Shirred Dress Sewing Pattern 'Donna'
Shirred Dress Sewing Pattern 'Donna'
Shirred Dress Sewing Pattern 'Donna'
Shirred Dress Sewing Pattern 'Donna'
Shirred Dress Sewing Pattern 'Donna'
Shirred Dress Sewing Pattern 'Donna'
Shirred Dress Sewing Pattern 'Donna'
Shirred Dress Sewing Pattern 'Donna'
Shirred Dress Sewing Pattern 'Donna'
Shirred Dress Sewing Pattern 'Donna'
Shirred Dress Sewing Pattern 'Donna'
Shirred Dress Sewing Pattern 'Donna'
Shirred Dress Sewing Pattern 'Donna'
Shirred Dress Sewing Pattern 'Donna'

Shirred Dress Sewing Pattern 'Donna'


Long-sleeve shirred dress with a flared skirt

PDF Pattern available in sizes XS - XXXL

Style & Story

The Shirred Dress combines feminine allure with comfort, featuring a beautifully shirred bodice that stretches to fit and flared sleeves that add a touch of romance. The flared skirt swings playfully, and the charming floral print blooms across the fabric, making it perfect for any season.

This dress can be dressed up with heels and statement jewelry or kept casual with sandals for a day in the park. It's an all-occasion piece that effortlessly adapts to both day and night settings.

Find Your Fit

The shirred bodice provides a snug fit that adapts to your shape, while the flared skirt offers freedom of movement.

The model is 5'5" with a 36" bust, 32" waist and 40" hip. She is wearing a size Medium. Given the shirring on the waist and the flare skirt, its more flexible.

It is advisable to choose your size based on your bust measurement primarily.

Fabrics and Notions

Recommended Fabrics:
Cotton blend, modal satin or light weight denim.

Sample Fabric:
The model on the cover is wearing the dress made of a 100% viscose crepe fabric.

Additional Supplies:
Elastic thread and band

What you get with this pattern

This download includes:
  • Sewing guide with instructions (print or read on device) 
  • Print at home PDF pattern (A4 and US Letter) 
  • Copy shop PDF pattern (A0)to print at a printer shop or from an online printer
Sewing Guide Features
  • Easy to follow instructions with step-by-step illustration 
  • Specification sheet for available sizes
  • Checklist for required fabrics and supplies
  • Guidance for efficient fabric spreading and cutting
PDF Pattern Features
  • Sizes XS - XXXL 
  • Seam allowance included (in separate layer, giving the option to modify the pattern at your will) 
  • Layered PDF (you can print one size at a time) 
  • Includes both inches and cm - no converting required
PDF Pattern Help
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  • How to assemble a PDF pattern
  • List of online printers for copy shop format

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What others think about the
 Shirred Dress Sewing Pattern 'Donna'

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Diane Varney
Nice pattern

I made this 'Donna' into a shorter version for my toile due to lack of fabric.
If I could make suggestions though- if you could maybe shade the mirrored pattern pieces it might help beginners(+ others)to remember to turn those pattern pieces over before cutting.its and easy mistake to make especially if you are used to cutting your fabric folded.
I used almost a full reel of shirring elastic for this so make sure you have enough before you start.
Also I didn't need to gather the sort pieces- they fit perfect onto the stretched shirred pieces.Instructions say to just sew it straight to it but I wasn't sure it would work.🤔
Makes a gorgeous top though. I may make a version into a longer dress next time.

Hi Diane,

Thank you for taking time to leave a review for our 'Donna' Pattern. Your dress looks beautiful and thank you for sharing the picture!!!

Glad to know you found the pattern to be nice and were able to make a shorter version for your toile. Great feedback and I'll try to incorporate this at the earliest.

Hope to see many more Winslet's dresses (and other garments) from you. Thank you again.


Haven't sewn pattern yet. Looks great & ca...

Haven't sewn pattern yet. Looks great & can't wait for fabric to make dress!

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