I love a good shirtdress (Alder Shirtdress)! It’s such a classic style that feels casual but looks polished! It’s a constant struggle for me to get out of my t-shirts and comfy pants and wear some real clothes. When I wear a dress like this, it doesn’t feel like a production just to make it look nice, it does it effortlessly. I’ll happily pick this one from my closet to wear when the mood strikes!
Spoonflower asked me to try their new Cotton Lawn substrate and I couldn’t resist all the possibilities. I spent way too long oogling all the amazing designs available. Tempted as I was to pick out a great print for my girls, I decided to be stingy and pick this amazing moon print (design by Andrea Lauren) for myself. I absolutely love the blue/green color. When it arrived I was super impressed that the color looked just as I had hoped – amazing. It washed up easily and feels super soft. Not quite as soft as some lawn, but a really great option for trying your own fabric designs! The one thing I noted when sewing was that after ripping out any stitching (you know I do that often!), the holes seemed to appear noticeable still. I’m assuming on the first wash it’ll disappear, but I thought it wouldn’t hurt to mention it. Overall I’m really pleased!
So back to the Alder, I accidently cut the button placket for the wrong side. I guess I wasn’t thinking straight, but now the placket opens on the wrong side. Women’s shirts have the buttons on the left side. I’m not worried about it, I loved making this dress and I can’t wait to cut out another!