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13 dresses and 4 skirts


Homemade dress and cardigan

My latest shift dress and home knitted cardigan

For Christmas 2008 my husband (then boyfriend) gave me two lengths of Liberty fabric and told me I was going to make myself a couple of dresses. Since then, I’ve made 13 dresses and four skirts, for myself alone:

  • 2 wrap dresses
  • 6 shift dresses
  • 1 maxi dress
  • 3 empire line dresses
  • 1 waisted dress with pockets
  • 2 high waisted skirts
  • 2 a-line skirts

My skills have definitely improved since my first wrap dress. And the latest shift dress (left) is my best yet.

Here’s each dress and skirt in order, starting with my first ever (with one skirt missing along the way).

3 thoughts on “13 dresses and 4 skirts

  1. You have made some wonderful dresses! I love all the African prints, though Shift 2 is my absolute favourite. Where do you get your african wax print fabrics, if you don’t mind me asking?

    • That’s funny, as that’s my least favourite!
      I get the fabrics from Brixton market in South London. Where do you live?

      • Oh, that is funny! Horse for courses, I guess. I live in the UK but in a small town in Norfolk – we are very limited in fabric choice here – I was kind of hoping you got the fabrics online!!

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