I bought this gorgeous blue cotton chambray from The Fabric Store online without yet having decided on the pattern for it. For some inexplicable reason I had only 1.5 meters of the fabric, that is why, if I wanted to make a dress, my choices were rather limited. Eventually, after a bit of contemplating and planning I set off for this neat and flattering shirt dress pattern from Simplicity.
Sewing this dress was a real pleasure. I love cotton chambray very much, would buy it in every color! Had a bit of fuss with the narrow collar, ended up nailing it, the end result looks really neat and nice. Curved hem presented another challenge. At first I made a narrow hem using my 6 mm rolled hem foot, however ended up rolling it once again and sewed once more for a neat and stable finish.
I had to cut size 6 for the upper part of the dress and then merged into size 10 for the waist. And also I lengthened the dress by 4 or 5 cm. It was a clever decision after all, as otherwise the dress would have probably been too short.
The pattern used was Simplicity S8546, I chose to make view E. The fabric is cotton chambray (Heathered blue) from The Fabric Store online, I managed to make this dress of only 1.5 meters of the fabric. Other notions were thread and 10 buttons. The dress cost me 22 EUR. It was made in July, 2020.
Absolutely love this dress! Love gathered sleeves and curved hem. Have worn the dress multiple times – to work and on vacation. Would certainly make this pattern again.
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