Sew Over It Ultimate Shift Dress

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Buy the Ultimate Shift Dress sewing pattern from Sew Over It. Want to start dressmaking but don’t know where to begin? The Ultimate Shift Dress would make an ideal first dress project.

The pattern is designed with beginners in mind, and will guide you through the basics of dressmaking. Learn how to create bust darts and attach all-in-one facings like a pro. With no tricky zips or buttonholes to master, simply pop the dress on over your head and fasten with a hook and eye.

But don’t forget, with loads of options for customisation, including adding sleeves, sleeve frills and turning the dress into a top, there is plenty of scope for a more advanced dressmaker to play around and have fun!

Note: An add-on pack (sold separately) is available for the Ultimate Shift Dress. Use the extra pattern pieces in the add-on pack to make a more voluminous elasticated sleeve, add a cute tie cuff detail to the original sleeve, or add some swishiness with a gathered tier at the hem.

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

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50). Choose sizes 6 – 20 or sizes 18 – 30.

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). Includes all sizes 6 – 30. 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). Choose sizes 6 – 20 or sizes 18 – 30. What is Copy Shop

Suggested fabrics: Lightweight woven fabric such as cotton, cotton lawn, or for a softer look, rayon or crepe.

Fabric requirements: 

Sizes 6 – 20

Version 1: 1.15 m wide fabric: 2.5 – 2.8 m // 1.40 m wide fabric: 1.6 – 2.4 m.

Version 2: 1.15 m wide fabric: 2.0 – 2.7 m // 1.40 m wide fabric: 1.6 – 2.4 m.

Version 3: 1.15 m wide fabric: 1.4 – 2.2 m // 1.40 m wide fabric: 1.4 – 1.5 m.

Sizes 18 – 30

Version 1: 1.15 m wide fabric (sizes 18 – 28 only): 2.9 – 3.0 m // 1.40 m wide fabric: 2.7 – 2.9 m.

Version 2: 1.15 m wide fabric (sizes 18 – 28 only): 2.7 – 3.0 m // 1.40 m wide fabric: 2.1 – 2.6 m.

Version 3: 1.15 m wide fabric (sizes 18 – 28 only): 2.4 – 2.5 m // 1.40 m wide fabric: 2.0 – 2.5 m.

Sizing: UK 6 – 20 and UK 18 – 30 (approx. UK 6 – 20 and UK 20 – 32, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size charts and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Hook and eye.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4 print-at-home pattern (36 pages for sizes 6-20, 48 pages for sizes 18-30); US letter print-at-home pattern (36 pages for sizes 6-20, 45 pages for sizes 18-30); A0 copy shop pattern (2 sheets for sizes 6-20, 3 sheets for sizes 18-30).

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Additional information

Fabric

Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe

Size

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, UK 26 / US 22 / EU 54, UK 28 / US 24 / EU 56, UK 30 / US 26 / EU 58

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

All day

Pattern format

PAPER (18 – 30), PAPER (6 – 20), PDF (6 – 30), PDF pattern + Printed copy shop SIZES 18 – 30 (+£7.00), PDF pattern + Printed copy shop SIZES 6 – 20 (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

36 pages (sizes 6-20), 48 pages (sizes 18-30)