Effie Shirt Dress Sewing Pattern

The hidden button placket on this chic, stylish and contemporary shirt dress gives Effie a clean, streamlined look which 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 let it take centre stage!


Further Details

Difficulty/Skill level
Recommended fabricMedium/dress weight viscose/rayon, crepe, linen, cotton and chambray. Choose a lightweight or medium weight fusible interfacing suitable for your chosen fabric
NotionsAll views: Small buttons (3/8″ – 1/2″ / 1-1.2cm). 10 buttons for the 6-20 size range, 11 for the 16-30 size range.
View B: One pair of 1 1/2″ (3.8 cm) D-rings for the belt.
Available pattern formatsPDF (Sizes 6-20 and 16-30).
The PDF pattern files are available in Copyshop/A0 format (3x A0 pages for the 6-20 size range, 4x A0 pages for the 16-30 size range) or print at home/ A4/US letter format (40 pages for the 6-20 size range; 64 pages for the 16-30 size range).


This pattern is available in our 6-20 and 16-30 size ranges. Our size ranges are based on different body proportions and bust cup sizes, so if you fall into sizes 16-20, do compare the body measurements in each size range to find the best match for your measurements. Both size ranges are drafted for the same height of 5’6″ / 167cm.

Choose the pattern size for which the Bust measurement in the table is closest to your full bust measurement, then grade up or down between sizes to suit your waist and hip measurements.

PDF Sewing patterns

PDF sewing patterns are a convenient alternative to more traditional paper patterns. When you purchase a PDF file, you will be given access to download a set of PDF files including an instructions booklet and the pattern files. You can print the files at home, on A4 or US Letter sized paper, or you can send the Copyshop/A0 files to a printer (a “copyshop”). The printer will print out the files on large sheets and post them to you.

The pattern files are nested, so you can easily grade between sizes, and layered, so you can choose which size(s) you want to print.

Effie on Instagram

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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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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