Vintage McCall’s 2282~A Timeless Classic

by ShanniLoves on October 23, 2013 · 6 comments

in 1970s,Dresses,Vintage Sewing

To recreate a shirt dress I’ve oogled on Pinterest I used McCall’s 2282 printed in 1970.  I used a Donna Karan cotton from Mood that is super soft and comfortable to wear.   This dress is perfect for the changing temps.  In the Fall I can wear it with a chunky scarf and boots and in the Spring a statement necklace and flats.  See how I modified the pattern and check out more pics on my blog.

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PepperReed October 23, 2013 at 9:13 am

<3 This!! Such a versatile shape and color and you look Lovely. Good Job!!


Michelle October 23, 2013 at 10:30 am

I agree! This is a classic design! I love a great shirt dress, and you’ve really done a wonderful job styling this dress to make it very contemporary! Beautiful work!


F. K. October 23, 2013 at 12:26 pm

I love it, it’s super cute! I have been debating trying a button up dress but worried I’ll look like a waitress instead of just like someone wearing a cute dress. But this one doesn’t look waitressy at all! :D


Kathy Orris October 23, 2013 at 1:25 pm

So happy to see renewed interest in the ’60s and ’70s fashions! The creative ways you’ve personalized this dress and updated the look with accessories really pulls it off!


Lazy Seamstress October 24, 2013 at 12:39 am

I love shirt dresses and this one is lovely. I think you have styled it really well too, it looks fabulous on you. x


Abigail October 24, 2013 at 10:58 am

This dress is perfection! Retro cute and wearable- and I love your styling. Lovely work!


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