Alder Shirtdress

A review of Alder Shirtdress

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Reviewed by Jackie on 29th July, 2019

I enjoyed making this up. The instructions are very clear and the grainline web site is a great resource with further information on how to make Grainline patterns up.
I made this much longer than is given in the pattern. I traced all the pattern parts out on to dot and cross paper and increased the length of the necessary pieces. I am a 37 inch bust C/D cup I made their size10, 37 inch bust . It was a snug fit and if I made it again would cut between the 10/12 size. The arm holes are also a snug fit after wearing it all day, there can be a slight red mark on the front of my arm due to a very slight pulling there. Next time I will remove a 1/8 inch at the front armhole. I have very square shoulders and the pattern fitted me with little of the normal alterations I normally have to do.