Have you seen the latest ebook from Five & Ten Designs? The second I saw it I knew I needed it, specifically for look number 5. I have never made a shirt dress before and decided my daughters needed one in their summer wardrobe. Right away I knew I wanted to use this pink and blue plaid I have had for over a year now. I thought it would be the perfect fabric for this dress. I’m actually not really sure what type of fabric it is but I am pretty sure it is some type of rayon challis. I scored it at the fabric district in LA. Love that place!
Make this Look: Shirt Dress.
MAKE THIS LOOK:
- Pattern – Five and Ten Designs, Volume Three
- Fabric – plaid rayon challis, LA fabric district (similar HERE)
- Shoes (similar HERE)
- Belt (Similar HERE) *affiliate link
I decided to follow the pattern and instruction exactly instead of adding my own twist to the pattern which I love to do. I thought it was pretty perfect just the way it was and really didn’t want to change a thing. The only thing I ended up doing differently is taking the dress in about 2″ on both sides from the bottom hem and then tapering up to the top arm hole. This just made the skirt part of the dress a little less full.
I love the fit and style of the dress and think it turned out so cute! I want one for me! I actually think I could pull off making one for myself by using a basic a-line or shift dress pattern and using the instructions given to make the adjustments and extra pattern pieces needed. The instructions and diagrams were so clear and easy to understand and I didn’t have any problems figuring out how to turn a basic dress pattern into this super cute shirt dress!
I already have plans for another one for my girls but this time I plan to turn it into a romper! I think it would be pretty easy to do. I would just follow the pattern and instructions exactly only I would cut the dress at the waist and then attach it to a favorite shorts pattern making sure you make the waist of the shorts and the top part of the dress you just made the same width and then make a casing for an elastic waist. Pair it with a fun belt and now you have a super cute romper!
If you haven’t checked out the latest Five & Ten Designs ebook yet be sure you do! So many fun dresses you can make and so many added design elements you can do to make each piece your own! I hope I have inspired you to get out your sewing machines this week and make some fun summer dresses! Until next time, happy sewing!!
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