The "Mae Morbadito"

Added May 29, 2011

by erica-penton

Halifax, Canada

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Description

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.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Business, Casual, Classic, Preppy
Material
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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