View PatternView PatternView PatternView PatternSewing PatternIsla Dress Dresses Shift dresses have little shaping other than breast darts, making them both easy to sew and a comfortable choice for hotter days. This A-line design by Julia Claridge falls just above the knee and is extremely flattering to most figures. Chambray is generally easy to work with and care for, but as a woven fabric it is prone to fraying – so be sure to neaten all of the garment's raw edges. Login to downloadEssentialsGet startedChambray fabric, 1.4m x 1.6mInvisible zip, 56cmLightweight interfacingSizesSize Chest (cm) Length* (cm)S (10-12) 108 99M (12-14) 113 100L (14-16) 118 101*from side neck, with 2.5cm hemDimensions ListFront: cut one from chambrayBack: cut one pair from chambraySleeve: cut one pair from chambrayFront neck facing: cut one each from chambray and interfacingBack neck facing: cut one pair each from chambray and interfacing1.5cm seam allowance used throughout.1Download and print the pattern at sewmag.co.uk/templates. Cut out all the pieces, referring to the cutting guide. Transfer the dart markings onto the front pattern piece, stitch the bust darts, then press them towards the garment base.2Apply interfacing to the wrong side of the front and back facing pieces. With right sides together, sew the front and back facing pieces together at the shoulder seams. Repeat to join the main front and back dress pieces. Fold and press the seam allowance on the centre-back seam.3Open the invisible zip and pin each side along the centre-back seams, matching the top to the neck edge and the teeth along the creased seam. Change to an invisible zipper foot and stitch in place. Stitch the remaining centreback seam together, starting 6cm above the end of the zipper. Sew down the side seams.4Fold one sleeve piece in half, right sides together, then sew the sleeve underarm seam. Sew two rows of ease stitching around the sleeve head then lightly draw them up to match the underarm seam to the side seam, and the sleeve head notch to the shoulder seam. Pin in place, then stitch around.5Pin the front neck facing along the neckline of the front piece, right sides together and matching the shoulder seams. Sew the seam, then clip V-shaped notches every few centimetres around. Turn a 2.5cm hem at the sleeves and garment base, then machine stitch.6Fold the ends of the back facing underneath themselves, then press and understitch them to the zip tape. Secure the seam allowance of the neck facing to that of the shoulder seams with a few hand stitches. Other Popular Makes... Stefani BlouseGarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)This loose-fitting top pattern works well in virtually any fabric, but when stitched in the elegant triple crepe used by Lisa Top and SkirtGarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Both boxy tops and pencil skirts can be difficult to style individually, but together they create a balanced silhouette. Amanda Sheena PantsGarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Stylish and versatile, harem pants can easily be dressed up or down and this flattering design by Amanda Walker allows Ria Shift DressDresses GarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)The real wow-factor of this garment, designed by Julia Claridge, lies in the texture and slight sheen of the stretch Adele Pencil SkirtGarments SkirtsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Sometimes, it’s the simple things in life that are the sweetest, like this figure-hugging stretch skirt by Amanda Walker. Clara Wrap DressDresses GarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Combining comfort and style, this lovely design by Amanda Walker features a flattering bodice with sweet cap sleeves and a PopularRecent Dave Dachshund Free Sewing Pattern Downloads Retro Mixtape Cushion Floaty Floral Three Quarter Sleeved Dress Stuffed Fabric Letters Art Gallery Fabric Unicorn Toy Sewing Bee Sleeveless Shell Top Sewing Bee Shift Dress Tweed Chicken Doorstop Make Your Own Bodycon Dress Wiggle Dress Roger reindeer Make a festive toy Stefani Blouse Lisa Top and Skirt Sheena Pants Ria Shift Dress Adele Pencil Skirt Clara Wrap Dress Shakira Party Dress Annette Wrap Top Eve Dress Fabric Christmas Crackers Millie Throw Cross-over Bag Get all of your sewing essentials sent straight to your inbox! Please keep me up to date with regular emails from Sew MagazineYou need to tick the box above to confirm you want to recieve emails We have sent you a confirmation email, please confirm it.