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Genevieve's Lulee Dress

05—February 2024

This week we share the gorgeous new Lulee Dress made by HQ team member Genevieve!

Genevieve's Lulee Dress — Staff Made
Feb 5 2024

HQ team member Genevieve fell in love with the bias silhouette of the Lulee Dress from Papercut! Lulee is one of Papercut's most recent pattern releases, part of their Slow Down collection released late 2023. With a timeless silhouette and hem/sleeve length options for customisation, Lulee is a must-try pattern for the new year. Read on for Genevieve's project notes and photos!

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Lulee Dress Gen Warehouse Roll Lookaway
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Project Notes

Pattern Used: Papercut Patterns — Lulee Dress

Lulee features a classic darted bodice with a hip skimming bias cut skirt and is able to be made in mini or full length with long or short sleeves. Genevieve made a size 5 based on her measurements and says the fit was spot on; comfortably snug from waist to hip with a little room around the bust. Our soft Gardenia Midweight Linen made for a beautiful fabric match and Genevieve's dress took 3.1m of this 100% linen.

This project took Genevieve about seven hours over a couple of sessions and she says the instructions were easy to follow. She chose to hand baste the binding around the back neck opening before stitching in place so she could get the right amount of ease and a neat finish. Genevieve recommends plenty of wonderclips (you can use pins too!) around the neck edge to allow even distribution of the binding. She also noted that zip insertion on the side seam is a little tricky - she recommends sewing one side, then placing a pin at the join from the bodice to the skirt to align the seam properly on the other side. Genevieve didn't make any major pattern alterations, but she did elasticate the sleeves instead of binding them, to give the option to push up for shorter sleeves and for general comfort.

Check out more makes from Genevieve over on Instagram, and purchase the Lulee pattern in store or online here.

Lulee WIP
"Love pairing my Lulee with boots, statement yellow sunnies and a cute brooch!"
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Fabric Suggestions

Lulee is a versatile pattern, and Papercut recommend a range of light-midweight woven fabrics such as cotton poplin, silk crepe de chine and linen. We love this trio below, our Paprika Gingham Linen, White Organic Cotton Poplin and Camo Print Cotton Chambray in Indigo, all available online.

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Check out our full range of Papercut Patterns in stores and online here, including the lovely Lulee! We love seeing your projects come to life, share your creative process with us over on Instagram and TikTok.

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