Making your own one-of-a-kind garment takes a heck of a lot more time that picking one up at a boutique. With all the hours spent making sure your seams are perfectly aligned and your hem just so, you want to get as much wear out of your sewing project as possible, right? Of course you do! Check out my favorite ideas for extending the life of one of our project patterns – a simple shift dress – and see fun ways you can rock this project all weekend long.
Friday Night: Cocktails with friends after work? With a sleek jacket, killer shoes and interesting accessories you can make your dress project stand out from the crowd.
Jacket by Smythe, shift dress (used throughout) by Michael Kors, necklace by Natalie Brown, shoes by Azzedine Alaia, rings by Natasha Collins and House of Harlow, clutch by Santi.
Saturday Afternoon: A backyard get together calls for easy pieces like flat sandals (or boots) and a cross body bag to hold all your essentials. Dress down your shift with a casual, lightweight jacket.
Bag from Debenhams, necklace from Urban Outfitters, sandals by Chloe, jacket by J. Crew.
Sunday Morning: Spend a Sunday celebrating mom with a classic look that’s dressed up but doesn’t skip on comfort.
Headband by Deepa Gurnani, bag by Gucci, shoes by Repetto, cardigan by Stella McCartney.
Check out some of the great ways BurdaStyle members have crafted their own shift dress projects! It’s amazing how versatile this simple style can be.
Share the details of your dream shift dress – pattern, print, style. How would you dress up (or down) your shift dress project?
All mood board collages done via Polyvore