Thursday, November 3, 2011

A simple shirtdress

I love wearing dresses. It's one, comfy piece, I don't have to think about matching separates and the right dress can make me look like I'm halfway put together without one bit of trying in the morning.
I chose the Lisette Traveler Shirtdress for my latest project. I used a woven plaid cotton that turned everything in the washing machine blue during its pre-wash. It's an easy and basic pattern that should have been completed within a few hours.
I realized part way through I chose to cut the pattern two sizes too large. It was massive. So I took the time to alter it down. I did not alter the shoulders down; they have a sort of fuller, slouchy appearance that extends beyond my shoulder line, but I decided I like the look. I was excited to use 8 of the 18,000 vintage buttons I have in my stash (I seriously have thousands of buttons.) It's not a perfect specimen of a garment but it's so comfy and will wear well year round.

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