The 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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
And instead of trying to work out a lining, I just went with a slip.