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Denim-look shirt dress

I have absolutely loved denim dresses in the summer since the beginning of time, and this summer is no different with the exception of pregnancy.  Due to the fact I now tend to stay overwhelming hot all the time, I can’t image a denim dress at this point so when I saw this denim-look linen at, I knew I had to have it.  It’s light, flowy and simply fantastic.  This fabric reminds me more of chambray as opposed to linen because of how soft it is.This dress was made with McCalls M6520 view D, the same pattern used to make this shirt dress, with the following alterations:- Cut off the top of the back of the pattern at the arm pit. Place the top portion of the pattern on the fold of the fabric and place the bottom half 5 inches from the fold.  (this will give you enough fabric to allow you to make the inverted pleat on the bottom half of the back of the dress)
- (To make the inverted pleat) match up the ends of the top back fabric to the bottom back fabric. With the excess material in the middle, create the inverted pleat.

-Left out the collar and used the collar band only to create a mandarin, notched collar.

-Added 3 inches to the back hem to create a more asymmetric look.  

-Removed the sleeves from the pattern option and added a 1/2″ band around the arm.

3 Responses to “ Denim-look shirt dress ”

  1. Elizabeth

    You have such a talent ! Do you sew for living or just as a hobby?

    946 days ago   |   Reply
  2. Lulu

    Absolutely gorgeous!

    947 days ago   |   Reply
  3. Jennifer

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!! The fabric is fabulous too, I think I’ll have to grab a few yards of this…

    950 days ago   |   Reply

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