It’s done!

By Coralie, in Sewing – 2 Comments

It’s done! It’s finally done! YAY!

The shirtdress

I’m so happy about the final result! Being cotton, it’s very comfortable and I think it’s also the perfect mix between a casual and elegant dress! πŸ™‚

The inspiration for this dress was the shirtdresses popular in the 50’s. As I wrote before, it was a first for a lot of techniques: collar, sewing and matching patterned fabric, multiple (and usable!) buttonholes and sleeves cuffs.

Buttonholes

In the end, everything went smoothly. I had to redo the sleeve cuffs a few times though because they were too tight. At least now, I can sew a cuff with my eyes closed! πŸ˜‰

Sleeve cuff

I also changed the fusible interfacing with some plain white cotton. Having basted it together with the main fabric, it was just the amount of stiffness the front and buttonholes needed.

Inside

Cotton interfacing

The bottom hem has a nice finish using the front facing.

Bottom hem

Inside the bottom hem

Besides the collar, the thing I’m most proud of are the buttonholes. I dreaded doing them because I was afraid of the closure being wonky and not sitting straight. In comes the automatic buttonholes fonction on my machine! Heaven!

All you have to do is place the button on the back of the (huge) buttonhole foot. With the pattern, you determine where the holes should be and it does the rest. So cool! πŸ™‚

Button

And last but certainly not least: the final detail! πŸ˜€

Homemade tag

Now I’m looking forward for a bit of sun to wear it! So, what should I sew next? πŸ˜‰

  • This is fantastic! I must admit, I’m going to copy you now! Good work!

    • Coralie

      Please do! πŸ™‚
      And when you’re done, post pictures on Stitch-N-Smile’s Facebook page!