1940s | Dresses

1940s-Style Shirt Dress

February 9, 2016

Recently, while sewing for a placement, I took a step away from my usual 50s-style makes, in search of something a little more practical as well as elegant. The solution? A 1940s-inspired shirt dress!

 
I used Simplicity 1880 for the pattern, and made it up in red cotton lawn. The only alteration I made was to add a pocket on the right hand side – because every dress needs pockets! I also added decorative stitching and self-covered buttons; I think it’s details like this that make all the difference 🙂

  
Speaking of details, I think this dress also looks great with a pair of retro back-seam stockings 😉

You can read all about this dress here on my blog!

Until next time,

Miss Maddy xx

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