Monday, February 29, 2016

Scraps from the Past: 1950s Girl's Shirtwaist Dress in Brown Taffeta

The Pattern: McCall's 4016 from 1957 provides this cute and classic summer shirtwaist dress for a growing girl.

The Scrap: Scraps of shiny taffeta in a warm brown were tucked inside the envelope of this pattern. Can you visualize this dress in this fabric? It would be a party dress for sure!


  1. Yeah, this dress looks pretty. I liked these kinds of vintage outfits. I love all these things and thinking to wear grandmother’s wedding outfit in my vintage themed wedding. We have booked one of popular historic party venues in LA and hopefully will be able to plan things perfectly.

    1. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! A vintage-themed wedding sounds absolutely marvelous.