My Cecilie Bahnsen-inspired dress is loosely based on the Alberte shirt, but mine’s a bit longer so that it can be worn as a dress. I also opted for a plain, circle neckline instead of the ruffle collar. I kept everything else similar – the ties on the cuffs and back closure, and the pleats on the sleeves and lower dress part. I started by using McCall’s shirt pattern M7721, view D, but made lots of changes along the way. Scroll down to see some of the photos taken at different stages of the making process!
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