Indie Inspiration: The Salme Buttonless Shirt Dress

Hi everyone!

I’m excited to talk about the Salme Buttonless Shirt Dress today – a gorgeous, slimline shirtdress with a mandarin style collar and oodles of style.

I decided that I’d do a bit of research and try to find a dress pattern that I had never seen before. Confession: I knew Salme existed but I had never really looked at their patterns, but WOW, this is a company that has my style pretty well nailed. I wasted quite some time at work admiring their patterns, especially the Sandra dress, but I just kept coming back to their buttonless shirt dress.

The reason I like this dress is that it’s simple. My time is really stretched at the moment and I don’t have enough attention to devote to a complex make, so simple is a big attraction for me at the moment. And while it’s simple, it is a real standout: check out these inspiring examples:

See what I mean? It’s got classic lines and a sweet collar (I am so over peter pan collars), and you can really let your fabric do the talking here. I’m already thinking of a grey floral cotton I have in my stash, but I imagine it would be insanely warm in medium to lightweight wools too, so you could wear it in the winter with a cardigan too.

And, if you enter the ‘dresses’ contest, open this week only from 1-7 June, you could win a $10 Salme voucher from the lovely Donna at Sew Independent. Just make sure that you post your make in the between the 1st and 7th June, and be sure to add your make to the ‘Dresses (June 1-7)’ category so it’s included to be in to win the voucher and loads of other goodies!

5 thoughts on “Indie Inspiration: The Salme Buttonless Shirt Dress

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  2. What a pretty dress! So glad you posted this! It made me go back and take a look at Salme’s patterns again. Just bought the playsuit pattern and cut my fabric 🙂


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