In recent times I have fallen in love with the shirtwaist. It started out with the shirtwaist blouse but has morphed to include the shirtwaist dress. My plan is to make a slew of them as day dresses to work around our homestead and wear to do whatever I want. I will be looking up information and patterns about the shirtwaist dress for reference and sharing what I find.
I am excited to see the versatility of the shirtwaist. Shirtwaist Dress History Personal tastes are not stifled in this style of dress. Necklines, sleeve look, and even the hemline offers a variety of choices. I seem to favor scallops, a mid-calf skirt, short sleeves with a contrasting cuff, front pockets and a belt. Shirtwaists that become us large, thick ladies are ones I have my eye out for. Check out the shirtwaist eye candy:
As a thick lady no discussion on shirtwaist dress wearing would be complete without consulting my vintage wearing thick sister New Vintage Lady. She comments how the princess seam is just not for us thick gals. I had never thought about it, but thanks for the 411 girl. She also said, ” . .. . even if its made in your size does not mean you should wear it.” Amen to that, sister. I believe she explained it best when she wrote, “I championed the shirt waist, why, because its the most versatile, not just for a larger figure, but in general, one shirtwaist can go miles.” I, for one, am looking forward to taking the shirtwaist to task and taking it for miles long trips in the days to come.
Here is another resource I found Shirtwaist Dress History Part 1
If another shirtwaist fan somehow finds my little place on the net please reach out, share, write a comment below. Or, how about guest posting on this site. Let’s discuss the shirtwaist.