Sewing

Tilly and the Buttons Rosa Shirt Dress

Hello! I am excited to share my Rosa shirt dress with you! I never thought much about this pattern but I kept seeing green corduroy shirt dresses in this style while out shopping. I realized this pattern was a perfect match and I had to have it! Tilly happened to be having a seconds pattern sale so I snatched it up with a few other patterns for a great price AND there was a sew along happening on Instagram by @patsypoomakes and @stitch_make_bake. It was meant to be! I know what you’re thinking… “But Erin, your shirt dress isn’t green corduroy!” While I was out fabric shopping, I saw this floral cotton at Joann’s and couldn’t help myself. I knew it would be perfect for spring. They also didn’t have the shade of green corduroy I imagined, so I figured I would keep an eye out for it and make one for fall or next winter!

If you are thinking about trying to make a shirt or shirt dress, I highly recommend this pattern! It was very easy to follow! The only issue I had was attaching the collar but I just had to baste it a few times to get it right. There are a few minor adjustments I could make with the fit but overall I am very happy with it. I like the 3/4 cuffed sleeve with the tab for spring, but when I make my corduroy one, I will definitely do the bonus long sleeve and cuff.

Now if only we had spring weather!

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