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The Dorothy Shirt

Added May 13, 2011

by erica-penton

Halifax, Canada






I started this project late at night, just for fun. Luckily, it was really easy! It’s Mcalls 5318. The fit is great, but I am only 5’2, so anyone taller would probably need to add some inches to the length. You can read more, and see the story behind the name on my blog, experiments and accidents.

Material Notes

Stretch shirting material




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Preppy
Cotton, Blends, Linen, Shirting

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    May 19, 2011, 04.25 AMby NeederMoo

    I really love this! And the pictures are fantastic too!

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    May 16, 2011, 03.32 PMby erica-penton

    Thank you all!

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    May 15, 2011, 09.10 AMby Anjomo

    Love the shirt and the colors suits you really well! Those are a lot of buttonholes you had to do…

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    May 15, 2011, 04.29 AMby keerthana Sundarkumar

    wow awesome…………….

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    May 14, 2011, 06.15 AMby joost52

    This is an amazing fit. I love how many buttons you are and your fabric choice was a stroke of genius. You rock girl!

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    May 13, 2011, 09.07 PMby medmpp

    Its adorable!! I cannot wait to make one now. I love your fabric choice too!!

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    May 13, 2011, 04.10 PMby locosewer

    This is toooooo cute!!! Is this a vintage mcalls pattern?

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      May 16, 2011, 03.34 PMby erica-penton

      Nope! I believe the pattern is still in stores. The styling on the package is awful, but the shapes are great.

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    May 13, 2011, 03.22 PMby sweetiepiebakery

    agreed! the fit is wonderful. i’m going to add this pattern to my list now! :)

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    May 13, 2011, 01.47 PMby Priscilla Folley

    Yeah, the fit is absolutely perfect – that is a great project! Good choice of fabric, too!

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    May 13, 2011, 01.38 PMby robygiup

    It fits you perfectly! Great job! :)

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