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Yellow Gingham Shirtdress

Added Jul 25, 2011

by zsyzu

Placentia, Calif...






Pattern used for this dress was McCall’s M4769. The fabric was a steal for a $1.50/yard at the trusty Wal-Mart.

The collar was something I ran in to a problem with. I had to undo the whole thing but it was not a difficult fix. Other than that the pattern was really easy to follow.

It looks similar to my other project Yellow Makes Me Happy Dress but I actually love this one because it’s a little less full around the hips and the color is a bit more muted. I’ve been wanting to make a shirt dress for the longest time. I think this one turned out okay.

Material Notes

2 yards of gingham, thread, 6 5/8" buttons, 1 yard of interfacing, and 1 yard of white cotton for lining.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Other, Romantic
Cotton, Other

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    Aug 10, 2011, 05.10 AMby stephaniehotz

    Perfect! I wish I could sew like this. I love yellow, gingham and shirt dresses so this is great. Good job, I would definitely buy this if I saw it in a store.

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      Aug 10, 2011, 01.01 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you very much! Try this pattern. It was easy to follow.

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    Jul 29, 2011, 08.21 AMby keren

    so pretty! looks great. Love the color.

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      Jul 29, 2011, 01.26 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you!

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    Jul 25, 2011, 09.35 PMby vasgarcia

    This is fabulous! Nice work. :)

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      Jul 26, 2011, 01.15 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you!

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    Jul 25, 2011, 09.13 PMby bjr99

    Beautiful dress! Gotta love those $1.50 fabrics. I agree with gentlegemdesignes, I wish our walmart would bring back the fabric. They had some really great things at good prices. We also lost our Joann’s!

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      Jul 25, 2011, 09.34 PMby vasgarcia

      What on earth do you do? No Walmart Fabric or Joann’s?!? That’s horrid!

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      Jul 26, 2011, 01.15 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you! No Joann’s?! The horror.

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    Jul 25, 2011, 07.33 PMby sarahuk4

    love it, I want to make some shirt dresses too, one like this and i want a full skirted one too.

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      Jul 26, 2011, 01.14 PMby zsyzu

      Try this pattern. It’s very easy. Thank you!

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    Jul 25, 2011, 05.57 PMby gentlegemdesignes

    Beautiful dress! I wish the walmarts near me would bring back the fabric selection.

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      Jul 26, 2011, 01.13 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you! Actually, I’m hoping this Walmart we go to keeps their fabric section because it’s only one of two that has one left. I will cry when it’s gone.

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    Jul 25, 2011, 05.49 PMby Irina Schwab

    Gorgeous colour, gorgeous dress, and what a successful project!

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      Jul 26, 2011, 01.12 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you!

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    Jul 25, 2011, 03.37 PMby Victoriaplumx

    Love the colour- it’s a beautiful dress :-)

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      Jul 26, 2011, 01.12 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you!

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