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.