This dress is all you need and more!
Bodice: Choose between Regular or Cross Front option.
Sleeves: There are 3 sleeve lengths included: Short Sleeve, 3/4 Sleeve and Long Sleeve. With each length, you can choose to finish with a hem or cuff.
Length: You can choose between Crop Top, Shirt Length and Dress Length. With the Dress Length, there are two hem lengths (knee or maxi) and one additional hem style (petal). Mix and match or layer them for a unique look!
Extras: You can add Pockets to the skirt/shirt for versatility and bra Cup Pockets can be added to the bodice for sliding in bra cups.
Also included are extra cut lines for larger cup sizes, with tester success in sewing cup size up to F.
Techniques Involved: Applying knit bands, gathering, inserting sleeves in the round (aka set-in sleeves), sewing in elastic, and hemming straight edges.
All files are PDF files that can be printed at home on Letter or A4 sized paper. Each pattern includes one file for the pattern and print-at-home pieces, another file containing the copy shop A0 (33.1″ wide) pattern pieces, as well as a projector file. We’ve placed the pattern pieces on individual layers so you can print only the size(s) you need, saving you on paper and ink.
This pattern is designed for light to medium weight knit fabrics and requires at least 40% crosswise stretch and a fabric with 4-way stretch is recommended. To achieve the appropriate 4-way stretch for the bodice, look for a fabric whose content has at least 5% lycra/spandex in it. Pique, Tricot, Jersey, Interlock, and Rayon Spandex are just a few great options.
1/4″ – 1/2″ wide elastic for the band- Up to 1 1/8 yards (1m)
1/4″ wide elastic for the cross-front option- Up to 1 yard (.9m)
- Pins or Clips
- Tape Measure
- Tape or Glue (For piecing pages together.)
- Paper & Fabric Scissors
- Matching Polyester Thread
- Ball Point or Stretch Needle
- Sewing Machine with stretch stitch
- Iron & Ironing Board or Mat
- Rotary Cutter, Mat, and Acrylic Ruler
- Fabric marking pen or chalk
Paula Barron –
This is such a versatile pattern! The available options make this a pattern you can use year round. I have made the short sleeve and quarter sleeve options and love them both! Directions are clear and easy to follow. You can not go wrong with this pattern.
This is a fantastic pattern with tons of options. I love when I can make lots of different looks from one pattern. I found the instructions to be thorough and easy to follow and the outcome very beautiful.
I love this pattern! It is really versatile with all the skirt length options and the crossover options. I am going to have a whole closet full!
Also it works for bigger cup sizes! Size G and I’m comfortable in it without worrying about a bra. I have one made and I’m picking out the fabric for the next!
Love this pattern. It gives the right amount of cleavage if you do the crossover. I love the different lengths as well!
Love this pattern and versatility with all the options. My closet is going to be full of these. I also love that I can wear it without a bra and still be supported.
Diane Cullum –
This dress has my favorite wide scooped neckline and so many options. It’s easy to sew, with pictures for the tricky steps. I’ve received so many complements when I wear this dress. And…you can wear it without a bra if you feel like it!
Kelly Smith –
I love love love this one! Who wouldn’t want a sports bra with sleeves? As always, the instructions are awesome and the end product is fantastic!
Heather Axline –
The Shirtzie Pattern is very comfortable and fun to wear. The pattern is well written and I love that it has so many options.
This pattern is so flattering and so easy to put together. The fit and instructions are perfect!
This shirt is so co for table. Being larger chested (42H) it’s hard to find comfortable bras. With this I have no need. It’s all in one!!!!
Misty Dorman –
This is a great basic pattern for anyone’s wardrobe. Several options here & nice fit
April (verified owner) –
The shirtzie dress is an excellent pattern and I love it because it fits all my needs. It hits in all the right places for my hourglass figure. The crossover front makes it perfect for nursing. It’s SUPER comfy. And you can add pockets!
Sarah Hoggett (verified owner) –
I adapted this pattern slightly to make a completely reversible crop top for wearing over co-ording cami tops, a good, straightforward pattern with a good overall fit.
Rebecca (verified owner) –
This will always be my favorite dress pattern, it’s just so comfortable, flattering and easy to make! I’ve paired it with a woven skirt with great success. I often narrow the skirt quite a bit because I don’t like the way the gathers in the front and back accentuate my belly – once I adjusted the skirt width (which, conveniently, uses less fabric) it’s very flattering and I get tons of compliments when I wear my shirtzies. I’d recommend that if you’re a larger bust like me, you may need to overlap the crossover front quite a bit more than the pattern recommends to reduce gaping.
Jodie Dennhardt (verified owner) –
My daughters fell in love with this! They have the same measurements but very different figures. For one it fits fantastically – we did a wrap look crop top for her. She’s allowed to wear it at home, but not out of the house. She’s awfully young for that much cleavage! The younger daughter had very broad shoulders but much less bust, but the underbust and bust measurements are the same. She could hardly get into the crop top because of her sporty broadness. I love it, but would love a broad Shoulder tutorial to better accommodate my girl.