The Avid Makers: Maria’s Shift Dress

This is a very easy dress style to love and reinvent.

The Avid Seamstress

You could say I’ve been a secret Avid Maker since 2018. I have had The Shift Dress for three years, and it has seen me though day to day life and various events and occasions; worn and enjoyed time and time again. This post shows you how versatile The Shift Dress is.

The red vintage style dress is my very first version of The Shift Dress, sewn in 2018.

My first adjustment to the pattern was a forward shoulder adjustment. I then shortened the bust point and shortened the skirt, an alteration I always make because of my height.

The dress description states ‘the Shift Dress creates an elegant silhouette that’s modern, sophisticated and versatile.’ It was this description and the line drawing that made me want to make this dress. How can you not want to try a dress that has such a great back neckline?!

When I wore…

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