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Yellow 1950's Shirt Dress

Added Jun 30, 2011

by Danielle Mac...

Brooklyn, New Yo...






I made this using a vintage pattern I bought on ebay. I’ve always wanted a black and yellow vintage dress like this and I finally found the right fabric. It was a little see-thru so the dress is fully lined. This is actually my first collar. I altered the pattern to make it curved and added piping. I’m amazed it came out ok. The skirt is very full. I tried to match the lace on the bottom the best I could without wasting too much fabric. The belt in the picture is Zac Posen for Target.

Special thanks to All Brand Sew and Vac 711 Oaklawn Ave Cranston, RI

Material Notes

I used a lovely lightweight yellow fabric I found in the discount section of Joanne’s. The lining is a cotton blend. New shiny black buttons, but an old yellow coated metal zipper.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Vintage
Cotton, Blends

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    Jul 1, 2011, 02.20 AMby Fipp

    Wow what a cute dress and a fabulous color and fabric!!! great job and a lovely dress!!

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    Jul 1, 2011, 02.11 AMby laken

    I love this!!! Everything about it is just beautiful – I would very much like one for myself one day!!

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    Jul 1, 2011, 01.34 AMby wreckingball

    So great!

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    Jul 1, 2011, 01.09 AMby Sally Kramer

    I like the pictures almost as much as the dress. Well done.

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