The Color of Falling Leaves

Just because the weather is warm does not mean a fall color palette cannot be enjoyed!  This is the ideal dress for the strange between-seasons weather we are experiencing in California.  It is a comfortably cool seersucker for the warm temperatures, but the colors are definitely inspired by an autumn day.

The dress looks quite a bit different from the original vintage pattern I used – McCalls 6758.

The contrasting cotton was used out of necessity (it turns out they were not kidding about the yardage requirements), but I ended up with a dress that I truly love, and one that is much more interesting than my original vision.

More pictures may be found over at my blog, Lilacs & Lace.


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I adore sewing and knitting, mostly vintage or vintage-inspired patterns.

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7 comments… add one

  • I love the style and colour of that dress. And the 3/4 length sleeves. Do you know if they still sell that pattern? Or would it only be available looking somewhere like ebay for old copies?
    How simple was it to make?

    • LadyD – The pattern that I used was a vintage one, so it is not readily available (this is not one of my reproductions!). However, I have seen a few copies here and there. I would start with etsy or ebay. You may also want to keep an eye out for links from the Vintage Pattern Wiki, although I am not sure how often it gets updated.'s_6758 There are currently two links to “sources/vendors.”

      As far as skill level goes, it is a printed pattern and there are just a few pieces to contend with, so a beginner with a bit of patience should do just fine!

  • It’s a really pretty dress! I love the fabrics you chose, and yes the contrasting cotton does make it more interesting. It seems perfect for early autumn.

  • i think the contrasting bands of solid fabric are completely effective and make the dress that much more fun–great piece!

  • This is my favorite dress you have made! It is beautiful!

  • Wow, it looks great! I love your fabric choices—the dress is really fun, but the solid collar and cuffs sort of ground it all. Just fantastic!

  • Very nice! I love sewing with stripes! And your covered button adds a great touch.


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