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