shirtwaist worn four ways

I am still recovering from the Titanic dinner party this weekend (darn seasonal allergies that got me halfway through everything!), but will have some pictures of my gown and the event on Wednesday. (I might post a sneak peek on Facebook though…) Until then, I wanted to share a little something that my lovely friend Sammy of Sammy Davis Vintage and I have been working on!

She’s started a series where bloggers take one vintage garment and style it several different ways, giving ideas about how to work vintage into the modern lifestyle. She sweetly asked me to be a part of this series and I picked a late 50s blue shirtwaist dress I had bought at an estate sale a couple years ago. The challenge was not so much coming up with four looks, but keeping myself from dreaming up even more! hehe. You know I love this concept of making clothes work different ways, so this was right up my alley. Click here to drop by the Sammy Davis Vintage blog and read the entirety of the post with all four of the shirtwaist looks (and be sure to check out the other participant’s style posts as well)! Thanks again to Sammy for having me be a part of this series! (And thank you to Sailor Husband for taking all of the photos–he was really patient since this was a bit of an epic photoshoot!)

April 9, 2012 · 16 lovely thoughts
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Jess April 9, 2012 at 07:46

Love it! Each look has a different feel. I think my favorite is with the green cardi; you look like a classy, old-timey golfer. :) xxx


Stephanie April 9, 2012 at 07:58

I loved all of your looks! And what a perfect post to read right before I go get dressed for the day! :)


Gemma V April 9, 2012 at 08:07

This is a great idea for a series. I love all four of your looks, but I think the nautical one is my favourite. You look stunning!


Angie April 9, 2012 at 08:21

This is great I have a shirtwaist dress, modern though as buttons go all the way down the front. But for $10 at the evil walmart I couldn’t pass it up. Thanks for the ideas on differant ways to wear it!


Tasha April 9, 2012 at 08:41

What a fun project! I’m off to read more on her blog.


Brandy Layton April 9, 2012 at 09:07

Always lovely Casey! Great styling and pictures!


Annabelle April 9, 2012 at 11:24

I just love this. I’ve been looking for a shirtwaist pattern for a while, because I would love to add somthing like this into my wardrobe. It would be wonderful to see some more posts like this (also enjoyed the one with the blue strapless dress earlier last year). I’m sure it’s a bit more work to take several outfit posts in one day, but it is really inspiring.


Sabrina April 9, 2012 at 13:20

So much fun! I’ve been craving a shirtwaist dress for a long time. They’re so beautiful. And your styling ideas are really helpful. Love the look with the bright cardigan! The extra skirt is also another super nifty idea. Thanks for sharing!


Mrs Amber Apple April 9, 2012 at 18:00

so cute! I can’t wait to see your gown :)


Trish April 9, 2012 at 18:24

You’re so creative!!! I love this blog… I’ll be checking back again as often as you post new ideas. I think my favorite was the green cardigan look – nice contrast and pop of color.


Cassie Stephens April 9, 2012 at 20:32

Geez…that’s a toughie! I put in my vote for look number 4…but it really was a close one with look number 3. You looked amazing in each one! I think I was mostly in love with your vintage bag from look 3 ;) Beautiful as always!


Katie April 10, 2012 at 03:33

Shirtwaist dresses are my fave! So flattering, I must have a dozen of them. That blue looks lovely with your hair too.


Shirley April 10, 2012 at 21:03

Love the dress! Nice way to welcome spring!


Victoria / Justice Pirate April 25, 2012 at 15:52

gorgeous. The green really looks great on you too!


Lyric June 11, 2012 at 14:33

Bravo! Well done. I’m interested in vintage all the way back to 18/19th century. I stumbled upon this post looking for shirtwaist patterns. Glad I did.



Lyric June 11, 2012 at 14:40

The shoes in view #3 (seen at the link) are TO DIE FOR. Where may I find such a pair, PLEASE?



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