Which Housedress Should I Make?

by sew country chick on April 26, 2011 · 11 comments

in Vintage Sewing

Hi Sew Retro Readers! I am trying to decide which housedress to sew and would love your advice! Thanks and if you would like to read more about the housedress visit my blog sew country chick .

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Amy Caroline April 26, 2011 at 12:04 am

Oh the first one! Love it!


Emma O W April 26, 2011 at 12:53 am

As much as I love ruffles otherwise, I feel that ruffled house dresses often have a tendency coming out looking more costume-y than I am comfortable with… so I would exclude the first patten from the pick. Some people really like the "dress-up" aspect though, and if that's you then I'd say: go for the top left. :)


VeraVenus April 26, 2011 at 2:07 am

Top left… and you could make the ruffles a bit shorter if they felt a bit 'too much'


Zuzsa April 26, 2011 at 2:25 am

I like the third one right … because of it´s hollywood glamour.


Anwen April 26, 2011 at 2:27 am

I like the floral one on the second pattern, it's lovely!


Stacy (S.E.W.Butterfly) April 26, 2011 at 7:24 am

All of them! I really like the maxi length on the first two! Can't wait to see the end result!


Little Black Car April 26, 2011 at 8:17 am

Ah, that third one was the first dress I ever attempted. I didn't do too badly but, alas, I didn't take any pictures. Oh, well.

Darn it, I like them all, but I'm going to vote for the first one because shoulder ruffles say "summer is coming!" to me, and it feels like that kind of day here.


Marie April 26, 2011 at 8:30 am

Oooh, I think I love the Simplicity 2275!


JennySlash April 26, 2011 at 8:37 am

The Simplicity (2171?) in the middle, shorter version. It looks smart.


Tracey April 26, 2011 at 9:56 am

All are so very nice but I really like simplicity 2275.


Andrea April 26, 2011 at 5:15 pm

2171 on the right looks the most like a real house dress to me. It's gorgeous and simple. Love it.


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