Style Sunday: Graphic Print Shift Dress

Style Sunday: Graphic Print Shift Dress

Style Sunday: Graphic Print Shift Dress

August 10, 2014 | Style | 2 Comments

The shift dress is a wardrobe classic – I love to see that it is making another appearance on the high street and this time it is making the most of bold graphic prints to really make the most of the simple elegant shaping.

Style Sunday Graphic print Shift 2I can’t get enough of this Kaleidoscope Shift dress £148 from Anthropologie  – but, you know that the shaping of the shift dress is one of the easiest designs to master, even for novice dressmakers, right? So, I see this as the perfect opportunity to hone those frock making skills and to get on this graphic print style wagon and right it all the way to fashionista town! Check out this Style Sunday Graphic Print Shift Dress Moodboard…

Style Sunday Graphic PrintsThe Pattern
McCalls 6465, sizes 8 -24, £8.25, SewDirect
This loose fitting, pullover dress features bust darting for shaping – select design B (omitting the contrast colour block panel on the lower hemline) to re-create this stunning shift dress. 

 The Fabrics
1 Purple Geometric Print, £6.50 per metre, CroftMill
 Royal & Lime Zig Zag, £7.50 per metre, DittoFabrics
 Blue Shard Print, £14.50 per meter,
4 Keysasri Monochrome, £18.95 per metre, MyFabrics

I have to confess, it has been a while since I stitched myself something lovely to wear – and this shift is surely on the top of my Must Make List!

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    August 10, 2014

    That Anthropologie print is gorgeous, but yikes at the price! Will certainly check out that McCall’s pattern, I hadn’t thought of making a shift dress before but I do love the style of them 🙂

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    August 10, 2014

    can’t go wrong with a great shift dress, and I love bright graphics!

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