I’ve never considered myself to be much of a flower girl, but on a recent sewing blogger meet up there were a lot of summery chintz prints on display. The synapses in my brain kept firing. Ooh, pretty! Swoon! Love! Want.
I needed to make a cotton dress using a classic floral design. Pronto.
The joy of the M6885 shirt dress is all in the details. A button band, waist ties, collar and collar stand. They make for nice, digestible chunks of sewing – perfect for tired or busy people. But there’s enough interest in the construction to keep you engaged.
I took a quick Instagram poll about which buttons to use and plumped for the coconut shell and porcelain with a tiny lavender design.
The curved hem helps to stop this dress from looking too sack-like, don’t you think? As do the waist ties. I wouldn’t make this dress without them.
Such a lovely and wearable shirt dress. The poplin allows this to be a bit smarter than my previous version. I have a third version in mind with a summery uber light cotton. It also has a floral print…
Turns out I am a flower girl, after all.