The Ultimate Shift Dress by Sew Over It is super quick and super easy to sew and would make a great first sewing project for beginners.
I already made the Ultimate Shift Dress by Sew Over It twice. One for myself and one for a friend. For myself, I ordered the Shift Dress kit which included the sewing pattern, as well as lovely black/white floral fabric, matching thread, and a hook & eye.
This is an easy sewing project that is very much suitable for beginners (although I wouldn’t recommend picking it as a very first project!). You can customize the sleeves (long sleeves, sleeve frills, or sleeveless) and the neckline (frilled yoke or plain). I decided on the sleeveless version with a plain neckline.
As for the size, I made the smallest version (size 8) but I found the back of the dress to be too baggy for my liking. I ended up wearing a belt for extra shape around the waist. I guess it comes down to preference but I like my clothes to be very fitted. On the other hand, my friend loved the original fit. Anyway, it’s a fun sewing project that can be finished within a day (including cutting the fabric!). Happy Sewing!