Vintage Sewing

Two-tone Tuckshop (or Canteen Cowgirl?)

July 20, 2009

Hey folks! It’s been a while since I posted, but great to see so many new members.
This is my latest. I can’t decide whether it’s Two-tone Tuckshop or Canteen Cowgirl (for the non-Aussie readers, a tuckshop is a food kiosk in a school) but either way, I love it. Yeee-haw!
Few changes from pattern – longer in torso, wider in skirt, didn’t bind the buttonholes (of course I didn’t! Sheesh!) and I took it in a whole lot at the waist.
Now, who wants a lamington?

  1. I love this a surprisingly huge amount considering I would never have looked twice at this pattern. Well done!!!

  2. This is awesome!! It reminds me of a house dress my grandma had when I was growing up! She was a stylish lady 😀

  3. Wow! I love this one. Really great use of pattern!

    I'll have to search out that pattern myself, as I personally am a big fan of the Western look.

  4. This is so amazing! I love the fabric combination that you used (especially the flower print!). I've wanted to make a western-style dress like this for a while now – your dress gives me hope that it could actually look wonderful!

  5. Oh my gosh, I love it! You did a fab job! Great fabric choices, and I love the self-fabric covered buttons. Bra-vo!

  6. This may be my new favorite thing ever! Really…what beats a combo of 70's stlye and western? Uh, nothing! I love it!!!

  7. I love the western look and I am going to look out for that pattern! I love your version and the covered button is perfect. I adore shirtdresses and have been on the hunt for the perfect one for a while.

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