I Spy Polka Dots!

by Through the Alley on August 17, 2011 · 12 comments

in Vintage Sewing


I just wanted to share my most recent sewing project. I used Simplicity’s 6459 from 1966. I made the dress in vintage teal and black polka dotted linen that I got at an estate sale awhile back.
The dress only took me about 4 hours and I absolutely loved the outcome!
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Camelia Crinoline August 17, 2011 at 11:34 pm

That is super cute. I love the fabric.


Allie August 17, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Thank you!


Eva August 18, 2011 at 2:33 am

I adore the fabric and it's really a pretty dress.


murielle87 August 18, 2011 at 11:33 am

Beautiful i love it.


DrJulieAnn @ Grandma's Sewing Cabinet August 18, 2011 at 11:58 am

I love the lines of this dress! And it looks great in that polka dot fabric. Good choice!

(I, too, had planned on it being summer sewing extravaganza, but…)


Allie August 18, 2011 at 4:26 pm

@Eva – Thanks! I really love teal and polka dots so I was really excited to work with it!

@murielle87 – Thank you! (:

@DrJulieAnn – Thank you soo much! Yes, I really wish I had actually gotten the chance to sew!!


Foster August 18, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Love the polka dots. This turned out so cute!


Allie August 18, 2011 at 7:32 pm

Thanks Foster! (:


Domestic Debbie August 18, 2011 at 8:46 pm



Allie August 18, 2011 at 9:08 pm



Lizzy August 20, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Ohh!! lovely! I like a lot the dress and the fabric, so MAD MEN =)


Allie August 22, 2011 at 6:17 pm

@Lizzy: Oh! Thank you!! I just recently started watching Mad Men and I'm obsessed with the clothing!! That's one of the reasons why I chose to make this pattern! (:


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