I had found this lovely poppy designed cotton fabric months ago. I don’t think I can wear orange well, especially since now my hair is in transition from months of blue-black permanent dye to now rose gold blonde (it’s more orange till the next hairstylist appointment). But dang it I love this fabric and I’ll just have to make it work!
This circa 1940’s shirt dress was just the simple pattern I needed to make the poppy print stand out. I liked the short sleeve version but with the long sleeved version’s dress front without the buttons.
Except for the thread I used vintage haberdashery to include buttons, snaps and hooks. The blouse buttons up, and where the waist is there’s snaps and a hook.
An Ebay find, this cute belt buckle (can I call it a buckle?) is a rich black brown.
Blouse in progress photo. I had to re-do the collar once over and gave the pattern pieces a few choice words. But I overcame it in the end 🙂 The underside of the back collar is the same fabric as the belt. This was out of necessity because I didn’t have enough poppy fabric. Make do and mend, right?
Tada! My 1940’s me-made shirt dress. I omitted the blouse pocket because I don’t like pockets on my chest. Don’t ask me why lol 🙂
Floppy hat! I also nipped the ends of the short sleeves to make them puff a little bit.
The dress is far from perfect, but I love it ❤