It’s cold, it’s grey, I don’t want to leave the house and when I need to look smart, I want my outfit made easy. If this rings true for you, sew the Sew Over It Ultimate Shift Dress.
- It has sleeves – leave the cardie at home
- The outfit pairs well with tights
- You can dress it up with heels or down with sneakers
- The jewel neckline keeps you warm
- Because of the dress’s simplicity, it layers well
- It packs small for weekends away
This has become my go-to dress for work trips abroad. (Here’s my faux leather version and another crepe version here.) Sewn in the right fabric, you can shake the dress out of your carry on case – no iron required. Throw on a piece of statement jewellery, and you’re good to go.
Isn’t the crepe fabric great? I’ve seen it at a few online stores, but it’s a while since I bought this and recent web searches have proved fruitless. Let me know if you still see this somewhere!
The fabric has been in my stash for a while and I’m so glad to finally put this beautiful print to good use. If I had to make a New Year’s Resolution, it would be to work through more of my fabric stash.
This dress is a really quick make with nary a fitting issue. The only time I slowed down was to hand stitch the sleeve hems to give them a nice, invisible seam finish. But the beauty of a print like this is that everything seems to melt out of view, mistakes and all. Good times!
I really recommend The Sew Over It Ultimate Shift Dress for a winter sewing fix! Hmmm. I guess this means I should leave the house now.