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Sew Over It Vintage Shirt Dress
Designed with the intermediate level or confident advanced beginner sewist in mind, this gorgeous classic Vintage Shirt Dress pattern from Sew Over It will inspire you to create a whole wardrobe of shirt dresses to take you from the work place to night’s out on the town! Retro vintage style at its most fashion forward!
The pattern allows you to make the dress in sizes 8 to 20.
Size 8: Bust 33″ (84cm) Waist 26″ (66cm) Hip 36″ (91.5cm)
Size 20: Bust 45″ (114.5cm) Waist 38″ (96.5cm) Hip 48″ (122cm)
The Vintage Shirt Dress offers so many season spanning fabric options! Sew Over It recommends light to medium weight woven fabric such as cotton, cotton lawn, seersucker, rayon, broderie anglaise, viscose, lightweight wools or crepe. You’ll be spoiled for choice so why not make several!
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Fancy having a go at sewing a notched collar, inserting pleats, adding facing, stitching buttonholes? Go for it because when it comes to sewing it’s all in the details, darlings! This pattern will enhance your sewing skills to help you create a dress to be proud enough to tell everyone, ‘I made that!’
Think of the possibilities with this design, Thread Heads! The Vintage Shirt Dress is timeless and classy, but never stuffy. Go for the sleeveless version for warmer weather or the three quarter sleeve version for cooler months. Inspired by 1940’s and 50’s designs, you can create your own beautifully tailored classic with lots of fabric options to make it as retro or modern as you like whatever the season!
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.
Your Vintage Shirt Dress Shopping List:
- Light to medium weight woven fabric such as cotton, cotton lawn, seersucker, rayon, broderie anglaise, viscose, lightweight wools or crepe.
- Lightweight fusible interfacing for the collar and facings.
- Eight 16mm buttons
- Please 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.