Long Green Shift Dress

 

Long Green Shift Dress

Long Green Shift Dress

This Long Green Shift Dress is my new go-to style. It’s a light, forgiving and an easy to wear summer dress. I like that there are no fastenings, no sleeves to set and no collars. It’s ridiculously easy to make and quite difficult to go wrong as it’s meant to be loose. The necklace is made from recycled paper rolled up into beads.

I’ve made it before and you can see how in these links – Golf Shirt Dress – and – Balloon Sleeve Dress

You need: –

  • a shift dress to make a pattern
  • large piece of paper
  • pencil
  • paper scissors
  • fabric
  • matching colour thread
  • sewing machine
  • sewing scissors
  • pins

You do: –

Click on the link above for the Golf Shirt material dress for the full the instructions to make this Long Green Shift Dress. It’s the same but in a different fabric. I will show pics of how I made this one with brief instructions in this post.

Cut your dress from your pattern

Cut your dress from your pattern

So once you’ve made your pattern, cut your dress. If you want a lower neckline in front, now is the time to trim it. Next cut your facing to fit your back and front neck area. Less is more – you can always cut away more – you can’t add back with fabric.

Pin dress and facings together

Pin dress and facings together

Pin and sew the shoulder and sides of your dress together. And your facings.

Sew facing to neck

Sew facing to neck

Pin facing to neck. Pin sleeves and hem. Fit dress carefully so you don’t get poked by pins and check you’re happy with the size of the neckline and also length of the sleeves and lower hem. If the neck is too high, mark where you want it to be with dressmakers chalk. Cut away the same amount from your neckline and your facing so they line up.

Sew your hems and facing in place. Press with an iron. I like to make a top-stitch at the neckline to ensure my facing stays flat.

And that’s all there is to this dress.

Have a great green week.

Greenie.

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