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Classic Shirtwaist Dress

Added Jul 26, 2012

by sunnilj9

Salt Lake City, ...






This dress was made via a Sewalong on my blog. We used Simplicity’s 1880 and made either a faux wrap or shirt dress. This is my shirt dress version made in white linen. The collar was rounded off, cuz I prefer a rounded collar sometimes and there’s a contrasting thread adorning the buttonholes. The dress has a side zipper and waist stay as the skirt section is very heavy. The skirt section is lined because of the sheerness of this white linen!
In the end, I couldn’t be happier with the way this dress turned out! It’s great for our seriously hot summer weather and I can pair it with practically any color – so easy to wear. The only thing I would change for next time is to cut the skirt on the fold with the fold running down the center front and back (there’s a seamline along there now) so that the skirt folds don’t pool to my middle.
For more info on the Sewalong you can visit my blog.

Material Notes

100% linen, bemberg lining, thread, buttons, petersham ribbon, hook and eye, zipper




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Classic
Linen, Rayon

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    Jul 27, 2012, 12.31 PMby Sharanjit

    Thats a very pretty dress, the colours look great, especially the white that can be accessorised with any other color to give it a complete different look every time

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    Jul 26, 2012, 09.48 PMby kess

    I love this! I enjoyed following your sewalong and I’m excited to see the results! the white works perfectly and looks so light and summer-y! beautiful!

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    Jul 26, 2012, 07.32 PMby Mary Athey

    very pretty dress xx

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    Jul 26, 2012, 04.21 PMby TailorFairy

    very pretty dress! love it!

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    Jul 26, 2012, 03.19 PMby Shira B

    this dress is pretty and classic! I like it very much :)

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