I have always liked shirt dresses. My very first shirt dress was a denim shirt dress that I purchased at 17 years old with my baby sitting money. I loved that dress. Now that I sew most of my clothes I’ve been looking for the “perfect” shirt dress pattern. I may have found it in Simplicity 8014.
I’ve had this brown denim in my stash for a while. I bought a printed cotton to use for the inner collar stand and cuffs as well as the sleeve placket. I figured the brown would need a little something to give it some oomph. Using a print for the inner cuff creates interest when I feel like unbuttoning the cuffs and flipping them up.
Once I had all of my fabric on-hand I had to decide what options I was going to sew. I chose to go with the shirt-tail hem and the long sleeves. I also chose to sew the tab inside the sleeve which allows me to roll my sleeves up when not buttoned down.
Even the back is cute on this dress.
I lengthened the dress by 2″ and added one button to the front because of the added length. Can you tell that I’m happy with my dress?