Sunday, 18 March 2018

Shirt Dress

I made a shirt dress by mixing some of my favourite elements from three patterns.

  • Rachel Comey's Vogue 1503 have the most beautiful sleeves that I used along with the cuffs and placket detail.  

  • The front and back pieces from McCall's 7546 were extended ten inches for a dress length.  
  • Front fly front, collar and collar stand came from the McCall's 7546 pattern.
  • And Marcy Tilton's Vogue 8934 provided the perfect side pockets and finishing detail to the button front fly.  

I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  It is a comfortable dress and conservative enough to wear to work. The pockets are just an added bonus.

The fabric is is a wool and cashmere suiting fabric. Sadly, it only made it into my collection when Mitchell Fabrics closed down last year. I miss that fabric store. The fabric was beautiful to work with and it feels lovely to wear.  

Not much else to say. It took six weeks to finish.  I'm just glad that it is finally done.  

Fabric:  3 metres 100% British wool and cashmere fabric

Interfacing:  3 metres of cotton non-fusible

Buttons:  14 shirt buttons

Patterns:  McCall's 7546, Vogue 1503, and 8934

Additional Tools & Supplies:  Sewing machine, button hole foot, serger, sewing machine needle, threads for the machines, hand needle, silk thread for hand basting, cutting table, scissors, pins, thread clippers, tailor's chalk, measuring tape, sewing and knitting gauge, and a whole lot of searching for my lost sewing mojo.

Happy Sewing!  


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