Spring is here and that means it is time to start breaking out the dresses! And no tights! Thank you Lord! I have had this little obsession as of late with shirt dresses, and those ole Lisette patterns too! I just can’t stop, I am like a moth to the flame. I got into my pattern stash and found Simplicity 2246, I have made view A a couple of times now, but haven’t attemped the short sleeved version C yet so the time is now! I stumbled into this black and white cheetah print cotton and I immediately had visions of a cheetah print shirt dress with a flared hem dancing in my head… grrr baby very grrrr!
This dress actually went really quick! I think I’m getting the hang of this shirtdress thing. I made the whole dress in this cotton print instead of going two toned as they feature it on the envelope. It buttons all the way down the front and gathers around the waist. I decided to leave out all the interfacing except for the collar, this cotton is pretty heavy and didn’t really need any extra stablizer. Its a good thing too because you can’t see underpants through the white material!
I had to take the hem up about 4 inches, and I still have it hitting just below the knee, I like that it has a bit of 40’s spunk but the cheetah print brings it more up to date. I didn’t use the the button guide, I placed them strategically to avoid any gaping holes.
I am pretty excited about this dress! While he was taking these photos I told my husband I wanted to bust this out at work tomorrow, and he acted astonished and said I should save it for a special night out. Save it? Special night out? I think not! This cheetah needs to see the town! Reeewr!