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My awesome first shirt dress

Added Sep 16, 2017

by Maria Hayek

Asker, Norway






And it’s finally done! And I love it!

I sewed in the remaining buttons while on vacation in Italy and took photos.

Note that the although I used the linked patterns as templates, the variation is quite dramatic :)

Read and see more :)

Material Notes

Polyester satin




Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual
Blends, Polyester, Satin, Silk

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    Oct 12, 2017, 05.55 PMby sewing fanatic

    it looks stunning! i’m a fan of shirt dresses even though i haven’t made one as yet, in the pipeline :]

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      Oct 14, 2017, 09.30 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much Nadia! Looking forward to seeing one by you :)

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    Sep 21, 2017, 06.04 PMby TeenyUK

    This is beautiful, Maria. Perfect for Egypt too! :)

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      Sep 22, 2017, 07.36 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much :) I’m really looking forward to wearing it there :)

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    Sep 20, 2017, 03.20 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    It’s awesome indeed! I’m not a fan of shirt dresses but this one is totally different, very feminine, a bit romantic…You finally found your luggage, didn’t you?

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      Sep 20, 2017, 06.02 PMby Maria Hayek

      Yes! This was in that luggage! :o
      Thanks Elpida, I’m glad I managed this, I’ve been dreaming about it for over a year now :D

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    Sep 20, 2017, 02.22 PMby Beccki

    Gorgeous dress Maria, normally I don’t like shirt dresses because I think they lack shape but you have chosen the perfect pattern with the cinched waist it looks fabulous on you and the fabric is Devine. Sorry you didn’t get to wear it on your holiday.

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      Sep 20, 2017, 05.58 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thanks Beccki! I liked this fabric so much, I was afraid to make anything out of it, let alone something experimental but it turned out really good :) (a sigh of relief)

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    Sep 19, 2017, 10.01 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Den ble kjempeflott! – og nydelig stoff! :-)

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      Sep 20, 2017, 06.05 AMby Maria Hayek

      Tusen takk Ellen :)

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    Sep 18, 2017, 09.26 PMby Madcinderella

    Jättesnygg klänning och jag älskar tyget!

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      Sep 19, 2017, 08.31 PMby Maria Hayek

      Tusen takk! Jeg fant det stoffet ganske umotståelig selv ;)

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    Sep 18, 2017, 12.28 PMby SurMesure

    Lovely dress, very interesting construction and use of printed fabrics!

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      Sep 18, 2017, 04.33 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much :)

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    Sep 18, 2017, 02.44 AMby lisascarolina

    Beautiful dress! Lovely fabric and really like the way you placed the fabric’s print. :)

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      Sep 18, 2017, 04.32 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Lisa :)

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    Sep 17, 2017, 12.06 PMby Luda Tomashevska

    I like this dress – the silhouette and the cloth print! It’s so light and feminine! You look wonderful in it! )) And because of the thin fabric, I suppose, you felt very comfortable in such hot weather during your lust vacation. ))

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      Sep 17, 2017, 08.25 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much Luda! It is a delight to have on but I haven’t actually tested it in hot weather, my luggage was lost and the only time I wore it was when we took the photos. It was not a warm day :(

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