My second dress for the year is this floral coral linen shift dress which sits just past my knees, making it super comfortable to wear to work.
I haven’t made too many dresses with linen before but I have to say, I’m now a huge fan. I made a tester muslin first to make sure the fit was right before cutting out my material. I usually cut out a size 10 in Butterick but that allows me to take it in where I need. I have a large sway in my back so I had to take the back dart in quite a lot. I also had to take in in the dress just under my bust on each of the panels. As you can see there is still a bit of a gap at the front under my bust but it now just feels a bit more like a shift dress.
I stuck to making the longer length because these days I find longer outfits and pants so much easy to wear to work. Plus, they’re really comfortable and I am pretty clumsy (maybe tripping over the pugs from time to time) so I always find bruises on my legs that I want to hide.
I have so many pairs of coral shoes, rose gold jewellery and rose gold bags, so this fabric from Spotlight was the prefect find!
I absolutely love the two different colours on the dress and the extra feature on the sleeves. Do you have any suggestions for work style dresses? I would love to hear!
Erin & the puggies