Alder Shirtdress Now in Sizes 14 – 32!

I'm so excited to let you all know that as of today the Alder Shirtdress is available in our 14 – 32 D-cup size range! To celebrate this launch we're offering 20% off the Alder from now until Sunday, February 18th at 11:59 CST. No code needed, discount will be automatically applied at checkout.

Now about the Alder! Alder is a loosely fitted, sleeveless shirtdress with two style options. View A falls into an A-Line below the bust and features a curved hem, bust darts, and two breast pockets. View B features the same bodice as View A but with a gathered skirt at the sides and back of the dress.

Grabbing the Alder Patterns

At the moment both size ranges of Alder are only available in PDF format. We've sent the pattern to our printer and expect to have the paper pattern in stock in both size ranges this spring.

If you previously purchased the Alder PDF from us with the intention of grading the pattern up and would like the new size range, please email us at and we will add it to your account. If you purchased a PDF from another online retailer, please email us and include a copy of your receipt.

If you previously purchased a copy of the Alder paper pattern we are unfortunately unable to provide you with a new paper pattern; you can email us for a copy of the PDF pattern at Again, if you purchased from another retailer, please include a copy of your receipt. Without a receipt we are unfortunately unable to accommodate requests.

Alder Shirtdress Grainline Studio Sewing Pattern Sizes 0 – 32

We've also updated the 0 – 18 size range to include layered PDFs! If you previously purchased the Alder and would like the new files, just login to your account and redownload your purchase along with the updated instructions. After hearing your feedback we have split the center fronts into separate left and right pieces instead of having you trim the right fronts. Other than that no changes have been made.

Make sure to use the hashtags #aldershirtdress and #grainlinestudio so we can see your versions, or peruse them to get ideas from the thousands of beautiful Alders gracing those feeds!

Mentioned Products

  • Alder Shirtdress 0 – 18
    Alder Shirtdress | Grainline Studio
  • Alder Shirtdress 14 – 32
    Alder Shirtdress 14 – 32