1940′s Inspired Gray Chambray Shirtdress

by MelissaO

in 1940s,Dresses,Vintage Sewing

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, Scavenger Hunt.

       Happy Wednesday!

                    -Melissa

 

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Rory September 11, 2013 at 8:09 am

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

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LittleBlackCar September 11, 2013 at 8:43 am

Love it!

Awesome shoes, too!

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Siri Andersen September 11, 2013 at 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….. :D

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mariebayarea September 11, 2013 at 10:48 am

Perfect day dress

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tanya maile September 11, 2013 at 1:00 pm

So lovely! I love the chambray!

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MelissaO September 11, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Thanks everybody!

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Lauriana September 14, 2013 at 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.

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Stephanie September 15, 2013 at 7:05 am

Great dress! Love it!

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