Effie Shirt Dress Sewing Pattern


Meet Effie.

The hidden button placket on this chic, stylish and contemporary shirt dress gives it a clean, streamlined look and really lets your fabric do the talking. No more stressing over your button choice, instead choose a fabulous print or a luscious plain fabric, and it shine!

Difficulty / skill level


Recommended fabrics

Medium/dress weight viscose/rayon, crepe, linen, cotton and chambray. Choose a lightweight or medium weight fusible interfacing suitable for your chosen fabric.

Size ranges

6-20 (B cup) and 16-30 (D cup). For more details, see the sizing information in Effie’s ‘Pattern information and specs‘ page.

About our samples: Michelle wears a red Effie (view B) in a medium weight crepe, a white floral Effie (view B) in an embroidered cotton with contrast green linen elements, and a pink linen Effie (view A). She graded between sizes at the waist and hip and raised the bust dart.

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