Lenox Shirtdress Inspiration and Fabric

May 22, 2017   /   byCarrie McGowan  / Categories :  Feeds

Hi all! Carrie here and we’re getting ready to launch into our Lenox Shirtdress sew along, so today I’m here to share some amazing shirtdress inspiration and fun fabric options! There are so many looks you can achieve with a shirtdress depending on your fabric choice and styling. Here are some looks that we love!


A graphic check, a vertical stripe, or an African wax print lend a bold, graphic feel to your shirtdress.


Tanesha, queen of the shirtdress and style icon at Cashmerette HQ, has such a beautiful array of dresses! The red with the lace trim is to die for!


Keep it simple in black and white, but you can still make your shirtdress feel vintage, romantic, or edgy!


Or go for a bold print! The classic shape of the shirtdress helps it carry whimsical prints without feeling too juvenile. Have a fun quilting cotton that you’re dying to make a garment out of? The Lenox might be just the ticket!

On that note, let’s look at some fabrics!

First up, the kits were a huge hit and most have sold out, but we’ve been able to source more chambray and Tencel, so if you were eyeing those, nab one before they sell out again!

Cashmerette Montgomery Dress

Here are some fun fabrics that we think would make a great Lenox from around the web!


Classic prints in rich color schemes are one of our favorite combinations. The plus signs are a delightful mid-weight cotton. The mustard floral is a rayon challis that has been making the rounds on Instagram like crazy lately! The feathers are a rayon twill, which is one of our favorite substrates. There’s even a few sneaky birds hidden in there!


Seersucker? Double gauze? Embroidered flamingos? Dots that remind me of that dot candy? Metallic peach floral? Why not?! Make a statement in your Lenox in one of these fun, playful fabrics.


Or go for a classic and make a wear-with-anything linen version. We love these with the wide stripes, pin stripes, or metallic for a classic with a twist!

Are you going to join us for the Lenox Sewalong? What fabrics have caught your eye? Make sure to share your makes with us on social media with #LenoxShirtdress !

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