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70s shift

Added Mar 19, 2012

by anikissed

Perth, Australia






I saw this material and loved it. I’ve wanted to make a shift dress for a while, as all my other projects have been waisted. I like the back neck line. Next time I’ll probably make it more prominent, as it is in the pattern. I made it about 1 size larger, and moved the darts down to fit better. I left the sleeves off.

I made a boo-boo doing the cutting, as I couldn’t simply cut on the fold as I don’t have quite enough fabric for the placement I wanted on the front, so ended up cutting two left hand backs. Ooop.s I didn’t have much material to work with, but instead cut off the top with the armholes, and added a pannel that had the flowers running horizontally. I think it worked OK!

I think its a bit short :) and I might change the buttons. But I think its a good base to start from!

PS: Best zipper I ever put in too!

Material Notes

Thick cotton drill.




Garment Type

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    Jun 27, 2012, 11.08 AMby laurenp

    I love the fabric you’ve used – great dress!

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    Mar 19, 2012, 03.50 PMby elisana

    love it! perfect fabric for the dress – and i love the buttons, too!

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    Mar 19, 2012, 09.42 AMby anikissed

    :) Fair enough. The buttons stay. Tonight is being spent unpicking the hem and making it a bit longer!

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    Mar 19, 2012, 09.37 AMby pambox

    Don’t change the buttons! Seriously, they’re perfect.

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