I had to make another shirt dress and this one is perfect for a cloudy day or a hot summer day. I like it. I used the Lisette Traveler Dress Pattern (simplicity 2246) and some rainbow little Lisette striped poplin that I picked up for 75% off. This was my first try with the pattern and I didn't bother trying to line up the repeat of the stripes.
What I like: the fit (I cut out a 14 but kind of cheated by using a smaller seam allowance in the side seams of the bodice and eliminating the darts at the waist in the front), the shape, the ten different thread colors I used on the buttons, the finished cuffs on the sleeves and the placket down the center, the pockets I added
What I don't like: The pockets are too low! One nice thing is they don't add any bulk to my waist. ha. I couldn't figure out how to finish the bottom edge of the collar. I think it was supposed to be enclosed (?) but I was off. Also, it doesn't line up exactly on the bottom, which is my fault, not the pattern's.
I bought enough of this fabric to make another version (and I know quilting cotton isn't exactly the best for apparel) but I'm not sure if it'll be too thick? I'm also still thinking about making a version of this dress but it will require a lot of planning with the different pieces. I'm wondering if the button placket will drive me crazy lining it up.
Look at that nice a line!
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