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Friday, December 27, 2013

A New Shift Dress

I was busy on Boxing Day and for part of today - I decided I needed another shift dress to wear on very hot days, and decided to make one.  New Look 6095 fits the bill.  I've made it recently, so the current traced and altered pattern still fits.


 it is quite a loose dress with lots of design ease, so air can easily circulate around the body.  I had a cheerful cotton poplin (from Spotlight) in this bright pattern - as the dominant colours are blue and aqua, I thought it was just right for hot days.  If you want a fitted dress, this pattern is not right - it has no front darts so is loose over the tummy.  Just what I want in the heat...

Now the pictures:

Front
Side
And lastly:

Back
Well, that's it for today - a very quick and simple post to match the quick and simple dress :)

Sarah Liz





44 comments:

  1. A perfect dress, and very pretty too, Sarah. Today I am working on something very similar, light linen in a soft aqua/green tone. Isn't it humid!

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    1. Thank you Patricia - your dress sounds pretty, and yes, it is humid on the east coast at the moment.

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  2. Just what is needed at this time of year ~ the fit is spot on! Have you had a chance to pop into Spotlight for their 40% off fabric sale at all???

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    1. Hello Judith - thank you, and yes, I popped in today and bought some black and white gingham (cotton) that has been on my "want"list for a couple of years :)

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  3. Love your new dress, looks so comfortable and cool [hard to imagine the weather being hot.lol]
    The fabric is so pretty..Looks nice on you. Happy sewing.

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    1. Hi Judy, thank you and it will soon be warm there - well, a few more months to go yet I suppose :)

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  4. What pretty fabric. This looks perfect for hot weather.

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  5. What a pretty dress, and the color is great.

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  6. A lovely cool and comfortable dress for the hot weather.

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  7. Very pretty - looks just perfect for hot summer days.

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  8. Looks really good. Hard to believe for someone buried in snow (I love it) that it can be very hot in another part of the world.

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    1. Thank you Diana, yes, it does seem strange I agree :)

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  9. Ooh, this looks LOVELY! Perfect fit and pretty fabric too!!

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  10. These in multiples keeps a girl clothed!

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  11. Lovely dress Sarah Liz. Great to see you in a pattern and colour. Looks great on you.

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    1. Thanks BeaJay - you must have thought that I only wore black :)

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  12. Pretty dress Sarah Liz! The neckline and sleeve really suit you. i can see you making one or two more if this hot weather continues.

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    1. Yes, they are so handy to have for the heat:)

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  13. A pretty (& practical!) dress! I like the cool blues on you and the dress looks like it is so comfy to wear.

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  14. Great dress, perfect for hot weather.

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  15. Love the colour and style, perfect for a hot day and still looking good.

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  16. I love your dress, pretty fabric and style!

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  17. Looks comfy...and love your choice of fabric. The colors look good on you!

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  18. Color!!! :) the dress looks great on you Sarah Liz! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!

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    1. Yes, I have broken with the black and white tradition:). I hope you are having a great holiday too, Far, and it's lovely saying Hi to you again.

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  19. Your dress is so lovely - just my colours too!! I'm sure you will wear it lots this summer. Congrats. Cheers, Karen

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    1. Thank you Karen - yes, these colours would look lovely on you. I will wear it lots :)

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