Chai Shirt & Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(15 customer reviews)

US$12.00

The Chai Shirt and Dress is a classic fit-and-flare style that flatters everyone. You can use a floral fabric for a vintage flair, or use a bright fabric for a modern look. Whether on a family picnic or girlfriend outing, you will be sure to receive many compliments in your Chai Shirt or Shirt Dress!

Chai Shirt & Dress Feature:

  • A, B, C, D and DD Cups
  • Dress and shirt length options
  • Classic collar on collar stand
  • Sleeveless and gathered short sleeve options
  • Center front button closure
  • Easy-to-wear A-line skirt
  • In-seam pocket with dress option
  • High waistband that elongates the legs
  • Layers feature (print only the sizes you need)

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizes: 00 – 20 (See “Size Chart” tab below for detailed measurements)

Don’t want to print and tape paper together? The Chai Shirt & Dress pattern now includes an additional large format file (size A0 paper) that you can send to your print shop to print!

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Description

See Pattern Release Announcement for more photos.

Additional information

Sizes

00 to 20

Cup sizes

A, B, C, D & DD

Skill level

Intermediate

Knit or woven

Woven

Format

Digital download

File

A0, A4 / US Letter

Layers

Included

Seam allowances

Included

Material

Primary Fabric Light-weight woven fabric with or without stretch, such as shirting, cotton, linen, lightweight denim, rayon twill and crepe

Interfacing Lightweight fusible woven or weft insertion interfacing

Other Materials

  • Eight (8) 5/8" (1.5 cm) buttons for the shirt option
  • Twelve (12) 5/8" (1.5 cm) buttons for the dress option
  • For sleeveless option only: 1 1/2 yard (1.4 m) of 1 1/2" (3.8 cm)-wide bias strip (purchased 1/2" (1.25 cm)-wide single-fold bias tape is an acceptable alternative)

Fabric Requirements

Most natural fibers shrink in the wash; be sure to have enough fabric. The requirements below assume that the fabric is already pre-shrunk.

Imperial/Yards

Chai Shirt & Dress PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Imperial

Metric/cm

Chai Shirt & Dress PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Metric 

15 reviews for Chai Shirt & Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Ronda (verified owner)

    Just have to see the buttons on. Fit is great. Clear instructions.

  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Lovely pattern. Would rather have printed pattern

  3. melodie.kunegel (verified owner)

    I’ve already made two versions of this top. Very elegant fit

  4. julie (verified owner)

    Lovely pattern and easy to follow

  5. Kerolie (verified owner)

    I found the sizing runs a bit small. I have previously made another dress from itch-to-stitch and had no issues with sizing.
    This dress however does not match the published measurements for sizing, recommend going up 1 or 2 sizes to ensure a good fit that doesn’t look like it is trying to burst free.

  6. Loretta (verified owner)

    Love the pattern, great site. A+A+A+A+

  7. Michelle (verified owner)

    Great pattern with clear and simple directions. I made the blouse out of handkerchief linen before making the dress out of my expensive Liberty of London Tana lawn. I only had to make a few minor adjustments (I’m a 34E bust). I will add lining to the skirt when I make the dress and may change the gathering under the bust to a couple of darts for a smoother look for a fuller bust. Although the pattern doesn’t call for top stitching, I added it on the collar and waist band. It takes it from “homemade” to “handmade.”

  8. Suzanne (verified owner)

    I am sewing the shirt at the moment. I love that you can pick the bust size and the pattern size since it saves a lot of tracing. I am not very good on the computer so my husband had to print the pattern. It took him some time to get it done. I don’t know what I would have done on my own.

  9. Elaine (verified owner)

    The sizing does agree with the published measurements. I was worried it would run large (like “the Big 4”) but the size chart is accurate. Thank you! I wish I had chosen a larger cup size; I selected my usual bra size, but would like a little more room through the bust.

  10. Esther (verified owner)

    Detailed explanation. Pattern prefect. I recommend you.

  11. Kristin (verified owner)

    I love the pattern! The instruction is one of the best I´ve ever had – very clear and comprehensive. Because of the number of parts it is not a quick sew but easy to handle even for an advanced beginner like me. Next time (yes, I will definitely sew another one) I will play with the collar and sew rounded corners. I am really happy with this very feminine top.

  12. Anne (verified owner)

    Love this pattern have made a blouse and a dress. Made size 8 with just a slight adjustment to shorten for my 5ft 1in lack of height, otherwise fitted perfectly. I also like the fact that I learn a new technique with almost every one of your patterns.

  13. annick_campenaerts (verified owner)

    The Chai dress is so elegant! I definitely have to make the shirt option. The good instructions make the difficult parts of the pattern really clear. A must have …

  14. dalaimarmot (verified owner)

    Oh my, what a great result! As a 4 months in sewist, I was able to make this with no problem. I used a stretch poplin and made the dress with sleeves. The cup option saved my life! This was the first time I sewed something and didn’t need to make fit adjustments. As a short torso-ed D cup with narrow shoulders, such was my lot in life. No more! The only thing that would make this better would be a long sleeve option for chillier months. I can’t wait to make the shirt next.

  15. Leanne Miller (verified owner)

    I was impressed with the fit of the garment. Not having made a garment with cup sizes included in pattern pieces before this made the fit a pleasure to sew. Instructions included made it relatively easy to sew, having a different method of sewing on the collar made it easier to understand, the finished detail was definately worth the effort. Options included make this a versatile pattern, choosing the right fabric you can wear this garment from a more formal occasion to casual wear.

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Pattern with Cup Sizes (Sizes 00 to 20)

Body Measurements
inch
cm
00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Bust                        
A Cup 3018
76.5
3012
80
3278
83.5
3414
87
3558
90.5
37
94
3838
97.5
3934
101
4118
104.5
4212
108
4378
111.5
4514
115
B Cup 3118
79
3212
82.5
3378
86
3514
89.5
3658
93
38
96.5
3938
100
4034
103.5
4218
107
4312
110.5
4478
114
4614
117.5
C Cup 3218
81.5
3312
85
3478
88.5
3614
92
3758
95.5
39
99
4038
102.5
4134
106
4318
109.5
4412
113
4578
116.5
4714
120
D Cup 3318
84
3412
87.5
3578
91
3714
94.5
3858
98
40
101.5
4138
105
4234
108.5
4418
112
4512
115.5
4678
119
4814
122.5
DD Cup 3418
86.5
3512
90
3678
93.5
3814
97
3958
100.5
41
104
4238
107.5
4334
111
4518
114.5
4612
118
4778
121.5
4914
125
Waist 2538
64.5
2634
68
2818
71.5
2912
75
3078
78.5
3214
82
3358
85.5
35
89
3638
92.5
3734
96
3918
99.5
4012
103
Hip 3318
84
3412
87.5
3578
91
3714
94.5
3858
98
40
101.5
4138
105
4234
108.5
4418
112
4512
115.5
4678
119
4814
122.5

How to choose your size

  1. Determine your cup size—subtract the circumference of your over bust from the circumference of the fullest part of your bust. If the rounded difference is 1″ (2.5 cm), use A cup; 2″ (5 cm), use B cup; 3″ (7.5 cm), use C cup; 4″ (10 cm), use D cup; 5″ (12.5 cm), use DD cup.
  2. After determining the cup size, compare your bust circumference (fullest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Using the corresponding row for your cup, choose the size that best fits your bust. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  3. Compare your waist circumference (narrowest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that best fits your waist. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  4. Compare your hip circumference (widest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that fits your hip best. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  5. It’s OK to use different sizes for the bust, waist and hip. The instructions for blending sizes are included in the pattern.
  6. If you are taller or shorter than 5’6” (168 cm), you should consider lengthening or shortening the garment. The instructions for lengthening or shortening are included in the pattern.

Chai Shirt & Dress Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF) was last modified: October 26th, 2020 by kennis