Transitional Long Shelby Dress

I decided to sew up a long version of the Shelby dress to layer in fall / winter and still get to wear in spring / summer. Most of the Shelbys in my closet are the short versions so I figured it was about time to give it a go.

For the fabric, I wanted something very 90s. I finally settled on this rayon crepe with a dark background and ditsy print. I love that it has that Laura Ashley vibe that I remember my mom wearing years ago. I bought it from Cloth Story Fabrics and it's beautiful. Rayon crepe is one of my favorite fabrics to sew with. It has such a nice drape and weight to it.

I like styling this dress with my Doc Martens and leather jacket for now. This is how I wore it for a stay-at-home date with my husband. It was nice to get dressed up even though it's not necessary these days due to Covid. I always feel better though when I put on real clothes.

I am excited to style this again come spring. I am thinking I will keep it simple with sandals. Pretty sure this will get a lot of wear year round.