Vintage Sewing

Mail order 4853

May 18, 2009

I haven’t posted here for a while, but Moggy and I continue to ‘sew retro’ on our blog.

This frock is my first go at this mail order pattern from “The Carole Clarke Fashion Service”.
The fabric doesn’t photograph well. It’s a houndstooth in red, white and blue.

These mail order patterns have fairly sparse instructions, and this one was a little bit of a puzzle to put together. I will probably make this dress again, as the fabric isn’t the best quality and I think it will fall apart after a wash or two. Maybe in a plain fabric next time.


  1. This is soooo cute and the fit is really great! It’s a shame that you think it won’t hold up in the wash… hopefully it will surprise you because it’s a super dress!

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