Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Sewaholic Granville Shirtdress



As soon as I laid eyes on this piece of chambray at the op shop, I knew it was destined to become a shirt dress.  I had plans to make it printed side out but after cutting it out, I put it to my Instagram followers and the overwhelming vote was to accent it only in the print, so who am I to argue!




The pattern I used was Sewaholic Granville, which I lengthened and cut the hem to match Grainline Alder.  Instead of cutting the back in panels I cut it in one piece and added fish eye darts.  

The buttons came out of my stash and were originally rescued from my husbands work shirt.



I think this dress is now my favourite shirt dress.  To everyone that helped me out with my fabric decisions, thank you!  Although I made it for use in spring, I can see it working very well with tights and boots for Autumn and Winter as well,  that is if I haven't worn it to death by then!

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    1. Thank you! I am trying to make more practical items at the moment.

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  2. Love it and great decision to make it solid side out! Sewing friends are the best, they didn't steer you wrong!

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    1. Thank you! I don't think I would be quite as prolific without the constant enabling of my sewing friends ;)

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  3. Beautiful shirt dress. Love the way you have used the printed side as an accent.

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    1. Thank you! I am so pleased I decided to do it this way. I can't take all the credit though!

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  4. This is a lovely shirt dress and how brilliant that you can wear it all year round! What a fabric find too, a very lucky score!

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    1. Thank you! I usually make winter clothing and then skip right into summer stuff, forgetting that we have a whole season of changeable weather in between.

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