African wax print shirt dress

For Christmas, I decided to make my sister a sleep set of; pyjama bottoms, an eye mask and laundry bag.  I found some gorgeous African wax print in a shop near me and as I can’t resist a bargain, I bought the full 5.5m length.  I made all the bits and pieces for my sister and she was delighted and I still had plenty left over!  Rather than put the remainder into my stash, I decided to make a dress for me.


I used the Sew over it, vintage shirtdress pattern.  It’s my 3rd time using this pattern and now I’ve got the fit details sorted, I can see there being many more in my life.


I love how this turned out and I’m so glad I bought the whole length, plus I get to feel smug as there are not even any scraps left to go into the stash!


For more photos and information about my sewing plans for the next few months please visit my blog.

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