I was looking for an easy, short dress tutorial when I came across this article on the history of the shift dress. Introduced in the 1920s, the shift dress is a simple, short dress that hangs freely on the body. I assumed that the name was derived from its looseness but the “shift’ also represents a cultural change from the restrictive clothing and corseted styles that emphasized the female form to more free-flowing, comfortable dresses.
Hi everyone. Just like that it’s already a week since my last post showing off my gorgeous wide-leg trousers. Where does the time go?! I thought long and hard about what I wanted to make this week. Something simple (of course) but elegant. As fun as sewing is, I still have to balance it with my day job so I settle for the quick projects that I can finish on weekends. Obviously I will tackle the hard stuff much later as my skills grow.