As the summer started I began thinking of casual dresses I could wear with my wellies at the approaching Glastonbury and spotted the #sewtogetherforsummer theme on instagram, a shirtdress, perfect…..unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to finish it in time for either! 

I decided to go for this raglan sleeve shirt dress by Salme as I liked the simple style without the normal button front closure of many shirt dresses. 

This was a pattern I picked up last year as a pattern swap at a meet up. I hadn’t heard of the company before. 

Having raglan sleeves and no fastenings it was a straightforward make when I actually got around to putting it together! I’m glad I took the time to read through all the instructions before I started, making  note that pattern includes only 1cm seam allowance. 

I like the shape of the neckline & the gathered detail at the top of the sleeve where it joins the collar. 

However I’m not sure this style is something I would make again. I don’t think the loose fit, pulled in with a belt, is the most flattering shape for me. It may also be that the cotton fabric I used is a little too crisp. 

Having worn a couple times now I find it a lovely cool, comfortable dress which think looks better with leggings than on its own. 

Maybe it would be better a bit shorter? Or a lot shorter…….as a shirt to tuck into jeans instead? 😃

4 thoughts on “Shirtdress

  1. I’ve never made or worn a shirt dress because I don’t like collars and I’m not that keen on buttons (!) so I can see the appeal of this one. However, like you, I also don’t really like looser styles pulled in with a belt. I think if you’re not sure you’ll end up not wearing it. It’s a shame to waste that lovely fabric – and the effort of making it – so maybe try it as a shirt?

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