Fresh from making the Sew Over It Nancy I decided to make another of their patterns that I've had for a while and not made up yet, the Vintage Shirt Dress.
I've been wanting to make a shirt dress for a while and I have several patterns in my stash, but I started with this one because it is relatively simple compared to some of the other I have. I decided to make the sleeveless version of this for several reasons. Firstly because it will be nice for the summer but also easy to slip a cardigan over if it is chilly, secondly because it would be quicker to make, thirdly due to the sleeves too tight issues I've had recently and lastly because I just prefer the look of this dress without sleeves.
With regards to size I ended up choosing the size 10 which is the size I'd used for Nancy and Heather. They'd both fit fine everywhere instead of the sleeves but I wasn't sure if that was due to a larger amount of ease included in those looser fitting patterns. This looked as if it might fit closer so I considered sizing up but ultimately stuck with the 10. I'm glad I did because I would even say that this is a shade too big. It certainly doesn't nip in at the waist as much as I would like so I need to have a look at the fit as a whole before I make another to see if I need to size down or whether to just bring the waist in a little.
This was a very quick and simple dress to make and I'm really pleased with how it looks, except for one tiny little error that I made very early on in the process. Can you see it?