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Vintage Shirt Dress

Added Sep 17, 2013

by annie-s-1

Falkirk, United ...






Shirt dress with concealed button placket, soft pleated skirt, pockets and self fabric belt .

For this project I used an original vintage pattern purchased on Ebay. I had no idea of fit as it was an US sized pattern. However I was really lucky and the dress came up a perfect fit, with a little extra allowance at the waist only. Ladies had such tiny waists in those days.

I have a box of vintage buckles and buttons inherited from my Gran and the little vintage plastic buckle was a perfect shade of blue for the self fabric belt. I went all out with the finish on this project with french seams throughout and bound seams for those where french seaming was not possible.

Material Notes

French navy cotton poplin from Ditto Fabrics in
Brighton, lined with royal blue habutai silk from Ebay.




Garment Type

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    Sep 18, 2013, 05.29 AMby bethmaryharley

    Very pretty dress! This is such a classic design and it looks great on you!

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    Sep 17, 2013, 09.47 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress, its as pretty inside as out and i do love your vintage pattern x

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    Sep 17, 2013, 08.59 PMby Phronimos

    So stylish, love the pairing of fabric and pattern!

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      Sep 17, 2013, 09.24 PMby annie-s-1

      Thank you so much!

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