Pull-on Shift Dress – Back in Stock and a New Pattern Hack

In lightweight denim

In lightweight denim

In lightweight wool tweed

In lightweight wool tweed

My popular MIY Collection pull-on shift dress pattern which sold out at the Knitting & Stitching show is back in stock. Get yours online now with free P&P in the UK.

I think there are lots of reasons why this pattern is so popular:

  • it’s easy – really, no fastenings, no fiddly bits
  • the pattern is very versatile – these features are optional: the cowl collar, the side seam pockets, the centre front and centre back pleats
  • it’s a great pattern for beginners (I’ve had lots of sewing newbies successfully make this dress in a  day), but has lots of versatility for those with a bit of experience
  • it suits a wide range of shapes and sizes
  • it’s comfy to wear – I know, I wear mine A LOT!
  • you can make it in a wide variety of fabrics: wovens such as lightweight denim, linen, lightweight tweed, chambray, needlecord and knits such as ponte roma, sweatshirt and even single jersey
  • it will see you through all the seasons – I wear my denim one with leggings and a long sleeved top in winter and on it’s own with birkenstocks in summer
  • you can easily combine fabrics, using a different one for the bodice and the skirt.

And if you’re not yet convinced I did a quick pattern hack from it this weekend to make this top which once I’ve hemmed, I think I will be living in…..

easy boxy top sewing pattern

All I did was to use the bodice pattern and lengthen it by 20cm! I’ve used a fabulous lurex ponte roma from Minerva Crafts which is a pleasure to sew as it just does as it’s told.  This will be my nod towards the festive season – black with a bit of subtle sparkle.

Get your pattern now and let me know what you do with it, I love seeing how you all interpret my patterns!

8 responses to “Pull-on Shift Dress – Back in Stock and a New Pattern Hack

  1. Pingback: My MIY Easy Pull-On Shift Dress Pattern is Back!! | MIY Collection

  2. Pingback: My MIY Easy Pull-On Shift Dress is Back!! | Wendy Ward

  3. Desperate for this pattern, but ‘back in stock’ is a little optimistic!

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  4. I bought this pattern from you at the Knitting and Stitching show and got some fabric on the same day – lovely grey flannel – I must get it made up.

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  5. Love this pattern Wendy : ) xx

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