Vintage Sewing

Near-fail Dress

November 20, 2009

I’d like to introduce you to a nightmare that kind of worked out in the end:

I have a LOT to say about this dress and pattern, but won’t bore y’all with it here. Take a squizz at my blog for more details if you are so inclined.

I used some beautiful vintage buttons my friend gave me for my birthday to create a kind of yoke detail to make the whole dress a bit more exciting. The dress is made from an un-dated pattern I scored on ebay. I’m guessing 1973, anyone else have any ideas?

I love these patterns that contain the patterns for loads of garments like this, as if it’s saying ‘This is the only pattern you will ever need!’. Out of interest, does anyone have a pattern that they have made all the different garments from?

  1. If you hadn't chose to wear red tights and lipstick with it, I might have said "meh". But the buttons add interest yet keep it simple and lovely on you. Always wear it with those tights and you'll be fabulously chic.

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