Named Clothing Reeta Shirt Dress: DIY Blue Animal Print Shirt Dress

Hey Everyone, Inspite of using the Named Clothing Reeta Shirt Dress to make tops three times (see here, here and here), I’ve never actually made the dress version. I finally bit the bullet and made it as intended (albeit with the addition of long cuffed sleeves) using some viscose crepe purchased from eBay. Conclusion: love […]

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McCalls 8030: DIY Shirt Dress in Natural Hemp Linen

Hey Everyone, Hope you are all doing well. A little while back, The Hemp Shop, based here in the UK, reached out and asked if I would be interested in making something from one of their hemp based fabrics. I was allowed to select a fabric of my choice and also paid to write this […]

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OOP Vogue 9186 by Kathryn Brenne: DIY Shirt Dress with Asymmetric Hem

Hi Everyone! Today’s post is about OOP Vogue 9186 by Kathryn Brenne, which is hot off the sewing machine. Let me rewind. Before my brain haemorrhage, I decided that I wanted to enter this year’s Tessuti Fabrics contest, which, for this year, is called Colour in Thirds. I have entered once before, in their Gridlock […]

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Simplicity 8014: DIY Animal Print Crepe Shirt Dress

Hi Everyone, Today is a short post to share my latest version of Simplicity 8014. You only have to search this blog to see how much I love this pattern. Not only have I made both views of this pattern twice (this being the second time for view C/D) but I have also used this […]

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Simplicity 8014: DIY Brushed Flannel Plaid Checked Button Down Shirt Dress

Hey Friends, Today is a quick share of my most recent make: a button down shirt dress made using Simplicity 8014. This is my second time making this shirt dress. You can see my first version here, made using an African wax print. This time round the main alteration I made was doing a 5/8ths […]

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McCalls 6885: DIY Popover Gingham Shirt Dress

Hello Friends from Sunny Cumbria, It’s  not often I write that! But we have been enjoying some sunny weather lately and I thought I would share this shirt dress I finished recently – infact, I am wearing it right now! This is McCalls 6885McCalls 6885, which I have made before, and you can see my […]

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