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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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