July 1, 2024

Cashmerette Club: Meet the Loring Dress, the Club Pattern for July

Where do you stand on the ruffle-o-meter? Avoid them like the plague, and prefer simple clean lines? Or are you a Ruffles To The Max type of sewist, and aspire to looking like a veritable explosion of ruffles whenever possible? Well either way, the Loring Dress, this month’s Cashmerette Club pattern, has you covered! It’s a breezy, flirty summer dress and with all the mix and match options you can design exactly the dress you’ve been dreaming of.

You can get the Loring for as little as $9 USD when you join the Club today.

The Loring Dress is a floaty woven dress with a beautifully shaped V neckline, gored skirt with roomy pockets, options for sleeveless armscyes or sleeves, and an elasticated drawstring with fun tassels you can make yourself! And from that simple base, you can customize your Loring with ruffles at the neckline, skirt and sleeves.

The Loring comes in sizes 0 – 32, and cup sizes C – H and it’s exclusively available to Cashmerette Club members. Not a member yet? You can join today on our monthly or yearly plan – learn more by clicking the button below.

Rachel is wearing the Loring Dress with the neckline and skirt ruffles. Her measurements are high bust 43” (109 cm), full bust 48” (121 cm), waist 38” (96 cm), hip 50” (127 cm), and she’s 5’5”. She’s wearing a size 18 G/H Loring graded to a 20 at the hip. Her Loring is made with Yarn Dyed Khadi Cotton kindly supplied by Core Fabrics.

Carrie is wearing the Loring Dress without ruffles. Her measurements are high bust 34” (86 cm), full bust 38” (96 cm), waist 31” (78 cm), hip 39” (99 cm) and she’s 5’4”. She’s wearing a 6 E/F graded to a 10 waist and hips. Her Loring is made with Yarn Dyed Khadi Cotton kindly supplied by Core Fabrics.

Becca is wearing the Loring Dress with skirt and neckline ruffles, and short sleeves. Her measurements are high bust 43.5” (110 cm), full bust 47.5” (120 cm), waist 42” (106 cm), hip 51” (129 cm). She’s wearing a size 18 G/H graded to a 22 hip. Her Loring is made with Cotton Poplin kindly supplied by Core Fabrics.

Jenny is wearing the Loring Dress with skirt ruffles. Her measurements are high bust 43” (109 cm), full bust 48” (121 cm), waist 40” (101 cm), hip 45” (114 cm). She’s wearing a size 18 G/H. Her Loring is made with a linen/rayon blend from Mood Fabrics.

Meet the Loring Dress

Starting with the base of a simple woven V-neck dress with elegant lines, which you can make as-is, the Loring then has interchangeable options to achieve the precise level of ruffliness that’s calling to your soul.

Choose from:

  • A pretty ruffled tier around your skirt
  • Puffy ruffled sleeves to create your dream cottagecorelook
  • A gorgeous cascading ruffle down the bodice, for maximum drama

And as if that isn’t enough, there’s also a fun drawstring with tassels – with secret elastic which also makes it the most comfortable drawstring you’ve ever worn! – and, naturally, pockets. Of course, we try to think of everything, so we even have a nifty way of making the drawstring detachable so you don’t have to put the tassels through the washing machine.


The Loring is rated advanced beginner (due to the ruffles) but the ruffle-free basic dress is totally beginner friendly. You’ll even learn how to make your own tassels! If you want more help, no worries – we’ve also got a step-by-step video sewalong available.

Choosing the best fabric for your Loring

The Loring works best with lightweight but slightly crisp woven fabrics, to help you get beautiful ruffle definition. Great options for the Loring include lightweight linen, cotton poplin and cotton lawn. If you’re making the basic version, almost any light to midweight woven will work.

If you’re making your own tassels using our instructions (you totally should, it’s a lot of fun!), you’ll also need embroidery floss and some small beads. It’s a great way to get creative.

Get a discount and these amazing kits from Core Fabrics

Wondering where you can get suitable fabrics for your Loring? We’ve got you covered. We partnered with Core Fabrics who not only provided the gorgeous fabrics for our samples, but also are offering 15% off orders site-wide (can’t be combined with other discounts) during the month of July – check out the Club Dashboard for details.

They’re also offering these beautiful Loring Dress fabric kits. Choose from the Chambray Cotton Kit in teal, green, pink or lilac or the Cotton Poplin Kit in green or black.

Go to the max(i) with 30% off select dresses

If the flowing maxi lines of the Loring are your vibe, good news – we have more maxi styles at Cashmerette, and as a Club member you can get 30% off them this month with your exclusive code.

  • The curve-friendly Upton Dress & Skirt plus Mix & Match Expansion Pack comes with cup sizes C-H and includes multiple bodice, skirt, sleeve, and neckline options for hundreds (yes, hundreds!) of possible dresses and skirts—or the one you’ve been dreaming about your whole life.
  • Mix and match your way to a knit wardrobe that’s uniquely yours with the Grafton Dress, Top & Skirt Mix & Match Pack. This curve-friendly sewing pattern comes with cup sizes C-H and multiple bodice, skirt, sleeve, and neckline options to make over 400 possible knit dresses, skirts, and tops.
  • Bask in the summer breeze with the Roseclair Dress, a gorgeous floaty woven wrap dress that’s designed for curves!
  • Soak up the sun in the Holyoke Maxi Dress & Skirt, a sewing pattern designed for bigger boobs – no bra flashing guaranteed!

Head to your Club dashboard to get the coupon code.

Fabric requirements for Loring

Finished garment measurements for Loring

What else is new in the club this month?

This month’s Cashmerette Club masterclass is all about fitting knits – I’ll be taking you through the theory of why knits fit a bit differently, what you need to know about the different qualities of knit fabrics and how they affect fit, and fitting “cheats” for knits! Club masterclasses are one of the most popular parts of the Club, and they’re exclusively for Plus and All Access members, who get instant access to the entire library of masterclasses. Base members can upgrade at any time!

In July’s live event I’ll be talking about a topic near and dear to my heart: finding body acceptance through sewing. You probably already know this is a subject that I’m incredibly passionate about, and I will take any opportunity to talk about! In the live, I’ll take you through more of my story, what I’ve learned along the way, and give you tangible tips for how you can make progress on the journey towards accepting yourself just as you are. Please forgive me in advance if I get a bit choked up! The live event is on Wednesday, July 24 at 12pm EDT (9am PDT; 5pm BST; July 25th @ 2am AEST).

The Loring Dress is one of my favourite Cashmerette patterns this year – I just can’t say no to an elegant V neck or a swooshy maxi – and I hope you love it too! I can’t wait to see what you make – remember to tag your pics on social with #LoringDress and #Cashmerette Club.

Let me know what you think!