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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!



About the author: I’m a vintage-loving girl from California with an obsession with sewing, blogging, crafting, and thrifting!

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  • Rory September 11, 2013, 8:09 am

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

  • LittleBlackCar September 11, 2013, 8:43 am

    Love it!

    Awesome shoes, too!

  • Siri Andersen September 11, 2013, 10:26 am

    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….. 😀

  • mariebayarea September 11, 2013, 10:48 am

    Perfect day dress

  • tanya maile September 11, 2013, 1:00 pm

    So lovely! I love the chambray!

  • MelissaO September 11, 2013, 7:54 pm

    Thanks everybody!

  • Lauriana September 14, 2013, 3:11 am

    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.

  • Stephanie September 15, 2013, 7:05 am

    Great dress! Love it!

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