There’s no doubt that the sewing community loves a good shirtdress, so I’m thrilled to be able to introduce you today to the latest Cashmerette Pattern: the Harrison Shirtdress!
Based on our best-selling Harrison Shirt, it combines the double princess seams that you love with a flowy silhouette and no-gape sleeveless armholes.
Want to make a sleeved version? No worries! A simple tutorial will be following tomorrow.
The Harrison Shirtdress is available in two formats:
- Expansion Pack. If you already have a copy of the Harrison Shirt, you can buy the expansion pack which has the additional pattern pieces you’ll need to make the Harrison Shirtdress, and brief additional instructions.
- Full pattern. If you don’t already have a copy of the Harrison Shirt, you can buy the full pattern which has all the pattern pieces you need to make your Shirtdress, and full instructions for making the dress.
The Harrison Shirtdress works fabulously in flowy fabrics like rayon, cotton voile or even silk, and has a more structured look if you choose something with a bit more weight like chambray or linen.
The double princess seams combined with the cup sizing from C/D to G/H mean you can get a great fit through the bust, and the additional ease and shaping at the waist and hip mean you can sit down without having to worry about gaping (make sure to measure yourself sitting down to ensure you sew the right size).
This pattern is available as a PDF only, which includes files for printing at home, or taking to a copyshop (in US and A0 sizing). As always, it’s available in sizes 12 – 28, and cup sizes from C – H – and with our PDF files you only need to print out the cup size you need.
Finally, we also have a kit for you! This beautiful Japan-inspired dark purple/blue rayon has tiny dark and light blue flowers, and has a great drape for the Harrison Shirtdress – and no pattern matching required. The kit comes with fabric, interfacing and 18 co-ordinating buttons, and you can buy it with the expansion pack pattern, or the full pattern. You can buy the kit here.
Whether you wear it out in the sun, with a cozy cardigan, or add on sleeves, we hope you love your next Shirtdress!