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Liberty of London - Bertie Shift Dress

The new Liberty Fabrics dressmaking patterns draw inspiration from our fashion archive, with contemporary style details offering a fresh twist on classic vintage shapes. The Bertie Shirt Dress creates a loose-fitting gathered-cuff style with voluminous sleeves and a stand-up collar option – a cool and comfortable silhouette for everyday wear. Make this Liberty dress pattern with silk, linen, light velvet or Tana Lawn cotton, in sizes 6-22.

  • Style: Loose-fitting, sleeves gathered into cuffs, and back zip 
  • A – Stand-up collar with trim; B – Neckline finished with purchased bias tape 
  • For sizes: 6-22 
  • Skill level: Easy 
  • Suggested fabric: cotton, silk, linen, light velvet 
  • Lining: A, B - 45” (115cm) - 1/2 yard (0.5m) 
Supplies required:

Views A & B
  • 7” (18cm) zipper
  • Two 1/2” (13cm) buttons
View A
  • 3/4 yard (0.7m) of 2” (5cm) trim
  • two hooks and eyes
View B
  • 3/4 yd. (0.7m) of 1/2” (1.3cm) single fold bias tape
  • hook and eye