Black Poplin Handkerchief Hem Shirt Dress
Is cotton poplin not the greatest fabric to work with? Of course it is. We’ve been getting a few warm days as spring slowly approaches, and this is the perfect fabric for warm weather day dresses.
When I think of something easy to wear that packs a power punch on style and simplicity, shirt dresses are one of my favorite styles. I’ve made quite a few over the years, so I wanted something this time that put a different spin on the classic dress. That’s why I picked McCall’s 7351.
My fabric is Jet Black Stretch Cotton Poplin from Mood Fabrics.com. I prewashed my fabric and pulled it straight from the dryer and smoothed it out with the iron prior to cutting. The fabric cuts, sews and presses beautifully.
And it drapes amazingly.
The fabric has the perfect amount of give allowing for a comfortable fit, especially across the bust.
Since my fabric is lightweight, I needed a comparable interfacing. I used Black Weft Fusible Interfacing. It is the perfect weight for the front bands and the collar.
And I was really pleased with the minimal wrinkling from sitting. And as with any fabric cut on the bias, I allowed this dress to hang for 24 hours before hemming.