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By THE ASSEMBLY LINE, the Shirt Dress is a paper sewing pattern.

Garment Details: The Shirt Dress features a slight A-line silhouette and is designed to end at mid-calf length. Comes with a regular collar, a front button placket and two different cuff sleeves to choose from, one full length and one that ends at the elbow. Pockets in side seams.

To vary your dress pattern you can use the PDF pattern extensions by The Assembly Line, both for different collars and sleeves.
Sleeve pattern extension
Collar pattern extension

Sizing: This is a multi-size pattern, including sizes XS-L and XL-3XL. Sizing information can be found here.

Fabric Suggestions: Suggested fabrics are light to medium light weight fabrics such as cotton, tencel, silk, lawn, linen, crepe de chine or wool crepe.

Fabric requirements: Fabric needed for the short sleeve version:
110-120 cm fabric width XS 2.8 m / S 2.8 m / M 3.3 m / L 3.7 m / XL 3.7 m / 2XL 3.7 m / 3XL 3.7 m 
140-150 cm fabric width XS 2.1 m / S 2.1 m / M 2.2 m / L 2.3 m / XL 2.8 m / 2XL 2.9 m / 3XL 3.0 m 

Fabric needed for the long sleeve version:
110-120 cm fabric width XS 3.1 m / S 3.1 m / M 3.5 m / L 4.0 m / XL 4.1 m / 2XL 4.1 m / 3XL 4.1 m 
140-150 cm fabric width XS 2.4 m / S 2.4 m / M 2.4 m / L 2.5 m / XL 3.1 m / 2XL 3.2 m / 3XL 3.2 m 

Trims required: Matching thread, fusible interfacing & 12 mm buttons-Front placket: XS-M 11 pcs, L-3XL 12 pcs. Sleeve cuffs: Short sleeve 2 buttons, Long sleeve 4 buttons.

Skill level: Suitable for an intermediate skill level.  

Seam allowances are included in the pattern.

The paper pattern comes packaged in an envelope together with a step-by-step assembly instructions.


  • Add another collar or different sleeves with the pattern extensions
  • Colour block with different colour on top and skirt
  • Add contrast colour buttons as a feature

 #talshirtdress for more inspiration or for sharing your make ♥

Photo credits: The Assembly Line.

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