When I first saw Vogue 1933, I was drawn to View A because I was looking for a long shirt pattern. But I have to admit the sleeve detail was pretty interesting too. I wasn’t too sure about the open sleeve and long cuff, but decided to give it a try anyway. If anything, I thought it would be a fun challenge to see how I would wear the sleeves.


Choosing a dress pattern for a shirt gave me that oversized look that I wanted. I wore it today with a pair of leggings and clogs. It was so comfortable. I will definitely get lots of wear from this garment


I won’t get into the details of the pattern because I’ve created a Pattern Review video on my YouTube channel. The video is very detailed and it’s in preparation for a Sew Along that’s coming soon. Here’s a picture of the pattern envelope. You can check out the PATTERN REVIEW for all the details.



I’m very happy with the fit of this shirt because it looks so good with my leggings. I tried it with my skinny jeans and it looks great. I also think it would look good with a below-the-knee pencil skirt and a belt around the shirt for a work outfit. Hmmm… Oh, I envision that looking really pretty.



If I were to wear it as a dress, I like the sleeves closed and cuffs rolled up. But I would probably lengthen it a bit for my comfort. I wouldn’t want the wind to take the lightweight fabric to places it doesn’t belong. Hahaha!



While this is a stylish look, I can’t see myself wearing it with the sleeves open. It mimics a cape dress but the sleeves don’t really do it for me. So, I just wanted to take photos to show you what it looks like with open sleeves.


Inside the Garment

I used my Baby Lock Soprano to sew all the seams, and Baby Lock Vibrant Serger to finish off the seam allowances. The inside of the garment looks clean and polished.


Alterations Information

I made a muslin before sewing the dress and it was a great fit, with no alterations.


How would you wear the garment?

Would you wear this as a dress or shirt? Let me know in the comments below.


Thanks for stopping by,


Anita 💕


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  1. Wendy

    I don’t wear dresses, so definitely a shorter shirt for me with closed shorter sleeves. Your version looks fab though! 👍👍😊

  2. Sue

    When I first see the pattern picture I thought oh no not for me . But when you sent your fabric choice and on you I definitely changed my mind and would most definitely wear! Love love love

    1. Anita Morris

      Isn’t it amazing how fabrics and styling can bring a design to life?

  3. Ntsiki

    I would wear it as a dress

  4. Jeannie

    I love the dress and the retro looking fabric you chose! I like the way you styled both but prefer the one with the leggings because it brings out the black of the fabric. 😁

  5. Carol

    Leggings please, ma’am. Were it not for your post, I never would have considered this pattern. Love the print!

    1. Anita Morris

      Yes, yes, yes! I’m all for the leggings on this one too, Carol. I’m gonna wear this blouse so much.

  6. Gwendolyn

    I would wear this with leggings! Love it, Anita!

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you! I absolutely love it with the leggings. So comfortable.

  7. Delores

    Beautiful fabric, and an excellent fit.

  8. De

    I love, love, love your shirt! You have caused me to look at this pattern differently so I think I’ll join the sew along. My preference is a shirt to wear with my skinny jeans and leggings in the fall. Since this is a long weekend, I’ll take time to look through my stash for a good piece to sew this project. Happy Labor Day, Anita!!!

    1. Anita Morris

      Yaaaayyy! I plan to wear this shirt a LOT! It’s very comfortable and will be great for fall. Have fun making your shirt/dress.

  9. Anna

    I’d like to wear this when the weather cools down a bit. I’m thinking I’d like to wear some tights and boots. I might get a little daring and wear sheer pantyhose with a design of some sort instead of tights.

    1. Anita Morris

      Ooohhh, YES! I can’t wait to style it with boots in cooler weather.

  10. Carolyn

    I would wear the shirt with black leggings, and the buttons closed. This outfit was made for you and you look fantastic with the Leggins.

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you Carolyn! Yep! That’s the look I envisions when I saw the pattern, and I LOVE it.

  11. Mary

    I would wear it with jeans/leggings. I’m heavier on the bottom then the top and not comfortable wearing a dress that shows above my knees.

  12. Bernice

    My preference is to wear the garment as a shirt. I love your choice of fabric. I’m glad to be a part of your community!

  13. Vickie Skelley

    Hi Anita. It’s Vickie from New York. I really like the shirt dress a lot. I would wear it with leggings definitely. I look forward to watching your video on how to make this.

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Vickie! Yes, I can definitely see you wearing this with leggings.

  14. Gwendolyn

    I’d wear this as a top with the open sleeves. That’s really what makes it stand out!

    1. Anita Morris

      Yes, the open sleeves is the eye catching detail.

  15. Joy

    I Love both looks. But for me I have to wear leggings because my legs are not for public viewing. But YOURS are beautiful. You certainly rock both views. I appreciate all you do to help all of us sew better. I love your sewing studio also. Thank you, Joy

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you so much, Joy! I’m happy to have you here and I LOVE sharing what I know to help others.

  16. Mary adkinson

    I love both ways i.love that sleeve and the fabric . ill have.to find pattern
    Beautiful sewing .have a great weekend

    1. Anita Morris

      The sleeve and the fabric are what make the dress stand out for sure.

  17. Chef Carol

    I’m not drawn to the open sleeves. However, you wear it well.

  18. Chef Carol

    I’m not drawn to the open sleeves.

  19. Libby

    Love this pattern, I am not brave enough to wear as a dress, but I am going to make a shirt.