Ultimate Shift Dress

A review of 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