Perkins Shirt Dress and Top PDF
Buy the Perkins Shirt Dress and Top sewing pattern from Ensemble. This is a versatile sewing pattern with many options. It is an oversized silhouette with two distinct styles: basic and gathered. It can also be made in a smaller size to make it a little more fitted. It has four different lengths: cropped, regular, tunic, and dress (with side slits). The pattern comes with optional patch and inseam pockets. It also has a regular pointy collar or mandarin collar and, for some extra fun, you can choose to have the back yoke with some slits and a two-piece collar that ties at the back. Make it in a thin fabric like a rayon for a flowy look or opt for some thin shirting for a boxier style.
Suggested fabrics: Light to medium weight wovens with a soft hand and good drape. For a fluid and flowy style: Tencel, rayon, crepe, silk georgette, challis (note: if using a sheer fabric with a print on it, consider using a solid for the yoke and sleeve lining). For a more structured and boxy style, poplin, shirting, chambray, flannel, linen. Keep in mind that the style is oversized and can look frumpy if the fabric is too thick and structured.
Fabric requirements: 150 cm (60″) wide fabric: Basic (crop), 1.4 – 1.9 m (1.5 – 2 yards) // Basic (regular), 1.6 – 2.25 m (1.75 – 2.5 yards) // Basic (tunic), 1.75 – 2.75 m (1.9 – 3 yards) // Basic (dress), 1.9 – 3 m (2 – 3.25 yards) // Gathered (crop), 1.4 – 2 m (1.5 – 2.25 yards) // Gathered (regular), 1.5 – 2.25 m (1.6 – 2.5 yards) // Gathered (tunic), 1.6 – 2.75 m (1.75 – 3 yards) // Gathered (dress), 1.9 – 3 m (2 – 3.25 yards).
Sizing: 0 – 20 (approx. UK 6 – 20). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.
Notions: Lightweight fusible interfacing; 1/2″ shirt buttons (top = 5-6, tunic = 8-9, dress = 10-11); thread.
This sewing pattern is available in PDF format. The PDF pattern will be available immediately for download after purchase.
PDF pattern includes: Illustrated step-by step-instructions; letter/A4 print-at-home pattern (print just your size with the layers option); A0 copy shop pattern.
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Chiffon / Georgette, Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Linen, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe
All day, Half a day
Confident Beginner, Intermediate
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