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The "Mae Morbadito"

Added May 29, 2011

by erica-penton

Halifax, Canada






I’ve developed a button-down obsession! This is view C of Simplicity 2246, with the belt from view B. It was originally shown as a fake skirt/shirt combo, but I chose to make both parts from the same fabric (and added in some pockets). I went up a size, but shortened the length by about 6 inches. You can read more about this project on my blog, Experiments and Accidents.

Material Notes

I used a stretch cotton, but this pattern lends itself to just about anything.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Preppy
Cotton, Blends, Denim, Linen, Shirting

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    Jul 26, 2011, 02.36 AMby purplejb99

    LOVE this!! You must be the master of fit. :P

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    Jun 25, 2011, 08.57 PMby shortpant

    Great dress! And well-made!

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    Jun 3, 2011, 12.33 PMby erica-penton

    Thank you everyone!

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    Jun 2, 2011, 09.53 PMby sweetharte

    so gorgeous! i’ve made shirt dresses in the past, but nothing this cute.. very impressed!

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    Jun 2, 2011, 05.43 PMby smonakey

    That looks fantastic! I’m off to add that pattern to my ever-expanding of to-do list!

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    Jun 2, 2011, 04.23 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    I’ve seen all these shirtwaist dresses break out like nobody’s business during our premature heatwave. I love ‘em. I want one…and I need to make at least two: one in black, another in beige. Then I’d be all set for summer!

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    Jun 2, 2011, 04.16 PMby bhs

    I’s such a great dress!

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    Jun 2, 2011, 04.13 PMby sofiatunes

    Looks very elegant! I really like it.

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    Jun 2, 2011, 04.13 PMby GeorgieT74

    Love the dress. Does anyone know of an online fabric site with a good selection of fabrics?

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    Jun 1, 2011, 11.26 PMby mayadaughterofsun

    difficultu: novice ?! i think this is for an expert…

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    May 31, 2011, 10.05 PMby peaches2218

    This dress is just gorgeous. It looks divine on you! Two thumbs way, way up.

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    May 30, 2011, 05.02 PMby lclausewitz

    Hmm. Isn’t the back of the pattern a little bit too long for you? But then, I guess it’s not easy to tinker with the proportions on a ready-made pattern, and you certainly did great given the limitations of the pattern!

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      May 30, 2011, 08.09 PMby erica-penton

      Thanks! That is a great suggestion. I think because I went up a size in the top that it is a little long in the waist. It’s strange because I made an initial trial one from cotton and it fight just right. Next time!

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    May 30, 2011, 07.50 AMby jackaroe

    That looks fantastic! I’ve been looking for a shirt dress pattern for a long time and your dress is definitely inspiring!

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    May 30, 2011, 02.53 AMby turtlegirl00

    great job! i am into shirt dresses right now… i am not yet brave enough to attempt one yet.

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    May 30, 2011, 12.16 AMby pink-cornelia

    love it! looks great and chic.

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