Introducing The Everyday AMAZING Shift Dress and Top

Posted by Freya Gilbert
on February 15, 2018

The ultimate shift dress is here, introducing the

Everyday Amazing Shift Dress pattern from My Handmade Wardrobe

tracy in an everyday amazing shift dress


Buy the Everyday Amazing Shift Dress Paper Pattern or PDF Pattern now

A staple garment which will be pulled out to wear time and time again. This pattern is for a cute top with a bum-covering hem or a simple, sophisticated knee length dress.  This pattern makes a fantastic choice for beginner sewists. this pattern features a pretty scoop neck, simple keyhole fastening and three sleeve options.  You will also learn how to sew an 'all-in one facing', set in sleeves and bust darts.

The three sleeve options you can choose between are a pretty frill sleeve, which cleverly fits in to the bust dart, long sleeves for cooler days or sleeveless for a classic shell top.  As you can also choose between a top or a dress length, this one pattern can create 6 different looks, all in one!

Sarah wearing an everyday amazing shift top



Buy the Everyday Amazing Shift Dress Paper Pattern or PDF Pattern now

You can make the Everyday Amazing Shift Dress or Top in cotton lawns or poplins, light weight denims, chiffon, silk, crepe, linen, viscose, or even jersey.  We've made this pattern in stable jerseys, like sweatshirt jersey, ponte roma and scuba and its worked really well.

As with all My Handmade Wardrobe Patterns, you will find a beautiful instructions booklet included, with clear, step by step photographs to guide you through making your dress or top.  On the My Handmade Wardrobe Blog you will find tutorials for everything we couldn't fit in the instructions - from how to use PDF patterns to how to measure your body for dressmaking.

freya wearing everyday amazing shift dress


It vital when sewing your own clothes to take accurate measurements of your body, and not rely on the sizing you expect to buy on the high street. This is why we’ve switch out the usual sizes (eg, 8-22) for our own system of numbers 1-8. You have to measure yourself to pick your size!

Our size range fits from a bust 82cm/32" - 125cm/49".  Check the size chart below to choose the right size for you.

everyday amazing shift dress size chart

Buy the Everyday Amazing Shift Dress Paper Pattern or PDF Pattern now