Sew My Style 2019: Sedona Inspo

I can’t believe we’re almost halfway through May, y’all! I am excited about this month’s SewMyStyle theme! I’m sewing the Sedona Shirt Dress by Designer Stitch, and I’m looking forward to sewing another new to me designer.
When I came across this Robert Kaufman linen (affiliate link), I knew it was perfect for recreating this Anthro dress. I wanted it to have a bit of color, but still be neutral and versatile. I think this blush pink fits the bill!

After making several button-up dresses (I blogged a few here, here, and here), I have realized that I love a mandarin/round collar more than a traditional collar, especially in the warmer months. I also love the simple heart shape yoke detail on the back of the Anthro dress, and that would be a fairly easy hack. I also want something I can wear as a top with jeans and leggings during the cooler months, but wear it as a dress during the summer.

Another style I considered was this lovely Anthro dress. I love the simple ruffle detail along the hem, which would be another easy hack. Such a cute, feminine detail! If you decide you want to create a similar look as well, you’ll need to slash and spread a bit to create an A-line silhouette before adding the ruffle. I ordered this rayon chambray blend (affiliate link) in hopes of recreating it later this fall. I love a good transitional piece, and this would be adorable paired with a jacket and boots!

Lastly, I love this embroidered shirt dress, also from Anthropologie! It would be easy to hack the maxi view of the Sedona for this look by adding gathered layers. Slash and cut the front view about a third to halfway from the center a few inches below the waist. Measure your length from your hip to the hem and divide it by three. Add your seam and hem allowance, and you’ll have the length for your gathered tiers. Keep in mind if you’re using a light twill or poplin, you won’t need as much gathered fabric as you would if you used a voile or other lightweight cotton. If you don’t want to embroider that many flowers, consider an embroidered lace mesh fabric and applique the floral motifs.

Which shirt are you sewing this month? Where do you find your inspiration?