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Shift Dress

November 30, 2017

This is a very special make. Designed for my sister as her birthday gift, it contains all the elements she loves in a dress. Its comfortable, elegant yet casual, has no zippers and most importantly has pockets. My sister would wear a trash bag if it had pockets (her line, not mine) 🙂

The pattern :

The pattern is derived from the dress block/sloper. It has bust darts and side seam pockets. The hem is slightly flared. The sleeves have a ruffled edge; the ruffled edge is one and a half times the width of the sleeve edge. The sleeves follow the rule of thirds. the plain sleeve and the ruffled part are 2/3 and 1/3 respectively. The ruffled edge is cut on crosswise grain since I wanted it to flare out.

The dress is modelled by me here. The idea was to blog about it as soon as I had made it. But this has taken so long  that my sister has already worn it numerous times. She loves the dress. And I am one happy girl!!
P.S. The knee high boots are from Zara which I absolutely love- a gift from my sister 🙂

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