The Vintage Shirt Dress is an intermediate level sewing pattern. We recommend that you’ve made a few fitted garments before, and have experience with pleats and facings. If you’re fairly new to dressmaking the Betty Dress would be a great one to have a go at first – though if you’re feeling determined, as long as you take it step by step we think you can definitely tackle this pattern.
Need a helping hand with your Vintage Shirt Dress? Extra help can be found in our Vintage Shirt Dress Sewalong!
For the Vintage Shirt Dress we recommend choosing a light to medium weight woven fabric such as cotton, cotton lawn, seersucker, broderie anglaise, rayon, viscose, crepe or lightweight wool. You will also require a lightweight fusible interfacing for the collar and facings, as well as eight 16mm buttons.
The Vintage Shirt Dress 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.
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 Vintage Shirt Dress pattern is either 64 A4/US letter pages long, or 2 A0 copyshop sheets.
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.