It snowed here yesterday so I had two full days stuck at home, which never happens. I started this dress last week but was moving really slowly on it, so staying home made me face it and get it done.
I saw a similar shirt dress at the Gap last month and figured I should try this style out, but wasn’t feeling all the shades of brown and tan at the fabric store, so I got this teal stretch poplin instead.
This dress has shoulder tabs, cuffed sleeves and sleeve tabs, patch pockets with tabs that become beltloops, and back tabs for belt loops as well.
I went up to a size 40 at the hips but something happened (aka I wasn’t paying attention) and didn’t actually go to a size 40 on all the pieces.. I tissue-fit the pieces before I cut fabric, and it fit fine, so I didn’t go back and re-trace. I probably should have for a little bit of ease, but oh well.
Another thing that happened in my haste was that I cut one of the panels about 3″ too short. So, byebye 1 5/8″ hem! I did a narrow hem instead. No big deal. It’s definitely above the knees, but not too short.
My birthday is this week and if it were just a little warmer, this would be a good birthday dress! Maybe I have time before the snow melts to make another outfit — better suited to the weather.