Sew Over It Ultimate Shift Dress

This shift dress has been in my wardrobe for a while now. I bought the fabric and pattern at the Knitting and Stitch Show in October. There was a dress on display in another print and it looked like a straightforward project. Another friend on Instagram also posted about her plans to sew the same dress so we ended up having a mini-sewalong.

She did say that her first attempt was quite small so I erred on the side of caution and used a smaller seam allowance than stated. It’s actually a bit loose now but I don’t mind that too much.

I improvised a loop with elastic and used a button instead of a hook and eye fastening. I find them a bit fiddly when I can’t see the fastening easily.

The fabric is a beautiful navy floral crepe which washes perfectly. The colours were less bright when wet but got brighter again once the fabric dried, to my relief. I couldn’t find it on the website so it may have sold out, but they have a great selection of dressmaking fabric available.

I usually throw the dress on with navy smart trousers for work or jeans on my days off.

It also goes well with my Driftless cardigan. It’s a versatile and comfy dress and great for showing off patterned fabrics which don’t need a lot of design details.

Next I’m working on my dress for the Moneta Party. There’s still time to join in if you haven’t already!


    • February 19, 2017 / 11:38 pm

      Thank you!

  1. February 18, 2017 / 11:14 pm

    I love the print – it works really well with that style


    • February 19, 2017 / 11:38 pm

      Thank you! It’s gorgeous fabric.

  2. February 19, 2017 / 12:44 pm

    I’m always on the look out for long sleeved dresses! Beautiful dress and loving the print X

    • February 19, 2017 / 11:38 pm

      I know it’s so difficult to find such a simple thing on the high street!

  3. February 19, 2017 / 10:06 pm

    Love the dress! I also LOVE the chair and wallpaper. Gorgeous!

    • February 19, 2017 / 11:38 pm

      Thank you so much!

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