Shirred Dress Pattern Class: Make A Shirred Dress Pattern (Includes Pattern)


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Learn how to make a beautiful shirred dress pattern. Designed for a more intermediate or advanced sewist.

Master the skill of shirring to make an on-trend shirred dress or top in this Self Drafted Shirred Dress Pattern class for intermediate to advanced sewists. Together we’ll walk through drafting, learning shirring and more.

Skill Level: Advanced

Class Duration: 71 minutes

Includes Downloadable Pattern: Yes

Teacher: Shaina Mack

Format: This is an online class. After purchase, your class will appear in your account area and you can watch at any time.

Supplies for the Shirred Dress Pattern

Lightweight woven fabrics such as Cotton Lawn, Cotton Voile, Rayon Challis, Rayon Voile, etc are recommended. Fabrics containing stretch are not recommended.

  • Fabric Width: 45 Inches
    Top Length: 1- 1.5 Yards
    Knee Length or Midi Length: 2.5-3 Yards
    Maxi Length Dress 4-5 Yards
  • Fabric Width: 60 Inches
    Top Length: 1 Yard
    Knee or Midi Length Dress: 2-3 Yards
    Maxi Length Dress: 3.5-5 Yards

Additional Supplies:

  • 33 yards or more of .05mm Elastic Shirring thread
  • Matching All-Purpose Thread
  • Tailor’s chalk
  • Empty sewing machine bobbin
  • Flexible measuring tape
  • Clear plastic ruler with measurements
  • Pins or clips
  • Iron and Ironing board
  • Sewing scissors


How do online classes work? Simply purchase, click on the link in your ‘My Account’ area and watch! You’ll find the class broken down into easy-to-watch chunks on the class page. Simply start with the first video and follow along. You can watch on any computer, tablet or mobile.

When will I get the pattern? You’ll receive a link to download the pattern immediately after purchase. If you haven’t received it, please check your spam/ junk folder. You can also find your patterns in your ‘My Account’ area.

What if I need help while sewing? Join our Facebook group and ask any and all the questions you have! We have a team of admins who know our patterns and classes inside-out and are here to help at any point throughout your RP experience. This wonderful community is friendly, knowledgeable, and always willing to help! You can share photos of your RP sews, enter giveaways, get sales information, and new-release updates.