French Navy

French Navy Morningside Dress and Shirt

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We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the printed A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day.

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Buy the Morningside Dress and Shirt sewing pattern from French Navy. The ultimate in effortless boy-meets-girl cool, the Morningside pattern offers both dress and shirt styles with two sleeve variations. All views feature a narrow collar, concealed placket and slightly dropped shoulders. Choose the classic cuffed sleeve for a versatile wardrobe workhorse or the flounced sleeve for a more whimsical silhouette. Both dresses have a roomy fit, in-seam pockets and a curved high-low hemline. The shirt too has a boxy cut and is the perfect pairing for your favourite high-waisted pants.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you'll need to download the digital instructions, as we don't print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: 

Style A (cuffed sleeve): Light to medium weight wovens, with or without drape. Chambray, linen, poplin, shirting, tencel, rayon challis or rayon blends will all work well.

Style B (flounced sleeve): Drapier fabrics like rayon blends, cotton lawn, tencel, rayon challis, or lightweight linen blends are better suited to this style shirt and dress. Fabric with drape is recommended.

Fabric requirements: Extra fabric may be required for checked fabric or fabric with a directional print.

Dress: Style A: 150 cm (59″) wide fabric: 1.95 - 2.05 m (2.1 - 2.25 yd) / 115 cm (45″) wide fabric: 2.7 - 2.9 m (3 - 3.1 yd) // Style B: 150 cm (59″) wide fabric: 1.96 - 2 m (2.1 - 2.2 yd) / 115 cm (45″) wide fabric: 2.6 - 2.7 m (2.9 - 3 yd).

Shirt: Style A: 150 cm (59″) wide fabric: 1.5 m (1.65 yd) / 115 cm (45″) wide fabric: 2.1 - 2.2 m (2.3 - 2.4 yd) // Style B: 150 cm (59″) wide fabric: 1.34 - 1.45 m (1.5 - 1.6 yd) / 115 cm (45″) wide fabric: 2.08 - 2.2 m (2.3 - 2.4 yd).

Sizing: XXS - XXL (approx. UK 6 – 16/18). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Thread; 25 cm (10") of lightweight fusible interfacing; five buttons, 1 cm (3/8") in size.

PDF pattern includes: Step-by-step illustrated instructions; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern (45 pages); A0 copy shop pattern (1 long sheet). This pattern has layers so you can print just the size(s) you need.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Natasha Stirrup
Cute shirt, clear instructions

Firstly, this is a great pattern, the instructions and pictires were clear and very easy to follow.  I have done collars before, but not often.  I had no trouble with this or the hidden placket, which I thought was going to be really hard.  After making a toile, I did one small adjustment and sewed the button holes before inserting the placket, but other than that nothing.  The pattern fit really well and  sewing instructions were in a logical order.  Although I loved the idea of flouncy sleeve, I was really nervous of it would be "too much".  Now its finished, I love it, just the right amount for this drapey fabric I chose.  A very good experience from this pattern, I will definitely make again as I love a popover.

Jacqueline Oliver
Jackie's interpretation

I really enjoyed using this pattern. I have made several shirts before tackling this , but even so I found the instructions made the daunting placket and collar relatively easy .

I went a bit off piste, but I love all the features. It has a lovely balance of masculine and feminine .

I will definitely be making another one .

I would recommend this pattern if you are doing your first shirt !

Morning side shirt with statement sleeves

This pattern has 2 sleeve variations and can be made into a dress or a shirt. My sleeves are a combination of both views. I wanted to use as much of this lovely embroidered border as possible.

It's a boxy/relaxed fit, I sized down.

The instructions are very good. I messed up the placket but I think it's still wearable. I will definitely make more effort on accurate marking next time.

I can highly recommend this pattern!

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