Tuesday, October 8, 2019

A Novelty Shirtwaist Dress

I actually managed to wear this dress before the calendar date made wearing a predominately white cotton dress just too out of season!

I don't necessarily subscribe to the "rules" of fashion, no white after Labor Day and all of that, but this is definitely a summer dress in my book.

There certainly are a massive number of shirt dress patterns out there, and I can say without reservation that this is a good one.

There were no real surprises in the construction; everything was very straightforward.  This is also one of those "Custom Fit" patterns that include multi-cup sizes, so if you wish to avoid small or full bust adjustments, this might just be the right shirt dress pattern for you.

And as I mentioned in my post about the construction of this garment, the only real thing to complain about is the amount of yardage required by the pattern.  But who doesn't want to wear a really full skirt, right?  And that is the price we have to pay.

All told, this was a very pleasant project.

And now it's on to sewing more seasonally appropriate garments.  Although I can't promise that there won't be one or two more summery garments that get posted to this blog.  I really am trying to catch up, but as I continue to spend time sewing, that may never happen!

Dress:  Made by me, Vogue 9345
Shoes:  Royal Vintage "Ginger"


  1. Beautiful new backdrop. The shoes added a kicky element to the dress (which is yet another frock you rock).

    As for seeing more summer garments, no complaints...but do not think for one iota that I have forgotten about the photo shoot with the snood, Miss Laura Mae!

  2. Very pretty dress and really like your shoes!