grainline alder shirtdress, view b, size 2

Grainline Alder Shirtdress, Take 2

I liked my first stab at the Alder Shirtdress so much that I decided to make another one.

grainline alder shirtdress view b
Filed under Photos taken by my ex boyfriends.

Evan was a good sport and helped me take a bunch of pictures during our walk. Maybe too good a sport. He got kind of bossy.

grainline alder shirtdress, view b, size 2
“Move two steps to the left.”

This one is also made of cotton that I got in Sham Shui Po. The fabric looks like when you flick toothbrush bristles to spray paint everywhere. It also makes me think of somebody who’s just thrown up birthday cake. I like it!

grainline alder shirtdress, view b, size 2
The skirt poufs up if it catches the wind, but at least it doesn’t flip right up and expose you.

Sewing Notes

  • Raised the bust darts by about an inch.
  • Instead of trying French seams again, I used the sewing machine’s overedge stitch with the overedge stitch foot.
  • The overedge stitch foot is awesome! It’s great for topstitching.
  • Used this tutorial by Four Square Walls for the collar bit because reading through the Grainline sewalong tutorial still confuzes me. Sigh.
  • Accidentally put the topmost button at the top of the button band rather than on the collar stand… heh heh heh.

Next Time (And There Will Be a Next Time)

  • Raise the pockets by about an inch.
  • Make it in this black/white fabric that Mummy chose. It’ll look totally different, I’m sure.

MAKE IT! The pattern is amazing!

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putting one foot in front of the other since i could walk

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