Review: Vogue 8903 | The Silk Shirt Dress!

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Lately, it's been feeling like monsoon season.  Hence the lack of blog posts.  But the great thing about rainy days is that I get to spend guilt-free days indoors sewing.  
This is another fabric-lead project:  meaning that the fabric inspired the look.  I'd been wanting a shirt dress for the season and this gorgeous fuchsia geometric print Thakoon silk crepe de chine from Mood Fabrics was a great choice.
The pattern is Vogue 8903.  I used view F.  I modified the hem by contouring it and creating an asymmetrical hemline.  This was my only pattern alteration.
Sidenote:  if you're making a shirt or shirt dress, you should really check out Pam Howard's class on Craftsy.com.  Great insight and fabulous tips!
If you've ever made a shirt, this dress would be a no-brainer.  Especially this version:  no collar and no sleeves to set equals easy!
And instead of trying to work out a lining, I just went with a slip.

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38 comments

  1. This is so pretty. Perfect for casual friday & hh after work!!

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  2. Very pretty, nice hem detail.

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  3. Beautiful dress!

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  4. Beautiful dress--fushia looks good on you. I love the hemline.

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  5. Looks nice and comfy indeed...love the fabric choice!

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  6. Looks great! Your fabric is perfect for this style.

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  7. Love what you did with this and the fabric is perfect! I saw this dress and the envelope made me mad. Not Another dress with boob pockets and not style. Thanks for prooving me wrong and reminding me to be innovative. Maybe I need a long sew-cation to revamp my creativity. :-)

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    1. Thanks Carol! Sometimes you have to look at a pattern as a "block" and just do your own thing with it.

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  8. Beautiful and stylish summer dress. Great job!

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  9. Lovely dress Erica! Perfect for summer!

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  10. Gorgeous dress, AMAZING fabric, and I love how you've styled it. Nailed it!

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  11. Wow, simple and stunning. I love the fabric and the hemline change is perfection. What a great summer outfit.

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  12. Beautiful! I bought some of this fabric when I visited NYC, just enough for a top. Love your dress.

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  13. That is seriously the most stylish Summer casual I've ever seen! I hesitate to call it casual. Beautiful!

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  14. This is so beautiful!! I love how you used the fabric. It completely changes the look from the pattern envelope!

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  15. I love what you did with this fabric, this dress looks great on you.

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  16. love everything!

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  17. Beautiful dress!

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  18. Wow, wow, wow. This is stunning! I have been looking for a shirt dress everywhere and its just ridiculously priced.
    I am going to make myself one, I am so inspired. Keep up the good work

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