So I have really wanted to make myself a military type shirt dress, why? I dont know cuz I felt like it maybe…LOL
I knew that fit would be most important so instead of using a commercial pattern and spending all that time fitting it I decided instead to drape my pattern and avoid all the extra time, besides it is just a basic bodice and skirt so off I went. I also wanted to do a self covered belt to match and since I had never attempted this before (making a real actual belt that is) I thought I was in for a long weekend but it actually came together pretty easily.
*Disclaimer for belt* I took pics of my process (most of it anyway) and I will give you a semi tutorial but I will say that I had never made a belt before and I it was far from perfect but I think if I keep trying this I could actually perfect it. It worked for now.
I will start with pics of my dress:
I wanted a simple bodice with two small front pockets, a fitted skirt and I used the placket method I had done previously from a commercial pattern (cant remember what it was though)
I wanted my sleeves to have a tab and fold up. I initially added pockets to the skirt but I did not like them so I took them off:
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DIY Belt in next post