Purple Work Shift

Added Nov 7, 2011

by daughterfish

Brooklyn, New Yo...

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In addition to the Chevron Work Dress, I made this purple shift for a friend who just had a baby and recently went back to work as a kindergarten teacher. She wanted a work dress that was feminine and pretty, but that could also stand up in the face of lots of little ones. We chose a sturdy cotton blend with a little stretch; it’s very washable and won’t need too much ironing.

I used two vintage patterns for the bodice, and the gathered skirt from another pattern. Unfortunately, I think I made the V too deep in front and back, and am afraid the bodice may fall of her shoulders. I won’t know until I ship it off to her and she can try it on.

I made a lapped zipper for the closure, using this great tutorial from Gertie.

I also hemmed the dress with a blind hem foot, which is totally going to change my hemming habits!

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Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual
Material
Cotton, Blends

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  • Mekidsmountain_large

    Nov 7, 2011, 03.44 PMby Lucha Suarez

    I love it!!! This is a great dress, fabulous job!!!!!

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