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Mary Q Shift dress pattern released!

Inspired by Mary Quant and all things sixties, Clothesline presents the Mary Q Shift dress pattern. This classic style is listed in Erin McKean's field guide to the most iconic styles of our time, "The Hundred Dresses." 

Traditionally worn as short as you dare, Clothesline's Mary Q pattern has extra length added.  Feel free to adjust the skirt length to suit yourself!

Traditionally worn as short as you dare, Clothesline's Mary Q pattern has extra length added.  Feel free to adjust the skirt length to suit yourself!

In true classic style, a version of the Mary Quant dress can be updated and in fashion at any time as these 2014 versions show.

L to R.  Original Mary Quant shifts from the 1960s, 2014 Mulberry campaign, 2014 Alice& Olivia Spring/summer collection

L to R.  Original Mary Quant shifts from the 1960s, 2014 Mulberry campaign, 2014 Alice& Olivia Spring/summer collection

The Mary Q Shift pattern is:-

*fully lined   *reversible  *adapted to longer skirt lengths.  Not everyone has the legs for a mini skirt!  This pattern has been made a little longer (knee length on me at 160cm (5'3") tall) so that you can cut it to a length you're comfortable with.

*easy to sew for all levels.  Great seamstresses can use the one-page cheat sheet for instructions.  If you like more visuals, there are 16 colour photos and on-line explanations.  For raw beginners, tricky parts have an accompanying video to spell it out in detail.

Instant download pattern available at our Etsy store - Clothesline Emporium- for just $5.50 AUD.

L to R:  Mary Q Pattern Cover, Mary Q Cheat Sheet, Online Instructions, Online Videos.

L to R:  Mary Q Pattern Cover, Mary Q Cheat Sheet, Online Instructions, Online Videos.