Added Apr 10, 2012
by lisa g
i made this shirtdress using mccalls 6389 for my daughter using a double sided voile shirting material. while i am an experienced sewist this fabric was truly the most difficult fabric i have ever worked with! it didn’t help that i was making something so detailed. using it felt like i was sewing for the first time, it was so shifty!
many jaw-clenching hours later i realized that indeed it looked like a real shirt! my pattern modifications were minimal and i love that the pattern had all the details i like—two piece collar, real button placket, pockets & flaps, etc. this pattern is a winner and i’m sure i’ll be using it again (with a more cooperative fabric, that is…).
after all the work on this shirt i decided i must use snaps instead of buttons (which i found on etsy) to complete the look. there was something so completely satisfying about making a real button down and collar shirt, i’m itching to do it again… this time for me!
double sided 100% cotton voile shirting
Fashion & Trends
All the fall trouser sewing inspiration you need.
Pattern of the Week
This jacket is a mix of mod and military and will change the look of any outfit!
Go far afield in this collection of bib dresses, waistcoats, and wool jackets in textured fall fabri
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this jean alteration technique and find out how you can learn more!
Member Project of the Week
A gorgeous confection with a surprise peach chiffon layer.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.