Back again for round 2! If you caught me last week I was sharing my view B Alder which I made the bold claim of being my new favorite dress. So I guess that would make this my second new favorite dress (because it’s still pretty awesome)! What makes this dress extra special is the fabric! Keep reading for all the details.
I have all the same praises to sing about this pattern as I did with my version B I shared last week. Head over there if you want all the juicy details but I’ll sum it up for you: perfect fit, perfect pattern. You can find the Alder Shirtdress pattern here if you don’t have it already (if you don’t – what are you waiting for!?)
My favorite thing about this version is the fabric! This is a vintage cotton shirting that the Gentleman found for me either on eBay or craigslist or an estate sale (don’t you love it when they do that?!) It is a super cute print with chickens and flowers and little pinstripes on a bright navy background. I love it. I knew it was destined to be a shirt dress the moment I saw it. Of course, I had to add side seam pockets to this one too. I’d like to say it was on purpose, but really I was out of navy bias binding and didn’t feel like making self binding … so I also added some contrast binding in the armholes.
I dont have much else to say about this dress. I hope you love it as much as I do. It is definitely going to be in heavy rotation this summer!
SKIP TO THE END?
Pattern: Alder Shirtdress by Grainline Studio
Fabric: Vintage Chicken print cotton from stash
Notions: White buttons from stash (stolen from old men’s shirts!)
Adjustments: Added side seam pockets
Finishes: Serged seams, turned hem, contrast bias finished armholes
Time: 4 hours?
Sew it again? Going to be on heavy rotation forever.