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Sew Over It Vintage Shirt Dress made using our Antique Floral Black Pima Cotton Lawn

Sew Over It Vintage Shirt Dress made using our Antique Floral Black Pima Cotton Lawn

Sunday 5th July 2020

I am really late to the party when it comes to the Sew Over It vintage Shirt Dress and I'm not really sure why because it certainly didn't disappoint.

I am a big fan of shirt dresses, I love that you can dress them up or down and they are definitely a wardrobe staple.

When I got this beautifully soft pima cotton from Laura, I knew had to do this fabric justice and the Sew Over It Vintage Shirt Dress was just the right pattern. I really like the subtle vintage style of the pattern and was looking forward to adding this dress to my me made wardrobe.

I am such a procrastinator and faffed around a lot before actually getting around to cutting out the dress. I think it's because out of the whole sewing process cutting out is my least favourite job. There isn't many pieces to this pattern so it actually wasn't thad bad after all!

The fabric design is a beautiful floral print on a black background. I just love the sunflowers, they are one of my favourite flowers. The fabric is lovely and soft with some drape but still with a little bit of structure to suit the shirt style dress.

The dress has a notched collar, light gathering at the shoulders and buttons all the way down the front.
I chose to make the sleeved version and I lengthened the skirt by 3" as I had read that it finishes above the knee. I do like to have a bit of extra length in a skirt so that I know I'm not going to flash when I bend over!!

The fabric was an absolute dream to work with, it handled well, pressed and behaved itself just as you would expect from a cotton. I am so happy with the finished dress! I like the fit and I didn't have to make any alterations which is always a bonus.

The fabric feels lovely against my skin, it is light and cool, the skirt drapes as it should and it is casual enough for warm summer days or dressed up for a night out (when we are allowed). I can't wait to make another one or two more....

I have really enjoyed contributing to Laura's blog, it has been a pleasure reviewing one of Laura's many wonderful fabrics!