Vintage Sewing

Summer Dress

November 10, 2009
Hey there,

My name is Vivian V. Dimples and I have been watching SewRetro for quite a while now but have only just recently got up the nerve to join.

I am a student of Costume at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts or WAAPA for short. I pretty much sew from 9 till 6 every weekday with a couple of classes thrown in to shuffle things about. The holidays are finally coming up so I can apply all my new learnt skills for my own projects and I would love to share them with SewRetro.

I am eager to contribute to SewRetro so I would like to share the dress I have been making for summer. It is based on the Butterick pattern B4918 with a few minor alterations. I changer the full skirt to a pencil to be a bit more causal.

I hope you enjoyed!

Feel free to drop in a say ‘hi’ at my blog.

  1. Your fabric is lovely and I really like the pencil skirt modification – wonderful! Actually I have just made this dress myself – finished it at Midnight last night !! – and am wearing it to a 'Little Black Dress – Audry Hepburn style' fundraiser tonight!! It is black chiffon with little white spots all over, and I cut it off at mid calf level – not floor level. I am so inspired by your beautiful dress though – it really took my breath away!

  2. Gosh, Thank you everyone!
    Anna – Thank you I was going to ask if I could enter past posts. 😀
    Kesenya – I would love to see it, I hope you post it soon!

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