1940s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

1940’s Inspired Gray Chambray Shirtdress

September 11, 2013

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!



  1. 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….. 😀

  2. 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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