The Drop Waisted Shirt Dress has a casual summery look going on, with its smart button up front and rounded baby collar and party down below with its full gathered skirt. We love that this dress is versatile and looks just as amazing in both lightweight casual cotton voiles and Ooh la laa out for dinner silks. You can wear this dress belted at the waist or left loose all nonchalant and cool.
We’ve included several little details that can turn this dress into something quite wow. With the inclusion of binding pieces defining the button placket that could look amazing in a contrasted fabric or by cutting a print on the bias. We have drawn attention to the dropped waist with the same binding detail and with our more formal black and white version, we cut it in plain black silk to match our contrast collar. The buttons are placed in twos instead of singularly and there are plain breast pockets on the front.
We have included contour waist darts at both the front and back to shape the dress through the body and reduce any excess gaping fabric, and to flatter the figure the side seams are gently shaped.
While we have labeled this dress as a Intermediate sewing level, its really on the easier side, more like an advanced beginner. The 2 piece collar comes together easily and the armholes are finished with a facing and all the rest is simple straightish seams.