Isca Shirt Dress

Marilla Walker


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Buy the Isca Shirt Dress sewing pattern from Marilla Walker. The Isca (iss-ca) Shirt Dress has two versions.

View A is a shirt dress which is very fitted at the shoulders and relaxed at the waist. The waist seam is higher at the front and lower at the back. The dress has three quarter length sleeves, a gathered skirt, collar and stand, separate button bands, shoulder reinforcements, deep yoke front pockets, lapped seams and double turned hems on the sleeves and skirt. It can be worn true to size or a couple of sizes up for a cool oversized look.

View B is a semi loose fitting draped front shirt dress with bust and back shoulder shaping. The sleeves are three quarter length, and the waist is adjustable with a draped wrap that ties to the lefthand side of the dress. The neckline features a neck band with a centre front button fastening. Other features are shoulder reinforcements, patch shirt pockets, lapped seams, back waist darts and double turned hems on the sleeves and skirt.

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

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)

– 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: Light to medium weight fabrics such as shirting cotton, linen or chambray.

Fabric requirements:

View A: 150 cm wide fabric: Sizes 1 – 5, 2.2 m // Sizes 6 – 10, 2.7 m.

View B: 150 cm wide fabric: Sizes 1 – 5 , 2.45 m // Sizes 6 – 10, 2.8 m.

Note 20 cm has been added to all fabric requirements to allow for shrinkage and for a slight safety buffer.

Sizing: 1 – 10 (approx. UK 6 – 22, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Approx. 50 cm of lightweight fusible interfacing; 12 mm buttons, 6 for View A or 1 for View B; coordinating thread.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4 print-at home pattern (35 pages for View A, 35 pages for View B); A0 copy shop pattern (4 sheets).

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Linen

Make time

All day

Sewing level



UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50

Pattern format

PAPER, PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

35 pages (view A), 35 pages (view B)

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