The Ultimate Silhouette

Hello Sewcialists,

I believe the shift dress is the ultimate silhouette for any woman of any size. The simple shape gives a classy and a sophisticated look and gives a world of possibilities to sewers to manipulate and decorate it in countless ways.

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Jean Shrimpton & Jacqueline Kennedy in the 70’s flaunting their Shift Dresses

A shift dress has become a wardrobe staple of the modern woman and I can see many versions coming up in my closet in the near future. I love how you can use various prints and embellishments and make those simple lines of a shift a distinguished masterpiece!

Here are the two shift dresses I made recently…

First one was done for a friend using a blue linen fabric. I used a Royal blue velvet strip to create a color block 60’s effect and it came out very well.


The second dress was also done from an Ivory linen with the same Velvelt border. I made it in a sailor theme and I super like how it turned out. I eliminated the sleeves and the back slit and it looked perfect when I tried it on.

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The pattern – New Look patterns 6145

The fabric – Linen + velvet border

Sewing Time – 6-8 hours per dress 

Hope you all like it. Till next time…

Love, Ludeé


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