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DIY Little Black Shift Dress

I’m one of those people that can never have enough loose fitting little black dresses, I find them effortless, classic and comfortable.  This dress was made with this crepe from moodfabrics.com  which if you love crepe as much I do and understand the versatility of this awesome fabric you will always keep this in your stash.  It has a nice weight, irons beautifully with very little fraying.This dress was made with Butterick 5211 with the following pattern alterations:
-Added a front curved flap to the dress by:
Cutting two pieces of the front pattern piece
Using a styling design ruler, cut a curve on the bottom right side of the fabric
Baste the front pieces together
-Drafted a long sleeve instead of the gathered sleeve
-Removed one pocket
-Removed 3″ from the hem
-Added a 9″ zipper on the back seam


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