Vintage Shirt Dress
The Vintage Shirt Dress is a classic with a 1940’s /50’s vibe that will take you from season to season in style. Effortlessly chic, its feminine cut flatters 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 a sleeved and sleeveless version, as well as endless fabric options, meaning there is tonnes of scope to make this dress your own. Ever versatile, 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 designed for an intermediate level sewing pattern.It is recommend that you’ve made a few fitted garments before, and have experience with pleats and facings. If you’re fairly new to dressmaking try the Betty Dress, this 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.
The booklet contains full instructions with beautifully illustrated diagrams.
Recommended fabrics and required notions:
- Light to medium weight woven fabrics such as cotton, cotton lawn, seersucker, broderie anglaise, rayon, viscose, crepe and lightweight wools. Click here for fabrics we’ve picked specially for the pattern.
- A lightweight fusible interfacing for the collar and facings.
- Eight buttons about 16mm