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Blue Chambray 40s Shirtwaist Dress

Apr 02, 2013
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I made this dress for the Sew for Victory sew along challenge, hosted by Rochelle from Lucky Lucille.

I used a vintage pattern from the 1940s, Simplicity 4036. I had to make a lot of alterations to the pattern (it was two sizes too big and I always have a lot of fit issues anyway), but I’d say it was worth it.

The fabric is a vintage chambray that I picked up at a thrift store a while back for about $2. I made the buttons and the belt, using material I had left over from a previous reconstruction. It has little red cherries with navy and light blue stems and leaves.

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  1. user-2550261 May 27th

    Beautiful work. Love the dress.

  2. User avater PinkerPaws April 5th

    Sew cute! I love the style and the fabrics are perfect for it. Wonderful work!

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