i had been working on a silk caftan dress for the better part of the month of may, having purchased gorgeous and massive amounts of blush and nude color silks… and the finished product left a bit to be desired. not a massive fail, but definitely not something wearable. so after pouting for a week or so about my lack of sewing skills, it was time to get back on the horse and sew up something simpler to boost my confidence. so with that, i present a simple color block shift dress!
this was fun and easy… and i can’t help but to fancy how clean my lines look with this one, and how the asymmetrical part turned out just perfect. some of the process is captured below. first, prepping for the sleeves and neckline:
sleeves and neckline secured but unfinished:
after some pressing and finishing the edges with a topstitch, the end product looks like this:
bottom part of the dress before attaching it:
and a close up to the asymmetry (yep, that does need some ironing!):
happy to have this one done, and quite pleased that it’s a wearable frock which i may have to repeat again in the future. quick and easy!