New shift dress from The Avid Seamstress

With its figure hugging lines and beautiful, feminine low-cut back, the new shift dress sewing pattern from The Avid Seamstress is the perfect for
wedding and special occasion outfit

shift dress The Avid Seamstress


The dress has lots of stylish features including a fitted bodice, kick and back skirt pleats and lower bodice back, which will still cover a bra strap.

The added panel feature on the front skirt gives you the opportunity to get creative withcolour blocking and mixing textiles. For summer, make the bottom of the dress in a sheer panel or plan ahead for winter and make it from light-weight wool adding a contrasting pleather panel at the bottom. The options are endless, giving you a one-of-a-kind dress every time.

The other feature is the optional pockets, which gives the dress a more casual look for daytime when you want to quickly stash your phone away while on the go.

The pattern comes in UK sizes 6-22 and the printed version is priced at £16 from
The Avid Seamstress website.




Julie Bonnar