So following on from my last post, once the fabric was washed and the jet lag subsided, I started to look at shirtdress patterns. I narrowed it down quite quickly to two patterns that fitted my vision: Simplicity 8014 and McCalls 6885. The McCalls was the right shape and had cuffed sleeves and a terrible envelope picture. The Simplicity won out because it had a yoke, the right sleeves and buttoned all the way through.
I haven't got that many pictures of the construction. Having cut it out I did a quick baste together to assess the fit which seemed fine - I didn't change anything. At some point I managed to lose the cut pieces and the pattern piece for the sleeve tabs. It was very frustrating, but I had just enough scraps to draw out replacement pieces. I kind of guessed at the size - seemed to work out OK! Really annoyingly, I was having a tidy up the other day as my sewing space is going to occupied by a Spanish exchange student for the next week, and I found the missing pieces - bit late now, but at least I have the proper pattern piece again!!
and here worn at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Ally Pally at the beginning of October, with Charlotte from the Sewing Bee