Make by TFS - Bloom Shirt + Dress
Make by TFS - Bloom Shirt + Dress
Make by TFS - Bloom Shirt + Dress

Make by TFS - Bloom Shirt + Dress

$18.00 USD

// The Bloom Shirt + Dress is a modern take on a classic button-down shirt, with a shirt and dress view, as well as three collar options, and is designed to compliment your existing wardrobe. It features a casual a-line shape with a subtle swing through the body, a back yoke, front button placket and patch pocket, collar and stand, and long sleeves with button cuffs and placket. The Dress view also features side seam pockets and a deep hem. There are three collar options, which can be matched to both the shirt and dress views. Collar option 1 is a classic pointed collar and stand. Collar option 2 is a half penny collar and stand. Collar option 3 is an exaggerated box pleated collar with a narrow stand. The pattern also offers a sleeve length shorting indication line, if you wish to customise for each season! #TFSBloomShirt #TFSBloomDress

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This downloadable PDF pattern is supplied as an A4/US letter print-at-home version and an A0 copyshop version with an instruction booklet included.

PDF pattern only, exclusive to the Online Store. This pattern is not available in hard-copy paper format at this stage.

Sizing: NZ 4 - 32 size range. If you fall outside of this size range, we will be able to grade a size for you. There is a three week turnaround period per pattern for this service and is offered at no additional cost to the original PDF purchase. Simply fill out the form on our sizing page and we will be in touch! We recommend referring to both the garment measurements and the body measurements when selecting a size, regardless of what size you wear in ready-to-wear clothing. The Bloom Shirt is an oversized fit, with a generous amount of swing through the body and approximately 30cm ease through the bust. If you would prefer a closer fit, we recommend you choose a size down. Patterns are drafted for an approx. height of 5'7" / 172cm. You may wish to lengthen or shorten the body and sleeve hem depending on your height and personal preference.
Sewing level: Intermediate.
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Please note, this pattern is not available for commercial use under any circumstances.

Body Measurements

Finished Garment Measurements

Fabric Yield Recommendations

The charts below provide a yield of fabric per size for the Bloom Shirt and Dress views with full length sleeves. These yields have been calculated for three fabric widths, with a variation for the Pointed and Half Penny Collars, as well as the Box Pleated Collar. Please note that these yields have been calculated for non-directional fabrics. If you choose a fabric with a directional print, twill or nap, you will require extra fabric.

In addition to the yields below, you will also need 50cm of interfacing for collar and cu pieces. You will also need 40cm of fabric for pocketing if you are sewing the Dress View and you do not wish to use your main fabric.

If you are making a Bloom Shirt or Dress with a Box Pleated Collar using 115cm wide fabric, the size you select will have a significant impact on the yield. We have a few tricks to help you with calculating the yield specific to your size - get in touch with us for help at

*Please take care to pre-wash washable fabrics before you start sewing, to avoid shrinkage on your finished garment. Note that shrinkage can vary between fabrics and these yields do not take shrinkage into account.

Recommended Fabric + Supplies

The Bloom Shirt + Dress is designed for light - medium weight woven fabrics such as linen, cotton and silk. We love how this pattern looks and feels in our Vintage Finish and Gingham Linens. For a pop of colour, you could also try a Liberty cotton print!

Interfacing is recommended for the top cuff and collar stand pieces and also for the top collar pieces, if sewing the pointed or half penny collar options. Select a woven interfacing in a weight appropriate for the fabric you are using.

You will need at least one spool of thread for straight stitching, and 4 additional threads if you choose to overlock or serge the exposed interior seams.

If sewing the Shirt view, you will need x9 12mm buttons. If sewing the Dress view, you will need x10 12mm buttons.

The Bloom Shirt + Dress can be completed with a regular domestic sewing machine, with zig zag stitch capability and buttonhole function. If desired, you can nish/neaten interior exposed seams with an overlocker/serger.

You will also require an iron, a point turner, a sharp pair of sewing scissors and pins.