McCalls 9635, a shirtdress with a difference!

I call it the shirt dress with a difference, because, well, its a little bit different!

Here’s the original from 1953:

And here’s my slightly modified version:

My version uses a stretch cotton sateen to get a nice fit – and a self drafted circle skirt. I have a strong feeling the pleated wiggle skirt in the original wouldn’t be flattering on anyone with a tummy!

The pattern is so easy, and the dress fits wonderfully. I’m definitely going to make another version! As always, the full story on my blog

• Meet the Author • Bex

A vintage obsessed, rockabilly femme living in Sydney, Australia. I hoard vintage knitting and sewing patterns, and shoes. So many shoes. My favourite era is the late 1930s- early 1940s.

9 comments… add one

  • I had to share your blog recently with my mother. She’s a big fan of your wardrobe, and we both agree that you really know how to dress your body/shape very well. You always look so cute! I love the polka dot details on this dress. Such a simple but fun touch!

  • It looks adorable!! You did a fantastic job! It suits you really well 🙂

  • Gorgeous dress! And gorgeous cat in the background!

  • Fantastic dress and outfit:) and you have very nice cat!

  • I love your dress. The polka dot collar and sleeve detail are very charming.

  • So cute! I love the polka dot collar!

  • As Evie said, you always look put together and well dressed for your body type. I love the contrasting collar and cuffs on this dress, especially since they’re polka dots!

  • Very sweet! The polka dot details are really making the dress stand out. This looks like a great staple dress and you styling is to die for.


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