Wednesday, March 19, 2014

What I Wore Wednesday

I loved this reproduction 1960s shirt dress pattern, and bought some cute bird and leaf fabric along with some royal blue for a contrasting collar. (Butterick 5747)

I thought some matching buttons would be cute. :)  They're so easy to make. 

The dress was too small to start with but after letting out the seams it fits OK.  Not awesome, but OK.  I'm really happy I went with a contrasting colour.  I ditched the dickey (he he) cos that made the neckline too high and I already liked the shape of the neckline with the collar, so I bought a cheap singlet top to wear underneath which only shows a little. I wish the skirt wasn't so deceptively full in the drawing - otherwise I would have made it much fuller!  I didn't realise until it was too late.

 Dress - Made by me
Singlet - Kmart
Necklace - Diva
Crocket Bracelet -  Made by me
Shoes - Yes Style

I just googled my pattern number and found some gorgeous dresses made from this pattern.
Love this red and white one.
The close ups in this apple fabric are gorgeous.


Anonymous said...

This dress is beautiful. Yes I hate it when the drawing on the pattern isn't quite up to realistic. You did an awesome job with the buttons. I love that you have chosen "vintage", you know where you are going. I have sewn all this week just to "get back into it" and soon hope to dive into my pile of old winter fabrics..... love AAJ

Julia Bobbin said...

It looks amazing! I think the fit is perfect and the height of the neckline without the dickey is perfect.

Love the fabric you chose and the buttons are a perfect touch! Well done!

Lea said...

You are so cute!

Mardi said...

Gosh I love your style.... and you sew yourself the most amazing dersses... just adorable.
Mardi xx