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Time for a Shift: Autumn into Spring

Added May 16, 2013

by kisses

Kingston, Jamaica






This plaid was in my stash for quite sometime as I was unsure as to what to use it for as it measures roughly 1.5 meter. The plaid is suited for the autumn season but I decided to make a shift dress and wear it in the spring time. Hear is my early autumn dress that I am wearing in spring.

The shift dress is from the September 2012 collection. I made a few modifications as the fabric was very limited. I removed the patch pockets, completely lined the bodice and made a cuff for the sleeve. I could not get the 3/4 sleeve and I did not want a cap sleeve, so unfortunately I have to shorten the sleeve at the elbow and added a 3" cuff with a center pleat to add a little style to it. Instead of putting a split on the outside at the front of the cuff I place it underneath to the inside towards the seam.

I tried to capture the little details really hope it can be seen properly. It has a very 60s vibes and I love it.

I wear it to work yesterday and I felt and feel good in it :-). Do you like it?




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    Jun 10, 2013, 09.04 PMby vinia789

    Simple and beautiful…love your choice of fabric.

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      Jun 10, 2013, 10.36 PMby kisses

      Thanks Vinia for the nice compliments :-)

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    May 18, 2013, 03.03 AMby Moimisie

    Nice dress kisses!

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      May 19, 2013, 03.02 AMby kisses

      Thanks Moimisie! much appreciated :-)

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    May 17, 2013, 11.34 AMby Ivanamania

    I adore this shifts when they have good fit, like this one. beautiful!

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      May 19, 2013, 02.58 AMby kisses

      Thanks Ivana! I do adore shifts too when they fit well :-)

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    May 17, 2013, 06.56 AMby martinK

    adorable, like it :-)

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      May 17, 2013, 11.51 AMby kisses

      Thanks Martin ! glad you like :-)

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    May 16, 2013, 09.44 PMby kihli

    Great dress, I like it!

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      May 20, 2013, 02.31 PMby kisses

      Thanks :-)

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    May 16, 2013, 04.12 PMby SassyT

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      May 17, 2013, 06.05 PMby kisses

      Thanks SassyT :-) I checkout your facebook page…its a good look

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    May 16, 2013, 10.18 AMby liliv-1

    Another great dress kisses! What a joy to be able to design and make your own stylish wardrobe! Nice plaid this time. And the pattern is one of my favorites: simple but effective…did you make it more fitted? Mine was more roomy.

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      May 16, 2013, 02.41 PMby kisses

      Thanks Liliv ! It is indeed a joy to make and design your own wardrobe because at all time you will stand out from the crowd and most importantly it will cost you less. I use size 38 and it fits me perfectly without making any adjustments.

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    May 16, 2013, 05.08 AMby Mary Athey

    lovely dress kisses, you must be the most stylish woman at work!!! the fabrics fab and i love the cuffs, it makes a shift dress so much more interesting. its s great fit on you and is much nicer thsn the origonal in my opinion. fab work as always x

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      May 17, 2013, 11.55 AMby kisses

      Thanks Mary ! I do try to be stylish as I love to wear something different they have not seeing before. It is a good thing when you are able to design your own clothes to suit your taste :-)

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    May 16, 2013, 04.47 AMby velvetribbon

    Lovely shift dress! I love those sleeve cuff. Good job Kisses.

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      May 16, 2013, 06.05 PMby kisses

      Thanks Velvetribbon ! so glad you love the sleeve cuff. I was a little worried it might spoil the style :-)

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    May 16, 2013, 04.41 AMby futurette

    I like it a lot! It fits you perfectly!

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      May 20, 2013, 02.31 PMby kisses

      Thank You :-)

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