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Merrick's Art // Style + Sewing for the Everyday Girl: EASY SHIFT DRESS SEWING TUTORIAL

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Easy Shift Dress Pattern and Tutorial

I'm convinced shift dresses should be the new jeans. A solid shift dress pattern can be used to fit any occasion by just altering the details (the material, the sleeves, the size, etc., etc., etc.) of the dress. The original shift dress that this tutorial was based on was for a dinner my husband and I hosted the Friday before our wedding. Since then, I've posted many tutorials with variations of this pattern. Here is a swing dress my sister made, here is a maxi dress I made, and here...

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A dress pattern even a farmer could sew? Also love the above description. As I was once called an uneducated farmer, I wonder if I could sew it.

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I'm not sure it would be this easy but I am willing to give it a try.

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The easy dress sewing tutorial

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Free Sewing Pattern: Reversible V-neck and Crewneck Shift Dress

Free sewing pattern - reversible shift dress. The dress can be worn 2 ways: pleated crewneck or v-neck!

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Maxi dress, apparently its easy to sew: Its just 4 rectangles. Measure shoulder to hem length, then girth at widest part (hips?) and divide by 4. Add seam allowance. Sew allowing for neckline, arm holes. No pattern needed. 1/2 hour, max!

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