Ultimate Shift Dress Sewing Pattern

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Want to start dressmaking but don’t know where to begin? The Ultimate Shift Dress would make an ideal first project!

The pattern is designed with beginners in mind, and will guide you through the basics of dressmaking. Learn how to create bust darts and attach all-in-one facings like a pro. With no tricky zips or buttonholes to master, simply pop the dress on over your head and fasten with a hook and eye.

But don’t forget, with loads of options for customisation, including adding sleeves, sleeve frills and turning the dress into a top, there is plenty of scope for a more advanced dressmaker to play around and have fun!

Check out what everyone’s been making in the Ultimate Shift Dress Gallery.

Now with free maternity hacks! (As seen in Simply Sewing magazine)
The Ultimate Shift Dress now comes with bonus free maternity hacks! Learn how to adapt the patterns for a baby bump with our free downloadable tutorials.

Sewing Level
The Ultimate Shift Dress is a beginner level sewing pattern. No prior dressmaking is required, although if you want to have a go at something even easier, try the Ultimate Pyjamas.

Sewalong
Need a helping hand with your Ultimate Shift Dress, or fancy having a go at a pattern hack? Head over to our Ultimate Shift Dress Sewalong!

Fabric Suggestions
The Ultimate Shift Dress is an extremely versatile pattern when it comes to fabric. Most light or medium weight woven fabrics, such as cotton, linen, rayon, viscose, wool, crepe or even silk (if you’re feeling adventurous!) will work. Just remember that slippery fabrics are harder to sew!

Fabric Requirements
The Ultimate Shift Dress sewing pattern comes in UK sizes 8-20. See the chart for details on fabric requirements. 

Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.

 

PDF Version

What will I receive?
The downloadable pattern file contains:

  • printable pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop format)
  • illustrated printable instruction booklet
  • imperial/metric conversion size chart
  • copyshop permission letter

The Ultimate Shift Dress sewing pattern is 32 pages long or 2 A0 copyshop pages.

If you purchase the PDF Pattern + Copyshop Printing option, you will also receive your pattern printed on A0 paper in the post. Find out more about our PDF Printing Service here.

So what is a PDF pattern?
A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home on A4 or US letter paper. Alternatively you can choose to have the copyshop files printed on large A0 paper, and posted to you at home. If you’re using the A4 or US letter options, simply download, print at home, tape together and let the sewing begin! When you print the pattern, print at 100% (you might have to uncheck the scale box). Print page 1 first, the square should measure 10cm x 10cm.

Never used a PDF pattern before and would like some help? Learn everything you need to know in our handy Guide to Assembling PDF Patterns over on our blog!