No. 124 - The Sally Shirtdress by Serendipity StudioBelow is my version of this wonderful pattern. I first found the material on-line at Pink Chalk Fabrics. Although I have never been to the shop, the next time I am in the Seattle area, I plan on visiting. It looks like a wonderful shop on Bainbridge Island. Anyways, my husband bought me a gift certificate and I knew when I saw this fabric, it would be perfect for the shirtdress.
The pattern is fairly straight forward. It has a front, back, sleeve and collar. The bottom trim on the sleeves and hem can either be ruffled or a flat piece of fabric. I opted for a little ruffle in some red and white polka dot coordinating fabric I found at a local quilt shop.
|Close up of buttons and belt|
Before returning them, I did a size comparison on the new ones to the old ones and discovered that the prongs on the new ones were much shorter and not as sharp as my older ones - hence the problem. There wasn't enough "teeth" to grab and hold the fabric. I e-mailed Dritz about the problem but never heard a reply from them. Keep that in mind if you purchase some new button covering kits. One thing I didn't try was interfacing the piece of fabric - that might have made a difference, but I doubt it. Now when I'm looking at yard sales, I will buy as many old versions of the button covering kits that I can find!
|Another view of the front|
|Close up of hem|
I feel like June Cleaver in this dress! Especially with the pearl necklace and earrings!
I hope you will give this pattern a try. I'm sure I will be making another version soon!