June 10, 2019

Introducing the new and improved Lenox Shirtdress!

We knew when we launched the Lenox Shirtdress two years ago it was likely to be a hit – sewists love a great shirtdress, especially when it’s designed for curves and doesn’t gape.

Recently, when we started to run out of patterns, we decided to see what we could do to make it even better. So, welcome to Lenox Shirtdress 2.0!

Here are the changes we made:

  • A new type of collar, which is sandwiched into the new collar band and lies flat. We found this is easier to sew, has a neater finish, and doesn’t splay open as collars sometimes do with a V neck
  • A new flat banded finish for View B, similar to our Appleton Dress neckband
  • An improved fit through the bodice, based on your feedback, with narrowed shoulders and a sleeker fit through the side seams

And with a new improved Lenox comes new photography! We love how View A with the collar looks on Sierra in a classic chambray:

Sierra measures 54″ bust, 44″ waist, and 54″ hip and is wearing a size 24 G/H.

Syreeta shows off how awesome the Lenox looks in a coral eyelet with amazing scalloped edges (she’s wearing a slip that matches her skin color underneath)

Syreeta measures 45″ bust, 37″ waist, and 46″ hip and is wearing a size 16 G/H graded to an 18 at the waist.

For View B, Aizhan is in a lovely textured Atelier Brunette rayon:

Aizhan measures 45″ bust, 40″ waist, and 50″ hip and is wearing a size 18 C/D graded to a 20 at the waist.

Want to try the new Lenox Shirtdress? Here’s how:

  • If you haven’t bought it before, head on over to our store to purchase!
  • If you have bought it before:
    • If you purchased a PDF directly from us, check your email as we will automatically send you a free copy of the new PDF pattern.
    • If you purchased a Printed Pattern directly from us, email us at hello@cashmerette.com with your customer details (name and the email address you use to purchase from us, and your order # if you have it) and we will send you a free copy of the PDF pattern.
    • If you purchased a Printed Pattern or PDF Pattern from another retailer (i.e. not directly from us), please email us a proof of purchase, and we’ll send you a free copy of the PDF pattern.


4 thoughts on “Introducing the new and improved Lenox Shirtdress!

  1. I’ll be checking my email to see about the new copy! No sign of it yet….but I’ll keep checking. I love the updates!

  2. Miss Celie says:

    This is a marked improvement and I can’t wait to make up my new one. Have fabric that was slated for shirt dress!

  3. TheYellowrose21 says:

    Is the waist supposed to be empire? or is it supposed to be at the waist? It appears empire on two of the models and more toward the waist on the last model.

    1. The Lenox Waistband is at the high waist. It appears a little higher on Syreeta (in the coral eyelet version) because she’s very tall and also holding up her arms in some of the photos!

Let me know what you think!