Welcome spring dress!

by Reana Louise on September 19, 2011 · 6 comments

in Vintage Sewing

Hi all!

Because I’m lucky enough to live in the southern hemisphere, I’ve made a welcome spring dress using the 1950′s pattern, Simplicity 2535.

I’m a bit in love with the japanese cotton I used. The colours are amazing, and it was a dream to sew with.

The dress is fully lined with cotton, and has contrasting red bias tape (which is totally supportive of red lips and nails, hurrah!)

I altered the neckline because the gathers weren’t working for me. Cue date with seam ripper.
For a full review and more pictures feel free to head over to my blog Curves, Patterns, and Pins
There may also be a giveaway of this pattern in the next couple of days so you could make your very own *wink wink* (subtle?)

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– who has written 2 posts on WeSewRetro.com.

Reana Louise is an Art History student who likes creamy pasta, curly hair, infectious laughs, and her sewing machine.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous September 20, 2011 at 4:43 am

i love the neckline – its so unique


mini pheobe September 20, 2011 at 6:04 am



Jen September 20, 2011 at 6:06 am

The gathered detail at the neckline is great – really cute dress!


Little Black Car September 20, 2011 at 9:51 am

What an awesome solution for the neckline!

Fantastic choice of fabric and trim, too!


Lizzy September 20, 2011 at 12:45 pm



Reana Louise September 20, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Thanks everyone! I'm glad you like the neckline as much as I do. RL x


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