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The Shift Dress

From The Avid Seamstress
Review by Sew Dainty
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DIFFICULTY:
Advanced Beginner
FABRIC USED:
Cottons / Chambray / Flannel
SEWING TIME:
All day

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I am so happy to share this review of the new pattern launch by The Avid Seamstress – The Shift Dress.
It is not the first time I have sewn an Avid Seamstress pattern – they are lovely. High quality and with lots of sensible tips and encouragement for you not only to produce a great dress, but to have a good sewing experience too.
The fabric is a stretch cotton. Not only does this have a little give which makes it a really comfortable dress, it has good recovery – so it stays in shape.
The pattern is true to size, the only alterations I made were that I shortened the bodice by 1″ and the skirt by 5″, but this is usually the case – I am only 5’2″.
Gorgeous photos and illustrations in the instruction book help you all the way, it’s a really enjoyable make.
During this make you will encounter, pleats, darts, invisible zip and a kick pleat, but they are all very well explained and as well as the written instructions, The Avid Seamstress have lots of helpful tips on the blog page of their website.
I would have like to have shared more photos with you, particularly the pretty back of the dress, but they are too high quality to upload on here – please do head on over to my blog for more pics and all the details on the dress.
Such a lovely pattern, I would highly recommend for someone looking for a smart classic shift dress with a feminine twist.
My blog post is : https://sewdainty.co.uk/2017/07/16/the-shift-dress-by-the-avid-seamstress/

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