Ultimate Shift Dress

A review of Sew Over It Ultimate Shift Dress

Reviewed by Holly Stevens on 5th April, 2018

The Sew Over It Ultimate Shift dress is exactly what it says on the tin – a simple, stylish and smart shift dress.

It’s got a classic straight style, a high neck and is above knee in length. There are options to make it sleeveless, with a 3/4 or full length sleeve or with an additional frill over the shoulder which looks gorgeously summery! You can also make it into a top and it’s got a little split at the centre back to assist getting it on and off easily. It comes in both a paper and PDF pattern too!

The fabric options suggested are cotton, rayon, or crepe but the options can potentially go on and on: silks, lace, embroidery anglais or even a ponte roma could be lovely for this pattern. I decided to make my version with 3/4 length sleeves and in a floral (obviously) rayon which I also got from Sew Over It in the sale last year (always worth checking back to every now and again for a fabric steal) – it was a bargain at £6 a metre and got 1.5m which turned out to be plenty for size 8. The fabric is really good quality and almost has a peach skin type feel to it, and although it frays very easily – it barely creases at all!

To continue reading this review, visit my blog here:
Truly, Florally Ultimate – A Shift Dress

Happy sewing,

Holly x