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Sewing has always been my hobby and my profession. I first trained as a tailor as a young girl after which I worked for some fabulous designers. To fit work around my son I became a teacher of ...

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Shift Dress

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Shift Dress
Shift Dress Sun Dress Angelina
Shift Dress Sun dress
Shift Dress Ideas for DIY Designers
Shift Dress
Shift Dress Back view

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Working with Jersey
  • Keeping a seam allowance

Pattern Description:

This pattern was my second PDF pattern. Its still drawn by hand; you could call it Marina's 'Vintage Pattern'. :)
The fit is great and I shall be making quite a few for my impending summer holiday.

Every pattern I sell or offer for free has step by step video instructions, my newer ones also include photo instructions, which makes sewing so much easier.

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The Angelina sun dress is great for everyone with little time! Its quickly made and its cleverly cut so it doesn't need darts or a zip. It can be made in just an hour which is great news if you want something really quick.
Using a complete facing to finish of necklines is probably the quickest way ever to get instant results.

The pattern comes in the four sizes as e-book (PDF) as immediate download , so you just have to get yourself some great fabric, use the link to the online lesson below and you are ready to go. I show you exactly how you can achieve this professional look.

The PDF is true to size, just cut the pattern out, attach the pattern pieces together, and you are good to go!

Enjoy making a quick dress which can be endlessly adapted to make different styles and don't forget to leave your comments and projects, can't wait to see which fabulous neckline you come up with.

Link to the online lessons: (The Angelina dress) (How to make the black dress with the red collar)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS (UK8) - To fit a waist 66cm-69cm (26-27 inches)
  • S (UK10) - To fit a waist 71cm-74cm (28-29 inches)
  • M (UK12) - To fit a waist 76cm-79cm (30-31 inches)
  • L (UK14) - To fit a waist 81cm-84cm (32-33 inches)


  • Depending on size 1-1.5 yards of two way stretch jersey fabric
  • Sewing machine

You Will Also Need:

  • Matching thread

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