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
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