As I mentioned in my previous post, I have been sewing and a new shirt dress to present.
The pattern is another mailorder pattern number 8111 and I am again unsure which pattern company this is. The design is a bit unusual and not something I have made before.
I wasn't too sure about the big front button flaps as these details often look quirky in the drawing but then not that great in real life.
I made the version in the big picture but forgot the belt loop.Oh well, the belt I ended up wearing with it would have covered it up anyways. It's not the perfect belt to go with it but it's the best I could find in my collection. It's vintage from the1970s.
I also shortened the hem by about 5". Not as much as I took off on this dress but I kind of like it that length.
The skirt is a four piece skirt again. I do like how they drape but I'm still not a fan of the center seam. I also could have done a better job pressing that seam, looking at this picture.
details: the "flappy bits" (that's the technical term for them, trust me) are a bit tricky to get right when you turn them out. Lots of very careful, very close clipping necessary.......
I love the pocket. I think I will stick some pockets like that on future sewing projects. Maybe on the skirt?
Thanks everyone, I hope you likey.
What do you think: Flappy button details yey or nay? Also what are they really called?
I think I need to make something that is not a shirt dress next.