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DIY silk shirt dress

I’m one of those people that have never been a big casual dresser, but since becoming a mom casual in a necessity.  Shirt dresses are the perfect addition which work perfect with heels as well as flats.

This fabric from moodfabrics.com is absolutely perfect.  It’s a stretch silk from Theory that is a must! It cuts, irons and sews with ease and the wrinkles simply fall out.  Another great benefit of this fabric is it’s ability to not stain when wet.  I was caught in a down pour but pleasantly surprised when hung to dry, not a single sign of water damage.

The pattern used for this dress was McCalls M6520  view D with the following alterations:

-3″ added to the pattern back length
-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 3 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.  Top stitch the pleat
-Added 3″ to the length of the sleeves
-Added two seams to the sleeves
-Added a pleated pocket to the front of the dress
-Added a pleated shoulder

Dress- DIY
Heels- Jimmy Choo
Bangle- AV Max

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