The Overlap Shirt, Dress and Jacket

Dhurata Davies Patterns


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Buy The Overlap Shirt, Dress and Jacket sewing pattern from Dhurata Davies Patterns. The Overlap is a perfect layering garment and suitable for most days and occasions, depending on your woven fabric of choice. It is a simple, unlined but well finished piece, which can be worn layered as an outer garment, on its own as a shirt or dress and even as a luxurious robe. The hem falls at hip level on view A and just above the knee on view B. Both these lengths are easily adjustable to suit your taste. It can be made with a belt and belt loops, patch pockets or both. The pattern features detailed instructions for high-end seam finishing techniques.

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: A wide variety of woven fabrics, from lightweight breezy linen to cosy wool.

Fabric requirements: 

View A: 110 cm (42″) wide fabric with nap: 2.7 – 3.4 m (3 – 3.7 yd) // 150 cm (59″) wide fabric with nap: 2.2 – 2.8 m (2.4 – 3 yd).

View B: 110 cm (42″) wide fabric with nap: 3.7 – 4.5 m (4 – 5 yd) // 150 cm (59″) wide fabric with nap: 2.5 – 3.2 m (2.8 – 3.5 yd).

Sizing: UK 4 – 24. Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: 25 cm of fusible interfacing to suit your fabric weight; approx. 10 – 12 m of 3 cm wide (unfolded) bias cut tape for the Hong Kong seam finishing, which can be cut from 0.5 m of any suitable lightweight fabric (ready made bias binding is also suitable, but it needs to be pressed open before use).

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern; A0 copy shop file. This pattern has layers, so you can print just the size(s) you need.

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Additional information


Linen, Wools / Suiting

Make time

One to two days, All weekend or longer

Sewing level

Confident Beginner, Intermediate


UK 4 / US 0 / EU 32, 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, UK 24 / US 20 / EU 52

Pattern format

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

PDF Printing

36 Pages

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