DIY Denim-look shirt dress

I have absolutely loved denim dresses in the summer since the beginning of time, and this summer is no different with the exception of pregnancy.  Due to the fact I now tend to stay overwhelming hot all the time, I can’t image a denim dress at this point so when I saw this denim-look linen at Moodfabrics.com, I knew I had to have it.  It’s light, flowy and simply fantastic.  This fabric reminds me more of chambray as opposed to linen because of how soft it is.

This dress was made with McCalls M6520 view D, the same pattern used to make this shirt dress, with the following alterations:

– Cut off the top of the back of the pattern at the arm pit. Place the top portion of the pattern on the fold of the fabric and place the bottom half 5 inches from the fold.  (this will give you enough fabric to allow you to make the inverted pleat on the bottom half of the back of the dress)


– (To make the inverted pleat) match up the ends of the top back fabric to the bottom back fabric. With the excess material in the middle, create the inverted pleat.


-Left out the collar and used the collar band only to create a mandarin, notched collar.


-Added 3 inches to the back hem to create a more asymmetric look.  

-Removed the sleeves from the pattern option and added a 1/2″ band around the arm.

Dress: DIY
Heels: Pollini
Clutch: Vintage

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15 Comments

  1. July 22, 2014 / 12:56 pm

    This looks beautiful, chic and comfortable. A great summer dress.

  2. July 22, 2014 / 4:30 pm

    WoW….I will be buying this fabric:)

  3. July 22, 2014 / 4:58 pm

    You are the most stylish mom to be I've ever seen! I also love those shoes!

  4. July 22, 2014 / 6:30 pm

    Very cute and versatile. You'll still be able to wear this post pregnancy.

    Pam

  5. July 22, 2014 / 7:58 pm

    I have been on the search for lightweight denim shirt dress. This one is lovely.

  6. July 23, 2014 / 11:40 pm

    Great dress. I always love the light-weight denim look too.

  7. Anonymous
    July 24, 2014 / 1:41 pm

    Hi there! You have such a talent ! Do you sew only as a hobby or for living?

  8. Anonymous
    July 24, 2014 / 8:29 pm

    Hi there ! You are such a talent! Do You sew for living or just as a hobby?

  9. July 25, 2014 / 12:20 am

    So chic and u are rocking those shoes I can't event wear those when I'm not pregnant 🙂

  10. July 27, 2014 / 6:04 pm

    Great looking dress…love your shoes as well!

  11. July 29, 2014 / 6:24 pm

    Another great looking dress. You wear it well.

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