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Cotton Labyrinth Shirt Dress

AMH FrontAfter making my flannel buffalo plaid shirt dress this past winter, I wanted to make another one that I could wear throughout the year when the weather is nicer. I initially purchased a few yards of chambray from a local shop, but I couldn’t resist using this Anna Maria Horner Labyrinth fabric from her Fibs and Fables collection. I
AMH Back
I included pockets and kept it simple with a mandarin collar like the other version, but I forgot I wanted to sew a pleat in the back for a different look. I used the same fabric for the interior yoke and pockets because I didn’t have anything that coordinated really well in my stash. I took a quick poll on my instagram asking which buttons to use, and these darker ones won unanimously. AMH ButtonsAMH collar
I omitted sewing a button on the mandarin collar since I never plan on wearing it buttoned to the very top. The one thing I do regret is not purchasing more of this fabric in order to pattern match the two front pieces. I’ll still wear it because it’s so comfortable, and I think most people won’t even notice it’s not ideal. AMH front poseAMH side pose folded sleeveHave you made a shirt dress? Is there a tried and true pattern you love that you can recommend? I am hoping to make a sleeveless shirt dress to wear when the temps are consistently over 100° F in the next few weeks.

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