Vintage Sewing

Strawberry Dress

July 10, 2011

I finished this a few months ago with fabric from Hancock Fabrics. It’ 100% cotton but is kinda stiff… Quilter’s cotton maybe? I used Simplicity 2591 in a size 12. The bust area is smaller than most big 4 patterns even more so on version B than D. (I’ll show D later.) I really wanted to do this with striped fabric like they show but I couldn’t find anything springy and cute like theirs.

I lowered the collar an inch and gave it a scoop back for more interest. I like that it has a bit of a retro housewife look while still being cute and young. I was afraid that the pattern might be too busy, but it has become my go to dress!

  1. Thank you to everyone for your kind words, it really builds confidence in a young seamstress to keep at it and try new things! I get my patterns from Joanns when they have sales. I think I got this for 1.99$ lol. You could always try eBay, that's where I buy vintage and out of print patterns. Hope that helps!

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