are so many different dresses you could choose to make.

Below you'll find examples for the perfect summery Quincy/Mayberry hybrid as well as a stunning autumn dress you can wear with layers as the weather cools in the Northern Hemisphere.

For a summery Quincy/Mayberry hybrid (and to show off large printed fabrics) pair the Quincy front V neckline bodice with the Mayberry back bodice, short sleeve and skirt.

For a cosy Autumn look, pair the Quincy front bodice and panelled skirt with the Mayberry long sleeve and back bodice.

Skill Level

Quincy is aimed at intermediate to advanced seamstresses. Quincy includes techniques such as set-in sleeves, buttonholes and enclosed yoke facings, as well as making and inserting notched cuffs on sleeves for View 2.

Fabric Options

The Quincy Dress is suitable for a wide range of lightweight woven fabrics with some drape. Rayons, silks and other slinky fabrics suit the Quincy dress perfectly. You can also choose any of your favourite lightweight fabrics from cotton lawn, voile and poplin to linen and chambray.


A full video tutorial will take you through constructing the enclosed back yoke and will be published on Friday 14th September.

Links to your Quincy Dress pattern will be emailed directly to you. You'll be able to choose from the easy-to-assemble A4/Letter version OR the A0/Print Shop version.

Both have the Layers Function, where you can choose to turn on and off any number and combination of pattern sizes to suit your own needs.

I'd love to hear how you're getting along making your Quincy Dress, why not tag my on Instagram or use the hashtag #JLHQuincyDress so I can see and share your makes.

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