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, also by Sew Over It, 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.
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.