For the girl-who-doesn't-wear-dresses, I thought I'd flip through my Ottobre magazines to find some dressy item she might approve of for Easter. I don't really care if she never wants to wear a dress, but this shirtdress seemed like it might pass muster.
She pre-approved the pattern and chose the fabric, and - yay! - even likes the end product.
I don't love the somewhat boring fabric choice - a lightweight stretch shirting - but I do love all the details on the dress.
The front closes with an invisible zip. Which is grey. Because that's how I roll! Hey, except for the pull, it's invisible.
The dress is "Helmi Shirtdress" from Ottobre 4-2008-35.
And blue item number 2 is a plaid shirt, made from Ottobre's 6-2011-28 ("Blue Poplin Shirt"). It's shown as a boys' shirt in the magazine.
Both the front and back have princess seams and there is a back yoke. The shirt almost looks curvy in the back.
I'm glad she loves this shirt and has plenty of growing room, because this was one of those well-loved fabrics intended for a me-shirt.