Laura Sewing Pattern
$14.50 (or 1 credits)
This sewing pattern is for a chic cocoon dress that is quick and easy to sew. It features dropped shoulders, scoop neck, high-low hem, and optional inseam pockets. There are also three length options so that you can find something to suit your style.
Instant download digital sewing pattern. Includes Women’s sizes 1-10 & Women’s Curvy sizes 6C-15C.
- Optional inseam pockets
- Three length options: top, tunic, and above knee
- Suitable for advanced beginner level
- Dropped shoulders
- High-low hem
- Packed with pro tips and expert advice
- Includes full size, print-at-home pattern pieces
- Includes step-by-step tutorial with photos
- Instant-download digital sewing pattern
- A light to mid weight woven such as silk, rayon, silk crepe, crepe de chine or silk satin will drape and swish about you as you move more.
- A woven with structure such as linen, poly cotton, or quilting cotton won't drape or follow the contours of the body as much, so it will give a boxier look. A garment with this type of fabric won't drape much and will stick out more.
- A woven heavyweight fabric such as denim.
- Knit fabric is also a good choice.
- OPTIONAL - Iron on interfacing - You will need for the front and back facings if you are doing the facing option (not the binding option). 1/4 yard will be more than sufficient for sizes 1-10 and 1/2 yard for sizes 6C-15C. If you are using knit/stretch fabric, make sure to use knit/stretch-specific interfacing. If you are using woven fabric, use a medium weight woven interfacing.
- OPTIONAL - If you are doing the neck binding option, you will need 1/2 inch wide single fold bias tape. You can use ready-made bias tape or you can make your own. If you are using ready-made bias tape, you will need stretch bias tape if you are using a knit fabric, and regular/normal woven bias tape if you are using woven fabrics.
- Thread to match.
- Sewing machine
- Pins or clips
- Tape measure or ruler
- Serger/Overlocker is optional but not required.
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“This comfy, roomy dress is going to be a staple in my wardrobe.”
Buy More Credits
Taiko Karen Rai –
I’ve been searching for a pattern that hides my postpartum pooch and this is it! It doesn’t just hide, it’s super flattering on my figure. Super comfortable. Love how there are no zipper or buttons, just throw it over my head in the morning with some leggings and I am ready to go (great for mom life). Even my MIL commented how slim I look in it, and a comment like that is not easy to come by from her. The pattern is easy to follow and after my first one, I was able to sew my second in 2 hours from start to finish!
Suzanne Schoen –
The Laura is a must have! Easy pattern and a very quick sew. I will be making more of these. Works with light woven and silky fabrics to get a great drape, but will also work with a bit stiffer fabric. I even see a denim version with a long sleeve t-shirt under it for winter. Very versitile!
SSeem Sing –
Simply pleasant sew with beautiful end results.
Becky McGill-Wilkinson –
This pattern was so easy and quick to make! It has a trendy shape that’s so flattering on. I made mine of a lighter weight woven but I plan to make one on a heavier fabric to wear over long sleep shirts in fall and winter… kind of a poncho/best hybrid thing. Love that this pattern can be made of woven or knit and has two options for finishing the neckline. I will be making plenty more!
Sherley-Ann Meunier –
Did the Laura in knit, binding option and tunic lenght. It is a very easy and quick sew. Instructions are clear and easy to understand. Fit is great, perfect to hide a little bit my post partum belly! Tunic length is perfectly pairs with a legging.
Rachael Oultram –
Fabulous woven pattern, fits perfectly and so comfy without the need for zips or buttons. I love Laura!
Noémie Filion –
I really liked sewing the Laura, it’s such a quick and fun sew! This top, depending on how you wear it, can look casual or classy! You definitely need this in your wardrobe!!
Nicole Lueke –
The Laura is a wonderful pattern if you’re just learning to sew clothing or if you’re an experienced sewist. As always the instructions were clear and easy to follow. I absolutely love the professional finish of the french seams, and the high low hem adds something unique. This will be a staple in my wardrobe for a long time.
Nichole Merren –
Easy to understand and a super quick sew for even a beginner sewist! I love the neck binding option for knits! I had never sewn a garment using neck binding previous to this and found the directions simple and the finished shirt so pleasing looking!! The fit is cute and unique looking! A must make for any capsule set!
Nat Laskey –
A simple, detailed pattern, resulting in a lovely, relaxed fit, hi-lo hem top/tunic/dress.
The instructions are laid out well, with all the information required and pictures/diagrams for the different steps. All the terms are well explained so it’s suitable for a beginner sewist, through to much more accomplished crafters.
Mira Breton –
This dress is awesome! So simple but sophisticated.
Michelle Mason –
I love my tunic dress. I wore it through some of the summers hot days and I felt amazing in it and I love the back split at the bottom. I used a viscose challis and it worked easily with all seams enclosed.
Such a quick and easy sew! Super versatile and easy to hack or personalise. Super comfy to wear and great for everyday!
Melinda Bailey –
This is such a quick sew, loved making it and will be making more!
Layni Van Hyning –
I made a size small Laura out of knit and I loved how fast and easy it was! Being short I had to take out some length, I followed the directions on the Rebecca Page site and it fits perfectly! I also love that it has pockets!
Krystyna Czerwiec –
Pattern has got classic line and it’s simple to sew. From rayon it is appropriate far a date! This pattern has got so many options, you can sew several garments from it for many occasions. I am delighted by it and definitely will sew more Laura.
Elisabeth Busque –
Nice top! Quick and easy sew! I did the top, I wan’t to do other lengths and try knit also. Many options!
Kirsty Bucholz –
OMG this is an awesome pattern to make and my daughter loves to wear it. I can not get it off her
Elmarie van Deventer –
This is a super quick and sew to sew pattern – versatile and easy to style. Definitely follow the suggestions for adding height if needed – I am 6 ft and found it a tiny bit short for my liking, but it pair beautifully with leggings!
Kayla Kissane –
Great beginner pattern that can be used with both knits and wovens! Made the top version in rayon spandex. It has the right flow, and I like the high-low aspect to it.
Katie Kennedy –
What a lovely top! I’m finding myself really drawn to high-low hems, and the bonus split in the back is just too good. This is a faster sew and I really appreciate the different neckline finishing options which make using either woven or knit really easy. I’m definitely making another one!
Jenna Page –
I made the longest length of Laura and it’s gorgeous. Could be dressed up for an occasion or casual with some leggings under it, very versatile, with a lovely relaxed fit 🙂
Easy and quick sew, with stunning results. Always enjoy french seams they make the end result so neat and professional. My mum has already requested one for herself! ?
Thank you for another great pattern!
Jane Hand –
This was my first RP Pattern, I was pleasantly surprised at how straightforward it was. I found the instructions very clear and easy to follow. The simplicity of the pattern makes this quite a quick project, it will certainly be my new “go to” pattern for a quick tunic or T-shirt.
Heather Luben –
This was a fun, quick sew! The fabric choice can change the look of this top a lot, so it’s a nice, versatile pattern to create different looks with the same pieces! It’s a loose fit, very comfortable and flattering. I did shirt length in woven, and then a shirt length in knit, and I like both looks, though they are so different it’s hard to tell they are the same pattern!
Gabrielle Carisse –
It was so easy and fast to sew, another project I could do with my teen daughter. We both love it so much, there will definitively be more to come!
Erin McKinney –
This is such a quick and easy sew. I love that there are length options and pockets! The split in the back is a nice detail that adds variety to my wardrobe.
Debbie Prince –
The pattern is a quick and easy make. I made the tunic size as I like my tops long. Its loose fitting so can be made in any woven or knit fabric.
Cori Clemmer –
I thought the Laura sewed up very nicely. The fit was great and the instructions were easy to follow. I’d definitely make another!
Clare Bowes –
Laura is a great pattern to sew, I love french seams and the instructions for this pattern are really easy to follow, great loose fitting comfortable top, tunic or dress options AND Pockets for the longer versions too! Who doesn’t love pockets?
Chauntey Eckhardt –
This is a great beginner sew nice and quick. Easy to follow to directions and the french seams allow people without finishing machines to have a nice finished project. Great for any wardrobe.
Candice Robb –
This was a quick and easy sew. The instructions were very thorough and easy to follow. I love how my shirt turned out, especially that it looks just as good on the inside as it does on the outside. The pattern works with so many different fabric options, so I will definitely be making more!
Beth Partain –
Loved this quick sew! Already planning my next Laura.
Angel Pooley –
I absolutely loved this pattern! As a beginner it was doable but still a challenge it was my 4th item ever made and it has come out better than anything else I have done. I’m so proud and happy with what I’ve done. I did the longest length and I’ll wear it with leggings! Thank you!
Terri Pettigrew –
I loved this pattern. Its quick, simple, and very roomy. I can wear this out on a date, to work, or wear errands and feel effortlessly beautiful the whole time.
Nicci Farrugia –
I really love the versatility of this pattern! It can be made in either knit or woven fabric and has three different options for length. I have made one in comfy jersey fabric for casual wear and I’m planning another in a nice woven fabric for dressier occasions!
Jennifer Hannah –
This pattern is beautiful, simple, and perfect for a beginner! In the dress length, it makes a perfect staple for summer or even fall to be worn with some leggings. It’s high-low bottom gives it a modern look. I loved how clear the instructions were and the French seams made this dress finished with every seam!
Josianne Gauthier-Mireault –
This pattern is sooo amazing! I love that I can use it for both woven and knit fabric! I love how flattering it looks. Bonus it’s so quick and easy to sew! Yeahhh
June Butchee –
The Laura is a fairly quick sew with it’s built-in sleeves. Laura has some unique features like the split in the back which adds to its charm. I made the mid-thigh version in a stretch crepe. You can use knit or woven. The shape is slimming and Laura is a very comfortable top whether you make it in the shirt style, tunic or dress length.
Lauri Meinhardt –
The Laura is the most fabulous pattern! A very quick and easy sew. Instructions are easy to follow. It is also a fun pattern to improvise with. So many options, you can’t go wrong.
Linda Berendsen –
The Laura is a quick and easy sew. Love that you can use knit and woven, they both give the pattern a different look. Lots of instructions, with beautiful french seams on the inside. I will definitely make some more. Thank you!
Lisa Corriveau –
I was drawn to the Laura because I’ve been wanting to make a t-shirt style top in a woven fabric for a while. I found the pattern instructions clear & simple to put together. It’s only three pieces plus facing & pockets. I liked the French seams finish–it’s so nice to have such a clean look on the inside of the garment.
Mariz Voesenek –
I love the shape, the french seams, being able not to use my serger always gives me a vintage feel. I love playing with different fabrics for this.
Nellie Bray –
I made the knit version with binding and this pattern went together beautifully, looks good and my daughter LOVES it!
Rachael Farnsworth –
Incredibly versatile top that looks great in a range of fabrics. The simple lines mean there are no sleeves to set in and it’s a great way to learn French seams if you’re new to them. Really relaxed fit that can be dressed up or down; I’ll be making a host of these for my work wardrobe!
Rebecca Hinds-Brofft –
Fantastic! How does it get so much shaping in three pattern pieces? I don’t know but I know I want a closet full of them!
Sarah Houston –
This pattern was so easy and quick to make. The end result is so great. The top version is very versatile and flattering.
Sharon Courtney –
Super quick easy sew. Clear instructions with step by step instructions to help enable a complete beginner to complete. Also a quick checklist sewing guide for confident sewistas. Nice cocoon shape which can be more or less pronounced depending on your fabric choice. Knit or woven fabric can be used.
Quick to sew and easy to get a great fit! I really love the optional french seams for a professional looking finish using just my sewing machine.
Amy Kaczsnski –
Perfect pattern! Super easy and great results no matter what material you use!
Adriana Benitez –
Such a cute and versatile shirt option! I love the option to use knit or woven fabric, is a simple sew, and can easily be styled up or down. Very clear directions too.
Shirley Tan –
This is a very straightforward sew because of very concise instructions. The clever use of techniques across all RP patterns allows a professional finish even by beginners. Versatile pattern that allows for both knit and woven fabrics.
Jenna Page –
Loved sewing the Laura! As always great pattern to follow. My first time doing pockets and French seams and it all went perfectly. Lovely easy introduction to these new techniques that can be transferred to futures makes. I may have to add pockets to everything I sew now.
My mum loved it so much she’s asked me to make one for her. Great pattern to all ages and shapes. Will definitely be adding more to my wardrobe!
Mary Acosta –
Love this design and do plan on making more!
Cara Girven –
Fun and versatile top/dress pattern that can be made in woven or knit. So many options from just one pattern!
Tiffany Amos –
I love this pattern in a knit over a woven fabric . The drape and comfort is off the charts . I did hack the one in a woven and didn’t like it as much but the knit will surely making it on my sewing table again. I love this. Keep me busy ladies . You are amazing.
Laura Wheelis –
This was a fun, different sew! I haven’t sewn with woven in a bit (hate zippers) so this relaxed shift dress was perfect. I made it in a vintage silk from the sixties and it has a great vintage vibe!
Veronica Hartwig –
The Laura is a great quick sew with easy to follow instructions. First time doing french seams on a garment and this pattern made it easy to learn and follow along. I love how it turned out. The dress length is short at the front but it is a great comfy fit.
Tinie Toanlk –
The quickest sew ever yet yield a very flattering look (20’ using serger). Im in love with Laura. You can style the midthigh length with shorts in summer or legging and a scarf for fall. Really love it
Emilee Elder –
The Laura was such an easy sew (even after a few mishaps on my side)!! I love the slit in the back and think it adds just enough to differentiate it from a normal hi-lo top. The tunic length is perfect to wear with leggings (and it makes me so ready for fall).
Franchesca Delgado Garced –
This was an easy sew for me, with such rewarding results. Thank you so much for this beautiful pattern.
Is it true to size.
Pauline Kelly –
An easy hi-low dress pattern that can also be sewn as a top. The best part about this pattern is that I have made it in a stretch cotton for my daughter and a woven fabric for myself, both with success. The pattern is easy to alter to make it your own style. I would class this as a beginner pattern but gives the sewist ample opportunities to alter it for the more advanced person.
Sarah Yuhr –
I’ve made this top twice now and actually love it! It is the perfect beginner pattern. I plan on making a few more for my wardrobe! I LOVE the hi-low design that covers my tushy.
ebeckman18 (verified owner) –
Definitely an easy and quick sew for someone using a serger. My first attempt I used a cotton blend and it works. My next attempt will be with a rayon material so it flows much nicer but I’m still pleased with the results.
Harriëtte Aertse –
Great pattern to make for warm summers. It’s great easy to make due the great instructions with the pictures
Angel Pooley –
I love this pattern! I’ve done the shortest version and longer version and both work perfectly. Great for something to go out or go to work in.
Connie Lusto –
I love versatility of this pattern! It will work with almost any type of fabric, wovens and knits included, and the style is completely effortless with no buttons or zippers. The pattern even includes detailed instructions for sewing french seams, so all fraying edges are neatly hidden when sewing without a serger. The finished product can be easily dressed up or down.
Karla Henrichs –
I thought this was an easy pattern to sew and the directions were easy to follow. I made the short version. I did make the shirt 1 1/2 ” longer. I had previously made the Laura but felt it was too short in front. This one was perfect. I would make this one again.
Khirya Littoria –
I found my favorite model, quick and easy to do. ♥ – J’ai trouvé mon modèle chouchou, facile et rapide à réaliser. ♥
Branka Čelić –
Laura Dress pattern is such an easy sew for beginner in clothes. Especially in woven fabric. The instructions are very clear, detailed and easy to follow (first time made pockets – perfect). I made the longest version (above knee length), but is still to short for me (182cm, almost 6ft tall), but now I have a perfect tunic. I would love to have one more option in pattern which would be at least 100cm longer, so it could really be a dress for tall women.
Tara Erwin –
I’m a bit picky with my tops so I don’t make them very much for myself but I found this one and OMG it’s everything I’ve been wanting! It’s so hot where I live but I don’t do sleeveless tops so this slight dolman sleeve was so perfect (and the wide arm opening is so great for when it’s hot!) and the tunic is the perfect length that I like- great coverage! AND it can be made in woven or knit!! Seriously the best and it looks so cute on too. I made a dress version too but the tunic length is my fav or the three length options. Thank you for an awesome pattern!
Katerina Bauman –
Super simple, super classy pattern. This is the perfect pattern to show off that special fabric you have been saving.
Deborah Kraft –
I love that you can basically use any fabric for this. I worked with a really light viscose jersey and used the facing option. It turned out even better than expected and looks really really lovely! This is a really fast and easy sew and and entails amazingly detailed instructions.
Bonnie Riley –
What a great, quick, simple, and success-oriented pattern. I would recommend this pattern without hesitation to any sewist, from beginner to couture dressmaker. It’s quick, stylish, and with no fasteners, it’s extra fast. I love that it offers choices – knit or woven fabric and facings or bias binding – so it’s a great way for a newer sewist to master a new skill, too. And pockets – yes, it has pockets!!!
Genevieve Lynne Grossmann –
This is great sew for a beginner. It is fun with easy to follow instructions. The result is a beautiful item with a lovely hi-lo hem.
Debbie Groves –
Quickest sew ever!!
Roeshell Arjin McNelis –
Love this! it as a quick sew, very simple and an excellent comfortable result. I used a knit fabric but this pattern is great for both knit and woven. I could see this becoming a staple in my wardrobe as it can be both casual and dressy.
Lisa Giorcelli –
This is such a versatile and flattering pattern! So far I’ve made it 3 times, once as a dress in cotton sateen for a more dressed up look and 2 knit tops for a more casual look. It looks great in each fabric base and style!
Kainui Paet Nihipali –
The Laura is a super versatile pattern! It’s a quick and easy sew. What’s great is that it can be sewn using knit (like I did) or woven fabrics. I love the 3 options of shirt, tunic and dress. I sewed a size Medium with pockets and it’s my new beach dress/coverup!
Jelena Urljak –
Easy enough pattern with a few more demanding features like curved hem and bound neckline. Great instructions, very easy to follow. Optional pockets are roomy and well placed. Great style for tall, skinny or pear shaped people.
Jennifer Lichak –
The Laura is so lovely! Fast, fun and flattering.
Super cozy dress, super simple sew.
Donna Jones –
I love this pattern! It has so much information that you cant go wrong! How to sew the muslin, how to sew on a machine or overlocker, how to sew as knit or woven on both machines, its brilliant. My ONLY 2 helpful suggestions are to add recommended stitch to use; and to add 3 inches to each length(the dress is mid thigh, not above the knee if adjusted for height). I love the pattern, I love the result, and I will make more.
Bunford Orsi –
Love how quick it came together, and the french seam is just soooo professional. Will make more of it, for sure 🙂
Deb Carpenter –
Simply superb pattern! This is a straightforward pattern for a beginner sewista and produces top class results. Highly recommended!
Overall, I love that this can be for both woven and knit and that it is pretty easy to sew, minus the time consuming nature of french seams. I did not find that it ran big like some people indicated. I will make a few more without modifying the length. It is a great summer dress to have.”
Tricia Nguyen –
The Laura top is a great choice if you need a simple and fast sew. It can be sewn in a woven and knit which can give you slightly different looks.
Shona Young –
This is a really versatile simple pattern. The longest length is great over leggings and so comfy, the loose fit and comfort factor makes it perfect for chilled Sundays with roast dinners.
Adelle Pears –
A really quick and easy sew. Well explained as always. Really comfortable and flattering. The high low hem is a lovely addition, I made the top but I will definitely be making a dress of this too!
Clare Bowes –
Tell Laura I love her ?
This is a great pattern, 3 options to make a top, tunic or (above) knee length dress – WITH POCKET options too! I made the above knee dress length in size M with a polycotton, and a knit fabric.
I used the sewing machine to sew the seams and finished off seams with the over locker, I top stitched the cotton dress to give it a little added finishing touch.
I accidentally put the neck band on the knit version on the wrong way (Oooops!), but think it looks quite good
This is a great quick sew pattern – give it a go, I bet you’ll make more than one!
Carmen Brent –
A very simple but sophisticated sew! The French seams look very polished when making this shirt in woven. I made it in knit as well, and I love how the fabric can completely change how formal this shirt looks.
Janice Brown –
I really enjoyed the challenge that sewing this brought. It took a few attempts to get to grips with sewing French seams correctly, but I persevered. The Laura is the first item of clothing I have sewn for myself, and although it’s nowhere near perfect, I’m still rather proud. 🙂
Amanda Cunningham –
Absolutely love this dress! The pattern was so easy to put together and it didn’t take long at all to sew up, which I love. I’m comfortable in the dress length, the little slit is so easy to sew, and the neckline sewed up like a dream. Really happy with this and have two more ready to sew!