Monday, September 18, 2017

Sew Chaotically! - Striped Shirt Dress

I first made this shirt dress here:  Sew Chaotically! - Little denim shirt dress - Simplicity 8014!

This dress went together very well and I've made other renditions of it.  So....I decided to do one more!

I got this fabric a LOOOOOOOOG time ago, we're talking back in the 90's, with the idea of making some wide legged palazzo pants.  However, kids and college and kids and more college and work and melanoma and various other sundry events and activities intervened!!!  No worries.  Things come around.  Plus....the fabric turned out to be a FAKE!!!  After washing, the nice smooth sheen that is sometimes applied to make cheap cottons seem more luxurious washed away!!!  I was left with fabric that was much stiffer, unwieldly, more rumpled, now possessing an almost seersucker quality.  Probably not what I would have wanted in the imagined pants - but fine enough in this little dress.

No surprises in the pattern this I have experienced all of them before!!  I did add the original was pretty short.

I actually made the fabric belt for this version.

I can see this dress with flip flops on the beach, with tights and brogues, or boots and a jacket in cooler weather.

One more piece in the stash, turned into a useful garment!!!
Another example demonstrating that spending a bit more on "good" fabric, can be sewwwwww worth it!  I live and learn!!!  Sew Chaotically!!! - les