This is my second shot at the ultimate shift dress from Sew Over It, the first being for my Mum. It’s a great, easy pattern so I wanted one for myself. I know from making my Mum’s that it is tailored for quite a small bust so I referred to the Sew Style Bookazine, I have because I was featured in it, to take the pattern out to account for my chest or an FBA as I have since learnt.
I made it in denim, which I bought because I haven’t used denim yet but it has a brilliant white embroidered lace detail on the bottom of it. I knew I wanted to use it for the hem, so I cut it to make the most of the pattern. I also made it a little longer as I wanted to embroidery on my knees, not above them. I only used it on the bottom and cut the sleeves from the rest of the fabric.
The dress goes together really easy and there isn’t much else to say apart from, check out the amazing bit of pattern matching I have managed to do on the lace… Yay!
I wore this for New Years Eve. We don’t do anything big, just a chilled night of games and food at my sister’s. This dress was perfect for it, lovely and snug. I cinched it with a brown plaited belt and my brown brogues with a blue beaded necklace. I’m definitely making more of these!
I probably shouldn’t mention that the new denim turned my skin bright blue, even with the pre-wash… It was even worse than washing off the New Year I spent dressed as an alien (don’t ask)!