!942 Little Girls Dress from a men’s shirt

by sew country chick on February 18, 2013 · 6 comments

in 1940s,Vintage Sewing





I love sewing with children’s vintage patterns.So many modern patterns for children are sort of sack like and shapeless.

I love how the styles from the forties are fitted and stylish, while being practical at the same time!

This little dress was made from a thrifted men’s shirt and my 1942 Simplicity pattern in the spirit of 40′s frugality.

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Lolita February 18, 2013 at 11:57 am

I about died from this! Talk about mend and make do! Bravo!


Mkonieczki February 18, 2013 at 12:38 pm

I am so jealous! I want that dress and/or a little girl to dress up in one similar! Great work! This is fab!


Anonymous February 18, 2013 at 2:24 pm

What an absolutely lovely dress – LOVE the contrast of the red and blue….. make me an adult-sized one?! :D



Katherine February 18, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Good grief that is adorable!


Jayne February 19, 2013 at 3:59 am

Cute as a button.
Love the fact that you’ve been able repurpose the shirt & reuse the pattern.
It look way better as a dress than it did as a shirt.


LittleBlackCar February 21, 2013 at 10:30 am

This was half of a set of “mother/daughter” patterns. The “mother” dress is Simplicity 4102.


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