Tropical Parrots Shirt-Dress

Softly Hanging Reversible Shirtdress

A viscose dress (parrots) and a viscose blouse (cream print) with viscose blouse (lining) were used in the making; chosen for 'tropical' theme and colour balance Olive Green - Black - Pink.  Front covered buttons. Very loose baggy fit as under blouse-lining was Plus Size XXL: suggest best suitable 40 - 44 inch/112mm bust.  Front length 32 inches/81mm.


Fabrics were chosen for tropical theme matching olive green and black dress with parrots.

A blouse with passion flowers and black butterflies gives contrast with linking colours; only enough for front pieces, collar, sleeves and hem frill.

The black blouse as base lining was an obvious choice with the scarlet poppy print blending well with the patches and provides the front shirt buttoning strips.  Viscose shirts work very well as linings.

When a specific colour-way is in mind, its easier to spot a good coordinate when hunting through the thrift stores.


Black and red coordinated lining can also be worn reversed.  Collar lapels change to red view.  Butterfly print with leaves (same as front patches) makes an interesting focal point.

Shirtdress reversible

Tropical Parrots Shirtdress MAKING procedure details

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