The Silk Crepe de Chine Shirt Dress

silk crepe de chine shirt dress
Lately, it’s been feeling like monsoon season.  Hence the lack of blog posts.  But the great thing about rainy days is that I get to spend guilt-free days indoors sewing.
silk crepe de chine shirt dress
This is another fabric-lead project:  meaning that the fabric inspired the look.  I’d been wanting a shirt dress for the season and this gorgeous fuchsia geometric print Thakoon silk crepe de chine from Mood Fabrics was a great choice.  Editor’s note: This fabric just sold out on our web site, but we do have some available at Mood NYC, if you’d like to place a phone order: 212-730-5003, ask for the Silk department. And we have plenty of Thakoon silk crepe de chine prints online.

silk crepe de chine shirt dress
The pattern is Vogue 8903.  I used view F.  I modified the hem by contouring it and creating an asymmetrical hemline.  This was my only pattern alteration.
silk crepe de chine shirt dress
Sidenote:  if you’re making a shirt or shirt dress, you should really check out Pam Howard’s class on Craftsy.com.  Great insight and fabulous tips!
silk crepe de chine shirt dress
If you’ve ever made a shirt, this dress would be a no-brainer.  Especially this version:  no collar and no sleeves to set equals easy!
silk crepe de chine shirt dress
And instead of trying to work out a lining, I just went with a slip.

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Comments


  • Lori
    June 12, 2013

    I love this dress and style, Erica, you look great.

  • carolyn roemer
    June 12, 2013

    I like every thing about this dress. Of course I look to see how the dress style and fabric suit the body shape and this one is perfect. Silk crepe looks good on everyone and the dots are so stylish this year.

  • Kay
    June 12, 2013

    It is beautiful like everything else you make!

  • Rachel In Red
    June 13, 2013

    lovely dress, the fabric drape is just perfect!

  • Sarah Gunn
    June 13, 2013

    Beautiful Erica! This fabric is one of my favorites and the style you chose is perfect. Great fit as always!

  • Alina I.
    June 15, 2013

    Simple but stylish) Love that!

  • Ginger
    June 15, 2013

    Really cute! I love this look.