Springtime Shirt Dress

It has been a long time since I last posted details of my sewing projects but that does not been I have been idle. In fact, since the beginning of the month I have completed 8 projects. But it may take a while before they appear on the blog.

Let’s start with the fabric: This was purchased last June as part of a ‘haul’ from Fabricland in Salisbury.

June 2018 fabric haul from Fabricland, Salisbury

The fabric is a lovely Turquoise colour printed with white leaf and swirl motifs. I think I bought 4 metres and I have been pleased to get both a dress (as featured here) and later, a sleeveless blouse out of the length with minimum of waste.

Turquoise cotton

Yet again, my TNT bodice was used and I ‘hacked’ on the collar from Kwik Sew K3736.

Kwik Sew K3736
Turquoise Spring Shirt Dress

The dress is sleeveless with plain White poly/cotton bias binding to finish the armholes. This time there are buttons through both the bodice and the skirt for which I used some charming spotted buttons purchased in bulk through eBay. The skirt has wide box pleats and concealed side seam pockets. There is a deep hem which has been hand stitched in place. All other seams have been finished with the overlocker.

Necklace from Edinburgh Woollen Mill

So now I have another lovely sleeveless shirt dress that can be worn with or without a cardigan plus a pretty necklace that I bought from the Edinburgh Woollen Mill outlet store at Wilton Shopping Centre.