Polka dot Shirtdress

I made this shirtdress from a vintage pattern a couple of weeks ago and am loving it. It looks a bit like a maternity dress if I wear it unbelted, but it’s so comfortable I sort of don’t even care.

shirtdress

I’ve had this pattern (McCall’s 8944) laying around for a  few years (I think I actually got it from my husband’s aunt who used it in the 80’s!), and finally put it to use when I found this polka dot fabric at Jo-Ann’s.

shirtdress

The placket ended up being a fun challenge. I hadn’t sewn one like this in years. Here’s the front and back of one before the cuff was sewn on. (Sorry about the bad lighting – I was taking these photos after work one night when it was already dark out.)

shirt dress

shirt dress

Here’s what it looks like completed.

shirt dress

shirt dress

shirt dress

shirt dress

shirt dress

shirt dress

shirt dress

This photo below is pretty dark too, but the dress actually looks much closer to this dark navy color in real life than the outdoor photos are showing.

shirt dress

And of course, my adorable little helpers.

shirt dress

shirt dress

ModCloth is my absolute favorite place to shop for vintage-like clothing items that look expensive but are completely affordable. Below are some options for shirtdresses similar to the one that I made above!

  1. It Was All a Dream Job Dress // 2. Conference Panel Panache Dress

3.  Got the Anthropologist of It Dress // 4. Gazebo Skylight Dress

5.  Smoothie Enthusiast Dress  // 6. Summer School Cool Dress

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