The Autumn of 1000 Shirtdresses: The Evening Shirtdress

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Back in November  I finally  joined a sewing challenge, The Autumn of 1000 Shirtdresses hosted by Mary over at Idle Fancy,  I have fallen in love with shirtdresses and have already made 2 versions of McCalls 6696, which you can see here.  

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Inspired by this 1970’s book that suggests a shirt dress for evening wear. I  decided to make view D again but with long sleeves, a sheer version with a slip to go underneath.

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 I bought the fabric from a little shop in Ryde on the Isle of Wight a couple of years ago and since then it’s been languishing in my stash, it was described in the shop as Crepe de Chine and I think £5 a metre.  It’s very delicate, and sheer fabric.

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The photos really don’t do justice to the fabric but it’s so hard to take photos at this time of year when the light is so bad.   I have really struggled to get decent photos, but there was no way I was going to venture outside with the camera, it’s far too cold!

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There is a lot of work involved in this dress, a lot of hand sewing and all the seams are French, thank goodness the deadline was postponed, twice!

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The shirtdress truly is a dress for any occasion.

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