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Buy the Alder Shirtdress sewing pattern from Grainline Studio. Alder is a loosely fitted sleeveless shirt dress with two options. View A falls into an A-line at the waist and features a curved hem, bust darts and two breast pockets. View B features the same bodice as View A but with a gathered skirt at the sides and back of the garment resulting in an incredibly flattering and fun silhouette. The Alder Shirtdress is a perfect breezy option to keep cool while looking great in the spring and summer, or throw on a cardigan or blazer and you’re all set for fall and winter!
This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following format:
– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)
What we think: This is a great summer dress pattern that also looks good over jeans. For those of you who want a helping hand with this pattern, check out the sew-along.
Suggested fabrics: Light to medium weight fabrics, such as silk charmeuse, crepe de chine, cotton shirting, poplin, chambray, sateen, lightweight to midweight denim, linen, linen blends, and flannel. Extra fabric may be needed to match plaids, stripes, or one-way design prints.
View A: 45″ (114 cm) wide fabric: 2 1/4 – 2 3/4 yards (2.1 – 2.5 m) // 54″ (137 cm) wide fabric: 2 – 2 1/4 yards (1.8 – 2.1 m)
View B: 45″ (114 cm) wide fabric: 2 3/4 – 3 1/4 yards (2.5 – 3 m) // 54″ (137 cm) wide fabric: 2 1/4 – 2 1/2 yards (2.1 – 2.3 m)
Sizing: US 0 – 18 (approx. UK 8 – 18). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.
Notions: Thread; fusible interfacing; nine 3/8″-1/2″ buttons.
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Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Denim / Corduroy, Linen, Silk / Satin / Sateen