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Snoozer Loser shirt dress

Added Apr 14, 2011

by suzeb

New York, New Yo...






First: a BIG thank you to Burdastyle and Snoozer Loser for the beautiful printed fabric! I won a few yards of this light gray printed cotton by entering one of Burdastyle’s (many) giveaways. I never win anything and I was so excited to receive it in the mail and couldn’t wait to begin planning what to make with it.

Because the print is large and bold, I wanted to make something that really showcased it. I also wanted a new dress for spring, and shirt dresses are pretty much always in fashion, so there you have it. I worked from another pattern I drafted recently for a menswear-style shirt, keeping the back yoke, collar, sleeves and cuff/plackets, then extending the length of the shirt into a dress, and adding some more ease so it would be roomy enough around my hips. I wanted a springier look, so I shortened the sleeves to 3/4-length, and I omitted the pockets because it seemed too busy and covered up the lovely print. It’s not quite warm enough in NYC yet to go without tights, but I think it looks pretty cute on top of leggings and flats. When the weather warms up, I’ll opt instead for a yellow belt and sandals.



Related Techniques


Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Geek

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    Apr 18, 2011, 01.24 PMby Christina Butterworth

    Great, stylish dress – you look great!!!

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    Apr 17, 2011, 07.16 PMby mboglarka

    I was just looking for a spring dress, now I really feel inspired :) Lovely dress you made :)

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    Apr 15, 2011, 02.03 PMby fashionfreek

    What a nice casual item of clothing. Nice print.:-)

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