Make your own stylish shirt or shirt dress with this step-by-step sewing pattern.
Rosa has a flattering semi-fitted shape thanks to gently curved princess seams on both front and back.
You'll learn to construct a two-piece collar and stand, with a separate button stand facing so you can make a feature out of contrast fabric. The three-quarter length roll-up sleeves are held up with narrow button tabs. If you want to make it long sleeved then there is a free pattern piece available on Tilly's website .
Fabric & Notions
Medium- and light-weight woven fabrics, such as cotton lawn, chambray, lighter weight denim, fine needlecord, double gauze, linen blends, viscose (rayon), shirting cotton.
Shirt: All Sizes – 2m x 150cm wide / 2.6m x 115cm wide Shirt Dress: Sizes 1-4 – 2.2m x 150cm wide / 3.1m x 115cm wide Shirt Dress: Sizes 5-8 – 2.6m x 150cm wide / 3.1m x 115cm wide
10–13mm (3/8–1/2in) buttons x 10 (for shirt) or x 12 (for shirt dress)
Iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
Optional: 2 spools of contrast topstitching weight thread and topstitching/embroidery needle for your machine
This pattern is suitable for improvers.
About the designer
Tilly and The Buttons are an independent British brand. They are well known for producing easy to use sewing patterns which come with jargon busting instructions and photos which show you how to sew each part.