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Floral Micro Cord Alder Shirtdress

Added Jan 17, 2017

by aur0ra

Nashville , Tenn...






This dress has been a favorite over the past few months. The fabric was a gift that has been in my stash for years. It’s a beautiful floral micro cord.

After I made my first Grainline Alder shirtdress (still unblogged, but I did share a photo on Instagram a while back), I knew it would be a great pattern to pair with this fabric for a fall/winter dress.

I started with the size 2 this time, based on my high bust measurement, and did an FBA to add 3″ at full bust. I did a swayback adjustment on the back bodice, and removed some of the height from the back armscye. I also shortened the bodice portion by about 1.5″, and added the length back in the skirt.

I knew that the style wouldn’t lend itself well to a fitted waist, but I did take the waist in a tad for a little more shape. I don’t mind the ease in the waist, since my adjustments made it fit quite well in the arms, shoulders and bust.

Blog post here, if you’d like to read more of my rambling. ;)




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Casual, Grunge

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    Jan 25, 2017, 08.02 AMby matkailijakirppu

    Very cute!

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    Jan 18, 2017, 07.39 AMby Maria Hayek

    Cute dress! Even with the waist not being snug, it looks really nice :)

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    Jan 18, 2017, 06.28 AMby Mary Athey

    I love shirt dresses and this is up there with the best. Loverly fabric and a great fit x

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    Jan 17, 2017, 09.38 PMby janene

    This is beautiful! I bet it feels gorgeous to wear. Great fit too!

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