THE AVID SEAMSTRESS - The Shift Dress - Digital sewing pattern



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Fallen in love with The Shift Dress and want it right now? Digital patterns are perfect for you! Digital patterns are PDF files that you receive instantly (by email) after purchase. Simply print, construct and you are ready to sew. We'll show you how to do it!


The Shift Dress creates an elegant silhouette that’s modern, sophisticated and versatile. Perfect for weddings, parties or a compliment full day at work, this dress will create an effortlessly chic look.

The Shift Dress has a fitted bodice, fitted sleeves and pencil skirt with a panel at the bottom of the front skirt. The back of the skirt has flattering waist pleats, a kick pleat at the bottom with the back bodice finished with an invisible zip. Pattern includes optional inner pockets.

Pattern sizes - UK 6 - UK 22

Skill Level - Intermediate

Suggested Fabrics - Lightweight to medium weight fabrics - wovens, chambray, crepes, silk, viscose & cotton.

Supplies Needed - Fabric, thread, 41cm/16" invisible zipper

Please see for finished garment measurements or email us at hello [!at] and we will email them to you.



THIS IS A DIGITAL PRODUCT. You will need to download the files and then print them at home or at a copy shop. If you want the physical printed sewing pattern these are now available on our Etsy store or our website -

You will receive:
1. PDF file - The Shift Dress Information
2. PDF file - The Shift Dress Instructions
3. PDF file - The Shift Dress US LETTER PAPER 8.27 × 11.69 inches (41 pages)
4. PDF file - The Shift Dress Print at home/office printer - A4 paper - A4 measures 210 × 297 millimetres or 8.27 × 11.69 inches (41 pages)
5. PDF file - The Shift Dress Print at Copy Shop A0 paper - 2 sheets - (we offer a printing service - see bottom of page)

You will need Adobe Reader to open the PDF files -

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The entire product is in English.

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PRINT THE COPY SHOP AO PATTERN WITH US - After purchase, you can print the copy shop A0-size file with us. Head to

PURCHASE THE PRINTED SEWING PATTERN - Should you wish to purchase the printed pattern please see our Etsy store -

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117 reviews

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Cherie 31 Jan, 2020

4 out of 5 stars

fast and easy to download

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rorjam 07 Dec, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

What a lovely pattern. Thank you so much.

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Sarah Jane 28 Aug, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Great. Thank you very much :)

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ajsemuel 01 Dec, 2019

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