Class up your classic shirt dress with some of those stunning ruffles we've been seeing on the runways lately! The Ursinia Dress, a more casual sister to our Ulmus Dress released last week, is ideal for your next summer getaway. Cute, comfortable, and fabulously flirty - create it with one of Mood's new Key Largo prints or try a traditional plaid or chambray to bring it into autumn next month!
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All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 30.
Start by interfacing a few of your pattern pieces: 1 collar, 1 collar stand, 1 waistband panel, and 2 cuffs.
Fabric faces together, sew your collar to the collar facing. Trim your seam allowances, turn right side out and press. Repeat with your collar stand, sandwiching your collar in between both collar stand layers as you sew. Turn right side out, press, and set your collar aside for the time being.
Attach your front and back bodice pieces at the shoulders and sides, like you see above. This dress is unlined, so I recommend using French seams.
Fold the center front edges inward 1/2", press, and then again another 1". Press and edge-stitch into place. This will be your button placket later on.
Attach your two front upper skirt panels to the back panel, and repeat the previous step to create your button plackets along the front of the skirt.
Evenly gather the skirt into the waistband panels, like you see above. Repeat with your dress bodice, but only attach it to one layer of your waistband. Slip-stitch the second layer.
Roll the outer edge of your skirt ruffle to create your skirt hem. Attach it to the bottom of your upper skirt panels, overlapping the front, like you see above.
Pin and sew one layer of your collar stand to the neckline on the outside of your dress. Fold the raw edges of the second layer inward and slip-stitch.
Add your buttons to your dress, following the guidelines on your pattern, and sew your buttonholes accordingly.
Attach your sleeves at the armholes and evenly gather the bottom into each cuff.
Give your entire dress a solid press and you're ready to hit your resort getaway!