French Dart Shift by Maven Patterns

An easy-fitting shift dress with French and back darts, a roll collar, and three sleeve options.

Pattern: French Dart Shift
Designer: Maven Patterns
Categories: Shift Dresses
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabrics: Chambray, Denim, Linen, Twill
required fabric: 2 to 31/2 yards
Sizes: 4 - 14
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Description

The French Dart Shift sewing pattern by Maven Patterns is a great garment to be worn over leggings or jeans. This loose fitting silhouette has French bust darts as well as two back darts for a flattering shape. The roll collar gives this pattern a vintage feel. Sew your French Dart Shift in a breeze linen blend and pair it with leggings and clogs for a casual weekday look.

Pattern Previews

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in) or A4 (21cm x 29.7cm)
Number of Files Included: 1
Total Number of Pages: 55
Copy Shop Version Included: No
Pattern uses layers to select size: Yes

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

Size468101214
Bust323436384042
Waist252729313335
Hips363840424446

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Size468101214
Bust34 1/436 1/438 1/540 1/542 1/844 1/8
Waist333537394143
Hip38 5/840 1/242 1/244 1/246 1/248 3/8
Hem Circumference45 1/447 1/449 1/451 1/853 1/855 1/8
CB Length3535 1/435 1/235 5/835 7/836
Bicep1313 3/81414 3/814 3/415 3/8
Sleeve A (Overarm Length)7 3/47 7/888 1/48 1/28 3/4
Sleeve B (Overarm Length)4 1/34 1/24 3/455 1/85 1/3
Sleeve C (Overarm Length)23 1/223 5/823 7/82424 1/424 1/2

Fabric Required (yards)

Size468101214
Version A (60" Wide)222222
Version B (60" Wide)222222
Version C (60" Wide)2 1/32 1/32 1/32 1/32 1/32 1/3
Version A (54" Wide)2 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/2
Version B (54" Wide)2 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/2
Version C (54" Wide)2 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/2
Version A (44" Wide)2 5/82 5/82 5/82 5/82 5/82 5/8
Version B (44" Wide)2 5/82 5/82 5/82 5/82 5/82 5/8
Version C (44" Wide)3 1/23 1/23 1/23 1/23 1/23 1/2

Recommended Fabrics

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Stitch Ripper
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat
  • Tailor's Chalk

Required Supplies

  • Interfacing
  • Thread
  • Universal Needle

Additional Notes

This PDF sewing pattern includes all pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions with illustrations.

The pattern offers a lot of variations and I look forward to making more. I'm not crazy about the in-seam pockets, they aren't comfortable or flattering, but it will be easy to just skip that step. The dress is comfortable, flattering and a snap to make! I made 2 in in one weekend.


Love this pattern. It's stylish while still being really comfortable and relaxed. I'll definitely make another one.


Huge fan.