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.

Effie on Instagram

New pattern release today from michellesews_patterns 🌤🌤🌤🌤
Details and my thoughts are at http://www.sisforsew.com 😊 #msp_effie
*pattern and material compensation recieved for review*

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Been saving this one for a while and excited to finally share! ..meet the #MSP_Effie by michellesews_patterns 😍

I was so excited when Michelle reached out asking if I’d like a preview version of the Effie dress. I love a shirt dress and this is the more classic silhouette that was missing from my wardrobe – a straight skirt, classic cap sleeves with a hidden button placket.

I made my Effie in a loud tropical print 🌴🍍🍹🌺 and the drape of this viscose feels just amazing! I’m looking forward to try the pocketed version in a linen or even lightweight denim.

Pattern: #msp_effie by michellesews_patterns size 40 no mods (next time I’ll size down to a 38)
Fabric: Viscose from newcollectiontextil

[Image description: A women with long dark hair is smiling at the camera in a brightly colored tropical print shirt dress that she made. She is wearing yellow sandals that tie around the ankles. She stands in front of a white brick wall in her apartment.]

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