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Flannel Shirt Dress

Added Aug 1, 2009

by imallyfromcali

San Francisco, C...




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Made out of green and white checkered fabric, complete with two pockets and a belt— a perfect dress for foggy days. I didn’t expect this one to turn out, but it ended up being simpler than I thought!

Material Notes

2 yards of flannel, 7 buttons




Garment Type

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    Aug 8, 2009, 01.28 AMby sewmajesty

    This dress is so cute. It looks so professional. What kind of seam did you use on the bottom?

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    Aug 7, 2009, 11.07 PMby imallyfromcali

    Hi all! Thanks so much for all the encouragement. I really appreciate it! And now for answering some questions: - Yes, I can walk in this dress. It’s very comfortable. Leggings will probably make it more comfortable, though… - No, no pattern. The design is very basic. I think following a pattern for a shirt dress would be more complicated than what I did. - No, it was not difficult at all! Initially, I thought it would be hard to get the right fit, but adding the belt gave me a lot of flexibility, and it made the dress pretty easy to make. This one took around three hours (half an hour spent figuring out how to sew buttonholes, haha) So yeah, go make shirt dresses! They look harder to make than they actually are.

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    Aug 4, 2009, 12.04 AMby galatina

    Totally agree with all the comments above. Have really wanted to make a shirt dress since seeing my neighbour look totally fab in one – but have been too scared to try. Was it difficult?

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    Aug 2, 2009, 07.59 PMby issymonsterr

    I love love LOVE this! Did you use a pattern? I’ve been wanting to make a shirt dress for a while now, it will be perfect for fall!

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    Aug 2, 2009, 12.31 PMby jeffrey

    That is great! really cool. pockets and belt are such a plus, well done!

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    Aug 1, 2009, 08.07 PMby jmgordon52

    Wonderful! I love shirt dresses, especially the long sleeves on this one.

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    Aug 1, 2009, 05.29 PMby alekat

    how neat! did you use a pattern? i like everything about this. good work!

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