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Blue Chambray 40s Shirtwaist Dress

Added Apr 1, 2013

by aur0ra

Nashville , Tenn...






I made this dress for the Sew for Victory sew along challenge, hosted by Rochelle from Lucky Lucille.

I used a vintage pattern from the 1940s, Simplicity 4036. I had to make a lot of alterations to the pattern (it was two sizes too big and I always have a lot of fit issues anyway), but I’d say it was worth it.

The fabric is a vintage chambray that I picked up at a thrift store a while back for about $2. I made the buttons and the belt, using material I had left over from a previous reconstruction. It has little red cherries with navy and light blue stems and leaves.

Read more about it here.


Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Classic, Vintage

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    Apr 8, 2013, 09.17 PMby claudinka

    Soooooo nice!

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    Apr 2, 2013, 02.47 PMby aur0ra

    Thank you all, so much! I’m quite happy with it. :)

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    Apr 1, 2013, 11.19 PMby littleash

    Your dress is adorable! I particularly love the matching buttons and belt. Great job.

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    Apr 1, 2013, 09.37 PMby Ruth Meiland

    Love youre dress Great Job!

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    Apr 1, 2013, 08.54 PMby Käsekosmonautin

    Very cute!

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    Apr 1, 2013, 07.20 PMby pampula

    Lovely dress, it looks great in chambray!

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    Apr 1, 2013, 06.53 PMby Sara Álvarez

    This is too cute. Nice job!

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