Sew Over It - Vintage Shirt Dress
With 1940s and 50s influences, the Vintage Shirt Dress is a classic that will take you from season to season in style. Effortlessly chic, its feminine cut is flattering for all body shapes and sizes. Just throw this dress on for an instantly put-together look and you're all good to go!
The pattern has both a sleeved and sleeveless version as well as endless fabric options, meaning there is tonnes of scope to make this dress your own. Ever verstatile, you can even go two-tone and make the bodice in one fabric and the skirt in another to give the impression of separates.
With modern body sizing and revised shaping, the Vintage Shirt Dress has been updated to give it a contemporary feel, while the sweet notched collar gives it a vintage edge. A fantastic techniques-filled pattern, practise creating pleats, sewing a collar, adding facings and stitching buttonholes while you create your dress.
The Vintage Shirt Dress is an intermediate level sewing pattern. We recommend that you've made a few fitted garments before, and have experience with pleats and facings. If you're fairly new to dressmaking the Betty Dress would be a great one to have a go at first - though if you're feeling determined, as long as you take it step by step we think you can definitely tackle this pattern.
Sew Over It patterns are supplied in a durable cardboard envelope with full instruction booklet explaining each step in great detail, with beautifully illustrated diagrams to help you along.
You will need:
- Light to medium weight woven fabrics such as cotton, cotton lawn, seersucker, broderie anglaise, rayon, viscose, crepe and lightweight wools.
- A lightweight fusible interfacing for the collar and facings.
- Eight 16mm buttons.