Competition Time!

To celebrate the launch of our brand new pattern The Shift Dress we’re offering TWO lucky people the chance to win a bundle of Avid Seamstress patterns.

All you have to do is make the Shift Dress and photograph it out-and-about before the 13th August 2017, then post to Instagram tagging @avidseamstress or our Facebook page theavidseamstress and using the following hashtags:

#theshiftdress #avidseamstress #ilovetheshiftdress #avidseamstresscompetition

We’re looking for fun, creative pics. Wearing The Shift Dress to a wedding? Dressing it up on a night out? Casual style? Share it with us to win!

On the 15th August 2017, we’ll announce the winner. Good luck and we can’t wait to see what you make!

Competition rules – pictures must be posted to our Instagram and/or Facebook page using the hashtags above. Two people will be chosen to win three patterns of their choice across the Avid Seamstress range. Competition closes midnight UK time on 12 August 2017. 



The Shift Dress sewing pattern by The Avid Seamstress

The Shift Dress Digital Sewing Pattern                                       Shift Dress Printed Sewing Pattern

With its figure hugging lines and beautiful, feminine low-cut back, our latest pattern is perfect for wedding guest outfits, Summer drinks al fresco and general outdoor fun-in-the-sun coming up over the next couple of months.

  • UK 6 – UK 22
  • Fitted bodice
  • Back skirt pleats
  • Kick-pleat
  • Stylish panel at bottom of front
  • Optional inner pockets
  • Low bodice back (will still cover bra!)

The Shift Dress Sewing Pattern


The added panel feature on the front skirt gives you the opportunity to get your creativity flowing with the multiple combination options of colour-blocking or mixing textiles.

For Summer, why not make the bottom out of a sheer panel for flirty fun? Or plan ahead for Winter and make The Shift Dress out of light-weight wool adding a contrasting pleather panel at the bottom. The options are endless, giving you a unique dress every time.

The other feature we’re totally in love with is the optional pockets! Who doesn’t need or love pockets in their favourite dress? The pockets on the shift dress are useful for making a more casual, daytime dress when you want to quickly stash your keys or phone away while on the go.



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