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So this dress really didn’t take forever, about 6 hours to be exact, but it took a lot longer than I thought it would. I wanted a casual shirt dress for summer, something like this, and for some reason in my head the fancier something is the harder it should be to make. This obviously isn’t true as I learned from making my own jeans which are soooo not fancy but were really a lot of work. So this dress wasn’t difficult to make, it just had a lot of details that took time, like
- 6 darts
- inerfaced collar and lapel
- 9 buttons and button holes
- home made belt
I started with this pattern that I found at my local thrift store, Simplicity
Check out all that 70s fabulousness! As tempted as I was by the sleeveless baby pink maxi shirtdress I decided to go with view one and shorten the sleeves for summer. I used a linen blend I found at joanns that is super thin but not transparent so I knew it would be perfect for summer. This pattern actually fit me perfectly, the only thing I altered was to shorten the sleeves and I did a cuff I could fold instead of a buttoned cuff.
Now the pattern wanted me to make a sash, but at this point I only had scraps left so I wrapped them around a belt kit I found at the thrift store. I am really not sure if I like it with the fabric belt, I feel a little like I am about to head out to my over night shift at the diner, so here are pics with other belts.
and with a fat belt.
So here it is my simple to wear but not so simple to make shirt dress.
Time to make: 6 hours