Sew My Style 2019: Sedona Shirt Dress

20190604_113118Can you believe we’re already in June?!! Between a broken ankle, project deadlines, and a full class schedule, I barely finished my Sedona last month! I love a good button-up, so I was excited to sew another shirt dress for May’s SewMyStyle prompt. Since I had already sewn a few Blank Slate Patterns, I wanted to sew Designer Stitch’s Sedona.
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This is my first Designer Stitch pattern, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. According to the size chart, I made a size 2, but contemplated sizing down to a 1 due to the amount of ease included. In retrospect, I think the size 1 would have been a better fit for me, but I love the relaxed, casual fit of this Robert Kaufman linen (affiliate link) version. If you decide to sew your own, keep in mind the amount of ease!
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As I stated in my inspiration post, I initially intended to make the tunic version, but after some thought, I realized this linen would be great for a relaxed look. Since I’m petite (5’0″), I made the knee length version and kept the original length for a midi style.
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I omitted the collar and changed the sleeve placket. The pattern includes two separate pieces for the placket, but I prefer David Page Coffin’s method. I drafted a new piece and sewed the placket per his method, and it went together a bit easier and faster for me.
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For the pocket, I cut two pieces and sewed them together, leaving a small turning gap along the side. I turned it inside out, topstitched, and then stitched it to the front panel. The bamboo tulip buttons are from Arrow Mountain on Etsy, and they just might be my favorite detail of this dress!
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Did you participate in #SewMyStyle19 last month? If you did, which pattern did you sew? If you’re local to Dallas, stay tuned for more details about an upcoming #SewMyStyle19 meetup!

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