1940’s Inspired Gray Chambray Shirtdress

Hi friends! I wanted to share this project today that I made over a year ago. It’s a shirt dress I made as a project in a sewing class I took at my local community college. I based it on this 1940’s dress pattern in my collection, though I didn’t use the actual pattern:

As you can see, the envelope is in pretty rough shape! I fell in love with the cute diamond-shaped pocket detail.

The fabric is a gray cotton chambray. I also did some topstitching in yellow! For more pictures and info, check out my post here on my blog, Mint Green Sewing Machine.

       Happy Wednesday!



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8 comments… add one

  • Oh my goodness! That is so cute on you, and you look fantastic! Nice.

  • Love it!

    Awesome shoes, too!

  • Loving the shoes! And the dress 🙂 That fabric has a really nice hue to it, I am sure it looks even better in person, with the contrasting stitching and all the nice details. The sleeves are to die for!

    I need this pattern now….. 😀

  • Perfect day dress

  • So lovely! I love the chambray!

  • Thanks everybody!

  • What a great dress!
    I often make vintage inspired dresses by drafting a shape which I know works for me and adding the details I loved in a vintage design. It’s a great way to make the dress fit and suit you and it worked so well here.

  • Great dress! Love it!


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