1940s shirt dress revisited

Added Jul 14, 2012

by janene

London, United K...

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Description

This is the 2nd time I’ve used this pattern: Vintage Butterick 2638. It is such a comfortable dress to wear and I love the midriff section. Not too painful to put together but it did seem to take me longer this time for some reason. I have no idea what the fabric is. I do know it is 100% natural and very soft. A friend of mine was getting rid of a bag of fabric and I almost took her arm off when she offered it to me!

I’m so happy to have found a home for those little ‘target’ buttons too!

More details and photos over at ooobop!

Material Notes

ribbed cotton?

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

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Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Sep 23, 2012, 02.44 PMby Lauren Ha

    Lovely… just adore it!!!!

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    Jul 19, 2012, 01.19 AMby sewrusty

    Absolutely stunning!

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      Jul 19, 2012, 04.07 PMby janene

      Thank you :-)

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    Jul 17, 2012, 08.33 PMby kathryn parry

    I love the buttons! The dress is fab as well :)

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      Jul 19, 2012, 04.07 PMby janene

      Thanks Kathryn. It’s not unusual for me to design a dress around the buttons! :-)

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    Jul 17, 2012, 09.38 AMby loulourosa

    The dress looks lovely, and again red is such a good colour for you. What a chance your friend gave it to you! With these 3/4 sleeves its a perfect dress for this rainy summer, at least the bright colour brings in a little sunshine. (I should get myself a pair of fun wellies too instead of the boring green ones)

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      Jul 17, 2012, 06.01 PMby janene

      Thank you Loulourosa. This is the first pair of wellies I’ve had since I was a child! Don’t quite know how I’ve managed without them! :-)

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    Jul 16, 2012, 06.35 PMby libra-s

    This dress is very stylish!! And hot!!!

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      Jul 17, 2012, 06.00 PMby janene

      Why thank you Libra-s! :-)

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    Jul 16, 2012, 01.52 AMby wildcatspow

    Wow, really pretty! I love this!

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      Jul 17, 2012, 06.00 PMby janene

      Thank you :-)

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    Jul 15, 2012, 02.51 PMby jenny walker

    very beautiful! you are so talented and i love your blog

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      Jul 15, 2012, 09.16 PMby janene

      Thanks so much, Jenny :-)

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    Jul 14, 2012, 10.53 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Looks fab! You rock wellies! :D

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      Jul 15, 2012, 09.15 PMby janene

      Thanks Anne. I rather dig them myself! I can’t remember the last time I wore a pair but they appear to be essential attire at the mo! ;-)

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    Jul 14, 2012, 08.16 PMby Glenville Hughes

    Love the dress you have made and you wear it with style and grace viola

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      Jul 14, 2012, 10.02 PMby janene

      That is so sweet of you to say. If I can pull off style and grace with a brolly and some wellies… well I can do anything!! Thanks so much :-)

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    Jul 14, 2012, 06.56 PMby Kasiorist

    hello kitty :) gorgeous dress!

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      Jul 14, 2012, 06.59 PMby janene

      Thankyou :-)

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    Jul 14, 2012, 05.14 PMby leokadia

    a very elegant dress and a bit of refined!

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      Jul 14, 2012, 06.58 PMby janene

      Thanks so much leokadia :-)

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    Jul 14, 2012, 05.04 PMby SassyT

    Classy

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      Jul 14, 2012, 06.55 PMby janene

      Thanks Sassy T :-)

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    Jul 14, 2012, 02.56 PMby Mauude

    Pretty ^^

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      Jul 14, 2012, 06.54 PMby janene

      Thanks Mauude. Just been looking at your lovely dresses :-)

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    Jul 14, 2012, 02.03 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress xx

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      Jul 14, 2012, 06.47 PMby janene

      Thank you :-)

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