True Bias Shelby Dress and Romper

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Buy the Shelby Dress and Romper sewing pattern from True Bias. Shelby is a princess-seamed dress or romper with four views. Each has a V-shaped neckline, front button opening, and back waist tie. Views A and B are dresses with a traditional short sleeve. View A is a mini dress hitting mid-thigh, while View B is a longer dress that ends around the ankle. Views C and D are rompers with a cap sleeve. The romper gives the illusion of being a dress with the coverage of a short or pant. View C is a mini length romper hitting mid-thigh, while View D’s hem ends just above the ankle.

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). You will receive all 7 A0 sheets for Views A, B, C and D. What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Lightweight woven fabrics with drape such as rayon challis, crepe, silk, voile, and linen.

Fabric requirements: Extra fabric may be needed to match stripes/plaids or for directional prints.

Views A and C: 45″ (114 cm) wide fabric: 3.2 – 3.7 yd (3 – 3.4 m) // 54″ (137 cm) wide fabric: 2.5 – 3 yd (2.3 – 2.7 m).

Views B and D: 45″ (114 cm) wide fabric: 5 – 5.5 yd (4.6 – 5 m) // 54″ (137 cm) wide fabric: 4.3 – 4.7 yd (4 – 4.3 m).

Sizing: 0 – 18 (approx. UK 8 – 20). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Coordinating thread; 2 yd of lightweight fusible interfacing; seven 3/8″ buttons (Views A and B); five 3/8″ buttons (Views C and D).

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; print-at-home pattern (54 pages for Views A and C, 71 pages for Views B and D); A0 copy shop pattern (3 sheets for Views A and C, 4 sheets for Views B and D); US copy shop pattern (1 sheet for Views A and C, 1 sheet for Views B and D).

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Linen, Silk / Satin / Sateen


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

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

One to two days

Pattern format

PAPER, PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£13.00)

PDF Printing

54-71 Pages

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