I have revisited the Shift Dress sewing pattern in the book Skirts & Dresses for First Time Sewers by Christine Haynes. This time I made it in a magnificent monochrome black/white circle print viscose/rayon with French seams. Very 1960s, don’t you think? And it also colour co-ordinates with my tuxedo cat, Carla!
I adopted Carla in October 2015 and we are now very good friends. Carla is great company and sometimes sits next to me on the window sill when I am sewing!
This was the easiest and quickest dress that I have ever made! There are no darts, zips or buttonholes. Christine says “This dress is a very simple front and back with gathered cuffs and an easy dress to toss on and look and feel pulled together”. I agree.