1940s | 1950s

Chocolate Dot Shirtdress: Advance 5937

June 9, 2010

I’m thrilled to share my first project on Sew Retro! I just finished Advance 5937, a simple notch-collar shirtdress in a lovely chocolate dot cotton-rayon blend. There’s no date on the pattern but judging by the style (and pattern price) I’d say it’s from the late 40’s – early 50’s.

Here’s the original pattern photo:

And here’s my finished dress:

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UPDATED: the link should work now. Thanks lsaspacey for letting me know!!

  1. I LOVE it! I used to have this inexplicable dislike of polka dots, but lately I've grown to love them. This looks beautiful.

  2. god help me, love polka dots. this is the type and style of vintagey dress i love to wear. great job! you look adorable and your sandals pair well with your pretty dress.

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