You guys getting sick of these yet? I hope not. But I may be taking a break after this one!
As part of the Presser Foot sew-along, I chose a beautiful white linen men’s shirt from Goodwill. It was just asking to be a breezy sleeveless dress.
I cut the pattern slightly different than the Shirt Dress Tutorial, using only one pattern piece (no sleeves and I extended/reshaped the shoulder strap area):
I wanted the dress to be as light and flowy as possible; cool on a hot summer day. But it still needed something at the waist without feeling tight or stuffy. So I made a simple tie that strings through the sides of the dress and stays secure with a loop in the front of the dress:
The buttons on the original shirt were boring, so I removed them and brightened it up with these little green ones. They have the sweetest embossed star-like shape.
Thanks Presser Foot for letting me host this month! If you want to join-in, there’s still time. And for those of you currently sewing….can’t wait to see what you come up with. Happy Sewing.
Thanks for sharing so much information. It gave me a lot of inspiration
I’m trying out this tutorial today! The white linen one you did is my favorite. You blog is inspiring. It’s reminded me that a little exploration is great and following a “pattern” isn’t always necessary. (Which can be applicable in many other facets of life too.) Thanks!
Wow, i wish i could make such clothes. Maybe i am talented enough to learn it within the next few years
Attempting this and I’m wandering if the neckline & sleeve casings are done the same as your dress shirt tutorial? I love the dress & can’t wait to see one of hubby’s shirts as a dress for our toddler!
Hi Krista….I don’t have a tutorial for this version….but I just sort of cut a tank style armhole, and folded the raw edges under and under to create a casing. It was so long ago that I don’t remember all the specifics, but I was just sort of making it up as I went 🙂