A while ago I bought some great printed cotton from Abakhan Fabrics in Manchester, where you can pick up some great off cuts by the kilo.
It’s been sitting around in a pile of fabric since February, while I worked out what to do with it. Then I found this pattern in my hoard:
I’ve always liked shirt dresses, and I thought the combination of this design and the great print would make a cute summer dress.
I gave the fabric a quick wash (don’t want any shrinking!) and did a few adjustments to the size, as my bust is larger than the pattern measurement. I also decided to add a few details of my own in the form of a black contrasting collar, and a little black cuff on the sleeve.
Here’s the finished article:
The dress was pretty straight forward to put together, and the adjustments I made worked well, resulting in a pretty good fit.
Here are some details:
And that’s that!
See you soon!