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McCalls 9635, a shirtdress with a difference!

May 4, 2013

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

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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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