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    The Ritual Dress & Shirt

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    Video tutorial

    Hacking the pattern:

    We have a detailed blog on how to hack this style into a shorter summer style, please see the journal for the info and a video tutorial.

    Please note: There are two different size groups. Take care to follow your size group.
    • Pattern size XS to 4X includes 1 separate test
    tile + 48 pattern tiles
    • Pattern size 4X to 11X includes 64 pattern tiles.
    (Test tile no 1 included in to the pattern)

    Paper sizes:
    • Print pattern tiles on a standard home printer on US or A4 size paper
    • A0 copy shop file included
    • US letter paper size: 8 1/2 inches x 11inches
    • A4 paper size: 210mm x 297mm
    Sewing instructions include Metric cm and Imperial inches measurements.

    Step by step sewing instructions, illustrations, how to print & assemble pattern tiles, fabric layout & fabric requirements all included.

    Sewing level Intermediate

    Designed for woven fabrics. This style is a slightly oversized look. If you prefer a fitted look we recommend you assess the size chart and finished garment measurements then size down if suitable.

    To view the hack we made on this style, see the blog post over on the journal.

    The Ritual dress (View A Dress) features a modern take on the shirt dress. The style includes deep splits at the side seams to create movement in the skirt section. The structured style includes the classic yoke and centre back pleat, which adds ease to the body section.
    The look is completed with the classic button up cuffs & shirt maker collar.
    The Ritual shirt (View B Shirt) features all the above with a side splits option. Option to include a draw string casing on both A & B views.

    Chambray, cotton, linen, crepe, crinkle cotton, double gauze cotton, light linens, linen blends, light polyester. Most weights of woven fabric will work well for this design. A light fabric will produce a softer more fluid look.
    A heavy weight linen will also work well and create a bold dramatic look.

    We have unwavering confidence in the precision of our patterns. In the rare event that a pattern doesn't fit perfectly, we provide a personalized video consultation with Sharon, our pattern maker, to swiftly address any concerns.
    We know how much time and effort is spent making a garment and we do not take that lightly.

    With over 38 years of dedicated expertise in pattern drafting, you can trust that our patterns are meticulously crafted to ensure a flawless fit.

    • How do I download my pattern?
      Once you the payment is processed, you will have the option to download your pattern files in checkout. On the "Thank you" page, you will see "Preparing your downloads". After this loads, you will see a button "Download Now". Click this button to download your files.
      You will also receive an email with download links for your digital purchases.
    • I'm having issues opening the files
      The files will come in a zipped folder. You must double click the zipped folder to then see the PDF files.
    • Can I print the pattern at a copy shop?
      All our apparel patterns come with an A0 files, so you can print this at a copy shop. Please check the pattern details for our swimwear patterns to see if an A0 copy is included.
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      Yes, if you currency has not automatically updated to your local currency, you can change the currency in the menu.
    • I need help with a sewing step!
      We are so happy to help, please email us on
      You can also refer to the video tutorials.
    • What does the instructions booklet include?
      Detailed step by step instructions with an illustration for every step.
      Fabric layout and fabric requirements in most economical fabric saving option. Sewing tip's, techniques and adjustment options.

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    Crafted with precision

    Sharon's 38 years of pattern-making expertise ensures a level of precision and excellence in her patterns that translates into a flawless fit.

    Detailed instructions

    Our instructions encompass a wide range of topics, from techniques and fabric handling to markings and finishing touches. We are committed to crafting instructions that are both comprehensive and accessible, catering to sewists of all skill levels. By using our instructions, you'll not only boost your sewing confidence but also foster skill development.

    Optimised fabric layout

    Sharon dedicates considerable time to optimising each fabric layout, striving to minimise fabric wastage for our valued customers.

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    Meet the maker

    Sharon has been a pattern maker for over 38 years. Her experience spans across apparel, swimwear, big brand and even bridal. Sharon upholds her high standards by personally crafting every detail of the pattern.

    Drawing from years of studying body proportions, fit, ease, drape, and movement, her patterns excel in achieving the perfect fit.

    Sharon possess expertise in grading patterns accurately, maintaining the original design and proportions across different sizes. Recently Sharon has extended the size range to 152cm/60 inch bust & 162cm/64inch hip.

    Sharon's expertise in garment construction enables her to provide clear and concise sewing instructions. This all results in modern sewing patterns with superior craftsmanship, attention to detail, and a simplified approach to understanding the sewing process.