Lodo Dress Hack

I love the Lodo dress! It’s a perfect simple pattern for me. I have been trying to re-use and hack more patterns this year so I thought I’d hack the Lodo pattern into a button down dress like the Adelia.

This dress is made in stretch denim (the Lodo is designed for stretch fabrics). The only difference between this and my other versions is that I added a button band on either side of the centre front. This was easy to do, I just added a button band extension to the pattern.


I really wanted to create a button down dress as I found these awesome buttons. The face of the button is black then the sides are a lighter blue. I think they tone perfectly with my Londres Trench.



The fabric is a Mark Jacobs stretch denim which I bought on sale from The Fabric Store for $6 per meter. The buttons were from Pete’s Emporium in Porirua.


The dress turned out just as I had planned and without the cost of a new pattern – bonus!

Looking forward to doing more pattern hacking later this year!


2 Comments Add yours

  1. I love this pattern too and I love how you’ve expanded it’s virtues 🙂 I’ve been wanting to try my hand at pattern adjusting or simply changing a few of the easier characteristics especially when you know the pattern fits you so well. Thank you for this great inspirational post! Love your dress and the buttons are just lovely. What a great way to show off those garment jewels!


    1. Thank Kathleen I’m up to my 6th Lodo dress! 5 dresses and 1 top. I’m trying the Pembroke next as it’s similar but different 😉 It’s great when you find a good pattern that just works. What a lovely way to describe the buttons they are indeed jewels!


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