DIY Style - Denim Shift Dress

Michael Ann Made || DIY Style - Denim Shift Dress

Now that it is quite officially fall here in Portland,
I'm dreaming of boots, tights, and cozy scarves.
What better piece to show all those off than a denim shift dress!

I could see this outfit from Le Journal Sezane being my new fall uniform.
Classy and put together, yet could withstand chasing a toddler and getting covered in yogurt...
The Brigette Tunic from Toast and the Patched Shift Dress from Oasis are also great inspiration.

I feel like the key to a fantastic denim shift dress are the subtle details.
Buttons here, a contrasting binding there, interesting stitching at the hems.
The two patterns I picked are perfect for adding in your own little details.

The Laurel Dress from Colette Patterns is the perfect blank slate dress pattern.
I made a Laurel shirt this summer and am dying to see how the dress sews up.
I am also very much in love with all the Lisette Patterns.
I could see this Itinerary Dress pattern from Lisette as a great denim dress,
with the extra fun of making a contrasting fabric belt.

Looks like I'll be spending some time on and this weekend
looking for the perfect denim fabric!


  1. They're all so cute! I made a similar dress a few weeks ago and have been wearing pretty much the same outfit + a trench coat like crazy!

  2. I love your roundup. I made a cute denim dress years ago using a Built By Wendy/Simplicity pattern.

  3. I don't get this Web site. Where are the patterns for these dresses?

    1. I'm sorry if the post was unclear! In the post I give links to the two different patterns pictured in the image that you could use to make a denim dress, the Laurel dress and the Lisette dress. Hope that helps!

  4. You should try merchant and mills, great patterns
    and lovely denim


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