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5 Reasons To Sew A Shirt Dress

1. Bite-Size Tasks The construction of a shirt dress can be broken down into digestible chunks of work for tired brains at the end of the day – pockets, cuffs, plackets, waist ties, collars, button holes… If you want a 15-minute … Continue reading

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M6885 – Flower Girl

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. … Continue reading

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M6885 Shirt Dress – More Than The Sum Of Its Parts

Want to sew a shirt dress with interesting details, but without sleeve plackets or a gazillion buttons? Welcome to the M6885 shirt dress! This is a dream to wear. I can say that with confidence because I’ve already worn it … Continue reading

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Bend Like The Green Reed

“The green reed which bends in the wind is stronger than the mighty oak which breaks in a storm.” Confucius The M6885 is a GREAT pattern. But for now, you’re going to have to take my word for it. Life … Continue reading

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The Shirt Dress Cometh

Thanks so much for your suggestions on what to do with my vintage buttons and buckle. The overwhelming majority vote was for a shirt dress. I’ve been scouting about and I think I’ve settled on the McCalls 4769. It’s another … Continue reading

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