Perfect Simple top

A review of Ultimate Shift Dress

Reviewed by EmmaThompson on 27th October, 2019

This is an excellent pattern, and for me the bust darts are perfect, the shoulders a very fitted so its a great classic woven top.

About 50% of my work wardrobe tops are Sew Over It -Shift Dresses as tops normally in viscose challis.  This version is my first one in a viscose twill and I’m really happy with it.  The fabric is amazing super smooth and soft.

I made a few adjustments, the sleeves are mid length as I prefer this, and as I’ve made it many times and know it will go over my head without the hook and eye opening, I took out the back seam and opening.

I also made a mistake on this version I used 15mm as the seam allowance for attaching the neckline facing and then realised (after trimming !) it should have been 10mm, but lucky for me I like it.

100% recommend this pattern, great instructions too as you would expect from Sew Over It.

I’ve not made the dress version.