Glea Dress by Whitney Deal

A button-up shift dress with bust and shoulder darts and a wide, rounded collar.

Pattern: Glea Dress
Designer: Whitney Deal
Categories: Shift Dresses, Shirt Dresses
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabrics: Chambray, Crêpe de Chine, Linen, Voile
required fabric: 13/4 to 21/2 yards
Sizes: 0 - 12
Digital Sewing Pattern$10.00
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Whitney Deal's second women's sewing pattern, the Glea Dress, is just as good as her first. This loose shift dress features bust and shoulder darts for a great upper bodice fit. A wide and round collar makes this garment an easy one to dress up or down. The front button placket gives you a chance to play with contrasting color. Sew your Glea Dress in a lightweight chambray and layer it for year-round wear.

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in) or A4 (21cm x 29.7cm)
Number of Files Included: 2
Total Number of Pages: 28
Copy Shop Version Included: No
Pattern uses layers to select size: No

Pattern Size Chart (inches)


Fabric Required (yards)

45" Wide2 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/2
54" Wide1 3/41 3/41 3/41 3/41 3/41 3/41 3/4

Recommended Fabrics

Required Tools

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

Optional Tools

  • Rotary Cutter and Mat
  • Seam Gauge
  • Tailor's Chalk

Required Supplies

  • Buttons
  • Interfacing
  • Thread
  • Universal Needle

Additional Notes

This PDF sewing pattern includes all pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions with some photos. Please note: Not all steps are photographed in this sewing pattern.