Sister Mintaka presents the Shelby Dress and Romper sewing pattern by True Bias.
The Shelby pattern is a princess-seamed dress or romper with four views. Each has a V-shaped neckline, front button opening, and back waist tie. Views A and B are dresses with a traditional short sleeve. View A is a mini dress hitting mid-thigh, while View B is a longer dress that ends around the ankle. Views C and D are rompers with a cap sleeve. The romper gives the illusion of being a dress with the coverage of a short or pant. View C is a mini length romper hitting mid-thigh, while View D’s hem ends just above the ankle.
Materials and Supplies
Main Fabric: Lightweight woven fabrics with drape, such as rayon challis, crepe, silk, voile and linen.
Supplies: Coordinating thread, 2 yds of lightweight fusible interfacing, 7 – 3/8” buttons (Views A & B), 5 – 3/8” buttons (Views C & D).