Advance 8898- 1950s dress in plaid

This is a late 50s Advance pattern featuring a stand-up collar and a very gathered back bodice. I think the back is my favorite part!

 I did the hem and sleeves by hand and made fabric-covered buttons. This was my first real attempt at matching plaid, so that turned out fairly well.

I cut the waist on the bias, but I followed the directions for the rest. More pictures on my blog, with the dog photobombing each and every one! Thanks for looking!

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5 comments… add one

  • very nice! you did a great job

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  • very cute! now i want this pattern.

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  • I really love this dress. The cut is so flattering! Nice work!

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  • So cute! Great work. love it!

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  • Very, very nice! I can see this on Peggy in Mad Men!!!

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