Alder is a loosely fitted sleeveless shirt dress with two options. View A falls into an A-Line at the waist and features a curved hem, bust darts and two breast pockets. View B features the same bodice as View A but with a gathered skirt at the sides and back of the garment resulting in an incredibly flattering and fun silhouette. The Alder Shirtdress is a perfect breezy option to keep cool while looking great all spring and summer long or throw on a cardigan or blazer and you’re all set for fall and winter!
Techniques involved include sewing a straight seam, bust darts, bias faced armholes, attaching a shirt collar, gathering, buttons and buttonholes. Pattern is nested to facilitate cutting between sizes if needed.
Lauren is wearing a size 8 Alder
Fabric and Notions
Suggested Fabrics: Light to medium weight fabrics ranging from silk charmeuse, crepe de chine, cotton shirting, poplin, chambray, sateen, lightweight to midweight denim, linen, linen blends, and flannel. Extra fabric may be needed to match plaids, stripes, or one-way design prints.
Notions: Thread, Fusible interfacing, (9) ⅜˝ to ½˝ buttons
Paper Pattern Details
This product is a pre-printed paper pattern. You will receive an instruction booklet and tissue pattern tucked inside a paper envelope. Pattern is printed in the USA on recycled paper with soy-based inks.
Digital Pattern Details
This pattern can also be purchased as a digital download. You will receive an email containing a unique URL to download your pattern directly after your purchase is complete. This pattern will be delivered to you via email. This pattern includes the following files:
Digital Instruction Booklet: 18 pages
Print at Home Pattern: 51 pages
US Copy Shop Pattern: 1 page
AO Copy Shop Pattern: 3 pages
Printing Instructions: 2 pages
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