This chic and simple shift dress is easy to sew, astoundingly versatile, and comfortable to wear year-round.I decided to go with a simple red-orange quilters linen by Robert Kaufman and a pretty red and white cross hatch for the bias tape edges.
This was my first attempt at sewing clothing so I was really nervous to start cutting the pattern and fabrics but eventually sucked it up and dove in. It was simpler than I thought and the pattern was really simple to cut which really helped.
|time to dive in!|
|laying out the pattern pieces before class|
|Megan was all smiles!|
|sewing the final seam on my dress|
I was so excited that I had to try it on before we left the shop. I need to take it in a bit around the waist to make it a little more fitted/flattering and then finish sewing on the bias tape at the neck and hem the bottom. But I'm so excited to get to wear my finished dress! I think when I made it again I will shorten the sleeves just a bit and enlarge the neck line to be more of a scoop neck than a crew neck (I just feel that it's more flattering on my body type). But I couldn't be happier with my first attempt at three-dimensional sewing!
|my nearly complete dress|