Make this stylish floral shift dress with FREE pattern!
I think I am reaching the point where I have more dresses in my wardrobe than I can possibly wear, I should STOP but I CAN’T 🙂 No wonder, with this free pattern, a yard and a half of fabric and about 2 hours of your time – and you got a new dress on your hands! Read on about my fabric choices and interesting details! Happy sewing!
I wore this dress to a bridal shower, and on my birthday and today is just another good day with good vibes! Besides, I think that this dress is a bit too dark for the summer, so I have to get some wear out of it until it gets too hot here!
Pattern: this pattern I found on the internet, among many others. I was craving something silly simple, and here it is – 4 pieces, no darts, no buttons, no zipper and no lining (depends on the fabric you choose). “No darts” part can bite you in the butt though if you are bigger in the chest area. Original patter does feature keyhole or a zipper in the back, BUT for me the neckline was too tight, therefore I made it wider and with that it was super easy to omit the zipper/button, as I can pull the dress through my head. Find you free pattern here from GrosGrainFabulous
Fabric: I bought 2 yds of this beautiful floral fabric at Jo-Ann’s. And I actually came back twice to buy this fabric again, oops!
Skills: novice/intermediate. to my taste, some of the pattern details required alterations and for that you have to have some experience and a sturdy hand in cutting.
Remarks: had to widen neckline and adjust sleeves (a but too tight due to front and back traced out identically). All in all a good and easy pattern, for a dress to whip up in 2 hrs!
Accessories: as this is a straight dress pattern, to accentuate your mid part – you probably want to get a slim black (or any other color) belt, maybe elastic belt can do as well, to create those beautiful gathers on your waist. Statement necklace from New York Company.
That is how it looks unbelted, very straight