Thursday, April 16, 2015

Button Down Shirt Dress

Hello..
I was planning to make this shirt dress for 13th April Share In Style with the topic "Your Own Style". But for some reason I only finished yesterday.

This dress has short sleeves, button down, knee length and easy to wear with or without belt.

Pattern:
Based on BurdaStyle pattern Shirt Blouse 03/2013 size 36.
To make a dress out of a shirt pattern, I lengthen the shirt hem until my knee. I also cut the sleeves length, from 3/4 sleeves to a short sleeves 16 cm long.
Added 1.5 cm seam allowances in all edges and 3 cm hem allowance.

Materials:
2 yards of printed rayon, bias tape, 10 small black buttons, fusible interfacing for the collar and thread

Beside all the pattern modification above, I also added 4 cm in the center back at the neckline. I pleated the center back, sew it down 10 cm and leave the rest as it is. I added this method to allow my dress flown nicely without feeling too tight.

I sew the collar and attached it to the neckline and finished it with bias tape around the neckline. Then folded the front bands and sew it. After that, I sew the buttons and buttonholes. As shown in the picture

And here is the final result of the back side with the pleated at the center.

And more pictures of the dress, front - side and back views



And the last picture of the dress, with and without belt

Until next...

My previous garments based on the same pattern:
Wearable Muslin
Husband's shirt refashion

21 comments:

  1. If I left a one word comment, it would be 'Perfect!'. But....please let me add that this colourway is gorgeous on you; the blues are so vibrant! Also a great fit; relaxed but sitting well at the shoulder, neck and waistline. And the collar looks perfect! Gosh, I love a great shirtdress!

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    1. Thank you Sue for your lovely words! I am so flattered :)

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  2. Hana, this is marvelous and suits you "to a T" (means very flattering).

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    1. Thank you, Mary. So nice to hear that :)

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  3. This is a very pretty shirt dress. I think the fabric choice is perfect.

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  4. You look fabulous! Love the fabric!

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    1. Thank you, Tiffany. Glad you love the fabric :)

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  5. Lovely dress, beautiful fabric.The colours are perfect on you.

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  6. I love your fabric choice Hana! Great idea extending the length of a shirt for a dress....then it is the perfect custom length just for you. So pretty!

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  7. Great job on this dress Hana and it looks so comfortable to wear. I really like also what you did with the centre back. Dress looks fabulous on you and the colour is beautiful x

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  8. Beautiful..
    The color and style look so pretty on you.. Happy sewing.

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  9. The fabric is gorgeous! I especially like the back detail. You are right -- with or without belt -- it would be perfect.

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  10. What a lovely dress Hana - I can't add much more to this comment because everyone has already said it - perfect and pretty :)

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  11. You are beautiful with all your dress. Blue is your colour.

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