Sew Over It City Capsule Collection - The Alex Shirtdress

Yep, I'm back again! Can you believe it? I'm on a blogging roll. I told you guys I had lots to show you! I think I'm just trying to get everything in before the end of the year. LOL! Anyway, once again, I'll try to keep this short and sweet!

This is the Alex Shirtdress from the Sew Over It City Break Capsule Collection.

When I first saw this pattern in the ebook, I must admit, I wasn't 100% sure about it. I love the shirt version, but I wasn't sure if it would have enough shape for me as a dress. 

But I'm happy to report, that once I had it made up, I really love it! I think it works, and the fabric belt gives it a bit of shape. And while I will probably wear it belted the most, I do think I can get away without a belt too. Which is nice for those days, where you still want to look pulled together, but you want to be comfy too.

The fabric is a beautiful rayon from LA Finch Fabrics. I just love the colours, and the weight is really lovely. It's nice and soft, but not flimsy. Do you know what I mean?

This is a size 12. When I cut out the pattern, I thought it looked quite long for me, so I shortened it by 5 inches! 5 inches! I'm so short! Then, when I finally tried it on, it was still too long, so I ended up lopping off another two inches. Which isn't easy to do with that high low hem, so it might be a little more exaggerated on my version. I kinda like it that way though.

Because this shirtdress has no cuffs, and a flat collar, it's actually a pretty quick sew. I should also mention that I thought the pattern piece included for the sleeve tab was a little skinny, so I increased the width to make it twice as wide. It's probably just personal preference, but I like my sleeve tabs wide.

Alright, another post done! Hopefully, I didn't miss any details. If I have, don't hesitate to ask!

Ta ta for now!