The Morningside Dress & Shirt

The Morningside Dress & Shirt



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The ultimate in effortless boy-meets-girl cool, the Morningside pattern offers both dress and shirt styles with the option of two sleeve variations. All views feature a narrow collar, concealed placket and slightly dropped shoulders. Choose the classic, cuffed sleeve for a versatile wardrobe workhorse or the flounced sleeved for a more whimsical silhouette. Both dresses have a roomy fit, in-seam pockets and a curved high-low hemline. The shirt too has a boxy cut and is the perfect pairing for your favourite high-waisted pants.

Style A: Light to medium weight wovens, with or without drape. Chambray, linen, poplin, shirting, tencel, rayon challis or rayon blends will all work well.
Style B: Drapier fabrics like rayon blends, cotton lawn, tencel, rayon challis, or lightweight linen blends are better suited to this style shirt & dress. Fabric with drape is recommended.


FABRIC REQUIREMENTS: View images for more information on fabric requirements or visit my website

SIZES: XXS - XXL (UK 6-18, US 2/4-16, EUR 34-46). View images for size tables and more information on sizing.


IT ALSO INCLUDES A COPY SHOP VERSION The Copy Shop Shop file is a large scale PDF that you can take to a copy shop to be printed. Copy Shop files are A0 in width (841mm/ 33.1”), and can be any length.

BOTH PRINT AT HOME AND COPY SHOP VERSIONS ARE LAYERED PDF’S This means that you are able to print/ view selected sizes only. This not only saves ink (and sometimes paper), but also makes tracing/ cutting your pattern a lot less confusing.

INCLUDES A DETAILED INSTRUCTION BOOKLET with step-by-step illustrated sewing instructions.

SEAM ALLOWANCE of 1cm (3/8”) is included in pattern pieces.


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132 reviews 5 out of 5 stars


Natalie Lin 24 Jun, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

The pattern and instructions were super clear, very easy to follow (even for a novice like me). Looking forward to sewing more patterns by French Navy. Thanks!

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Mackenzie 20 Apr, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

I haven't made this pattern yet, but based on the pattern instructions and the fact that The Forsythe Dress is my favourite pattern of all time, I expect the Morningside Top and Dress will become another wardrobe staple for me. FrenchNavyPatterns are the best drafted and designed patterns I have worked with as a hobby sewist. I can't wait to see what is next!!

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Alexi Dare 03 Mar, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Great pattern!

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Katrina Andry 10 Jun, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I've made two dresses from this pattern already from medium weight linen. The lines are clean. The dress is sophisticated looks. It's awesome. The pattern is easy to follow as well. My only issue is the bottom hem. It curls where there are curves. With so much attention to detail paid to other parts of the pattern and dress, a little detail to the bottom hem would've been helpful to avoid the curling. A quick video search solved the problem and this will not prevent me from making more of these staple dresses for the summer time.

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