Sienna Shift Dress Sewing Pattern

(6 customer reviews)


PREPARATION TIME Printing, sticking, cutting fabric and marking details 1-2 hours Sewing time 4 hours (approx)

The Sienna Shift Dress is the perfect pattern for an intermediate sewer or a more advanced beginner.

The Sienna Shift Dress features ruffles which are sewn into the princess seam and fall beautifully over the sleeveless bodice. The ruffles can be finished with self fabric binding or for an edgy look left with a frayed edge.

This mini length dress is a really cute summer dress and is ideal to take on a summer holiday!  Wear it with some pretty sandals during the day or even a cute pair of sneakers for a more casual look. Dress it up in the evening for a night out, the perfect holiday wardrobe piece.


The Sienna Shift dress is an A-line dress with a round neck, princess seams and empire waistline which gives it a flattering fit over the bustline. It features ruffles which are sewn into the princess seams. It is a mini length dress sitting mid thigh but can be shortened or lengthened easily at the hem line.

Skills required for this pattern include inserting a zipper and sewing bias binding which make it a perfect sewing project for the advanced beginner/intermediate sewer.

Included in this pattern download  Approximately 2.5Mb (Like all PDF patterns, you should download to a computer)

– Tiled pattern (for printing on A4)

– A0 pattern (for large format printing)

– Comprehensive instructions with step by step photographs

Instructions include fabric requirements, cutting patterns and step by step guide with photographs.

The Sienna Shift dress  pattern comes in sizes 6-18 (Australian standards).

Fabric Requirements

These fabric requirements include 80cm of fabric for the self fabric bias binding for finishing the frills and armholes.

Ideally it should be made up in a mid weight cotton, cotton blend, chambray, linen or light weight denim but would work in any light to mid weight woven fabric.

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6 reviews for Sienna Shift Dress Sewing Pattern

  1. Jessica M (verified owner)

    Wonderful pattern to work with. Super easy instructions to follow. And for was great. I was able to make it in a couple of evenings for a cruise. So many compliments.

    My only thing was I didn’t have time to do a proper fitting so the arm holes are a bit big but no one noticed and it will be an easy fix when I get back to it.

  2. Jessica M. (verified owner)

    Love this pattern really easy to follow and looked so good. I got it done in just two evenings. I couldn’t take my full time to fit but other than the arm holes being a bit big, not a hard fix. I still looked great on my cruise. So many complements I loved wearing it.

    Image #1 from Jessica M.
    Image #2 from Jessica M.
  3. Revonna J. (verified owner)

    I haven’t made this, yet, but the purchase process was not complicated, and the instructions seem straightforward and easy to follow. I love the design!

  4. Kit Yan (IG @kityansews) (verified owner)

    Love this pattern and hoping to make up another one some time soon. I like how the flounce was drafted and falls so beautifully. Instructions are super clear and well suited for a confident beginner like me.

  5. susanhornbeck123

    Super cute dress. I’m 5’11” so had to adjust the length of the bodice. It was tricky to work out where to adjust the side bodice and the frills. Not sure I nailed it. Would be great to have an indication on the pattern as to where you should lengthen (or shorten) the top half pieces if necessary. Thanks!

    • Annie (store manager)

      Hi Susan,
      Thanks for your feedback. I really appreciate it. I’ll look into adding the lengthen and shorten line on the pattern. Annie x

  6. Helen Parker (verified owner)

    The instructions for this dress are brilliant! I love having photos to follow, it makes it so clear. I also learnt some new tips with steps I thought I new how to do. I’m so pleased with the finished dress and will definitely be making more.

    • Annie (store manager)

      Thanks for your lovely review Helen! I’m so happy you loved the pattern. Annie x

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