More shirtdress patterns!

I had to go to Jo-Ann’s for some notions, and they were having a big sale on Vogue and McCall’s patterns. I couldn’t resist a peek at the dress sections and found these two great shirtdresses:

I can't resist a nice shirtdress pattern.

I can’t resist a nice shirtdress pattern.

For Vogue 8970, I’d like to make the collared version on the right but lengthen the skirt. I have a couple of linen pieces that would be great for it. Unfortunately, the one I really want to use may not be long enough. For McCall’s 6891, I’d like to make the short sleeve, but with the longest skirt. I’m thinking about a dark blue chambray in my stash for that one, and there’s plenty of that. I already have red buttons and thread to go with it, so that may be the next project.

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4 thoughts on “More shirtdress patterns!

  1. redbamsews June 24, 2014 at 9:28 am Reply

    Love these two patterns. They are perfect for capturing the shirtwaist dress. I think the McCall pattern done in chambray will be wonderful. Can’t wait to see future posts.


    • Jeanne Marie June 24, 2014 at 5:09 pm Reply

      Aren’t shirtdresses the best? I have a LOT of cardigans, which where I live means you can wear short-sleeved shirtdresses just about year-round. I am tempted, though, to make a flannel one with long sleeves to wear with riding boots for the winter.


  2. Cennetta June 25, 2014 at 8:33 am Reply

    Hi Jeanne Marie, Yest these are to great patterns. I thought about purchases the Palmer/Pletsch shirt dress, but I keep telling myself, “You have five other similar patterns. 🙂


    • Jeanne Marie June 25, 2014 at 11:10 am Reply

      I have lots of shirtdress patterns, so I probably have something similar! But, it was on sale for $1.40 and includes practically a full book of Palmer/Pletsch fitting instructions (including lines for a full-bust adjustment), so why not? I totally horde patterns. My fabric stash isn’t even close to the pattern stash.


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