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Sew Over It Ultimate Shift Dress Pattern
Designed with the beginner sewist in mind, this gorgeous pattern will get you going in no time toward creating a timelessly classic, but funky and fresh shift dress! The pattern instructions will tell you how to create darts and how to attach neckline facings. They’ve nixed the fiddly stuff like zippers and buttons, but have kept lots of options for variations to entice the more advanced sewists!
You can make your Ultimate Shift Dress in sizes 8 to 20.
Size 8: Bust 33″ (82cm) Waist 26″ (66cm) Hip 34.5″ (88cm)
Size 20: Bust 45″ (114cm) Waist 38″ (97cm) Hip 46.5″ (118cm)
Sew Over It recommends any woven fabric for your Ultimate Shift Dress, but particularly lightweight cotton or wool crepe and advises that slippery fabric can be very tricky to work with!
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Hey Thread Heads! Are you a bit of a nervous newbie to sewing? Been looking to take the leap into creating your own wardrobe? Then check this out! Beginner or or not, this dress pattern will connect with those of you who love classic style! You can create the shift dress of your dreams with Sew Over It’s beautiful Ultimate Shift Dress pattern! Make it retro with 60s inspired prints or go for the modern look with solid neutrals. This could be just what you need for creating a gorgeous go-to little black dress!
Sew Over It is the brainchild of lovely Londoner Lisa Comfort. She has been sewing since age 11 and studied at the London College of Fashion. Talented Lisa also is the author of 2 fantastic sewing books. In order to spread her passion for sewing and hoping to inspire people to take up the craft, she started Sew Over It in 2011. Lisa and her team offer a variety of brilliant sewing classes for all sewing levels in their London shops in Clapham and Islington.
Have a look at the image of the back of the packaging to see how much fabric is required for creating your dress as it varies depending on the fabric width and among sizes and which version of the dress you’ll be making. Please note you’ll also need a hook and eye fastener for all versions of the dress.