In 1947, Christian Dior changed the fate of fashion with his "New Look" collection, bringing his iconic "fit-and-flare" silhouette into focus. Defining ‘50s fashion was just the beginning of its impact, as it continues making its way into wardrobes today! Personally, I would never pass up the opportunity to add a retro dress to my collection and that’s why The Shirley Dress is, without a doubt, my new favorite. Designed specifically with Mood’s Haberdashery Collection in mind, this new sewing pattern features a pleated skirt that’s just begging to be paired with a border print. If the collection’s vintage-sewing-kit vibe isn’t your speed, the Shirley will lend itself just as well to any cotton twill or sateen, whether abstracted, printed, or solid. To compete with the summer heat, you could even try a lightweight linen or embroidered organza over a solid lining. However you decide to style yours, you’ll look cute as a button-up!