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Chambray 40's-Style Shirtdress

Added Jul 25, 2012

by melissaormonde

Arroyo Grande, C...






This is a dress I made as a project for my Apparel Construction class earlier this year. I was inspired by a dress on 1940’s sewing pattern with diamond-shaped pocket flaps and I wanted to re-create it. I used a heavily modified Simplicity 2365. It is made from a gray cotton chambray, with yellow top stitching and black vintage buttons. You can read my post about this project on my blog, Scavenger Hunt: http://scavengerhunttheblog.blogspot.com/

Material Notes

Cotton Chambray




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Vintage
Cotton, Shirting

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    Aug 8, 2012, 04.50 PMby hlm0401

    Perfect casual shirtdress!

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    Aug 2, 2012, 01.34 AMby ink

    Your dress is lovely, agree with all those above, the dress is super flattering, can dress it up, wear it to work. Really wonderful! My favourite in so long!

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    Jul 31, 2012, 04.16 PMby sewknitting

    I love it! Looks great on you, pretty fabric!

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    Jul 30, 2012, 03.54 PMby jacquipardue

    very lovely dress!! well done.

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    Jul 30, 2012, 01.03 PMby natfraga

    So beautiful!

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    Jul 29, 2012, 07.00 PMby corduroycoat

    Classic and casual with lots of great details, and it’s super flattering on you! Love it!

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    Jul 29, 2012, 05.39 PMby wildcatspow

    How cute! I love the topstitching detail! Great job, girl!

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    Jul 29, 2012, 05.39 PMby wildcatspow

    How cute! I love the topstitching detail! Great job, girl!

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    Jul 29, 2012, 10.04 AMby kess

    I love this! very flattering! I should get myself some chambray. This is making me jealous!

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    Jul 29, 2012, 08.26 AMby Mary Athey

    fab dress and its lovely on you xx

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