Remember a while back when I professed my newfound love of shirtdresses? Well that love has increased even more after having finished my first Alder Shirtdress. This will be a short post because I really don’t have much to say other than I think its fabulous and I want a million more.
I’ve gotten into a great habit of making muslins. However, I’ve taken a few steps back in recording the changes I’ve made. These bad habits are a give and take thing over here. Thanks to the muslin, I sewed up View B in a size 2 using this lightweight denim from Joann (or maybe it was this one). I know the only adjustment I made was to the skirt length, but I can’t remember if it was more than an inch. I don’t think it was, but don’t hold me to that.
Additionally, I added some inseam pockets to the skirt using a pocket pattern piece from a different pattern, but you could easily draft them yourself. While I still would have loved the dress without the pockets, the pockets make it SO much better. Don’t you agree?
Bottom line: shirtdresses are awesome.