A Bird on the Dress…

by hulagirl on November 15, 2011 · 13 comments

in Vintage Sewing

I made this dress from some awesome fabric with chickens.  I have no idea why I am drawn to chicken fabric as I am a vegitarian and will be perfectly happy if in my whole life I never go near a farm.  I love the colours though, I think is dress will be great for fall.  I did this pattern with a pleated skirt this time which I like much better.  The belt is from my trusty orange Joe Fresh jacket that it is now too cold to wear.  I love that jacket though, it makes me look like a big orange traffic cone, and I think it got my out of jury duty.

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Sarah November 15, 2011 at 3:17 pm

I’m a vegetarian, too, and I LOVE your chicken dress! The fabric is great, the cut is terrific, and I love the pops of orange. What pattern did you use to make the dress?


Always Alice November 15, 2011 at 3:30 pm

i love this dress! i love it so much i may be coveting it… and who covets anymore anyway? but i do, i covet this dress!


puu November 15, 2011 at 4:50 pm

i think it is neither ridiculous nor insane. it works!


Lizzy November 15, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Love it!! what pattern did you used? how did you do the belt? the fabric is funny and pretty, I am not vegetarian, in fact I eat a LOT of chicken hehehe, sorry!


christine November 15, 2011 at 10:34 pm

amazing fabric– i grew up on a ranch where picking up eggs was my daily chore and i LOVE this! it reminds me of my chicken egg apron i had when i was 10! love love love! i too would like to know that pattern this is!


wundermary November 16, 2011 at 2:30 am

Very nice dress, did you draft this? I was just looking at another dress made from this same fabric in another color way. Great stuff!


hulagirl November 16, 2011 at 3:31 pm

ooh where did you see the other dress? I would love to see it.


wundermary November 17, 2011 at 2:57 am
Atomic Mum November 16, 2011 at 5:50 am

I just love the way the fabric and dress look together. You have done a nice job.


hulagirl November 16, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Hi everyone, thanks so much for your nice comments! I did draft this pattern myself, but there has to be a similar pattern out there hasn’t there? I didn’t actually make the belt. I had every intention of making one from one of those little vintage do-it-yourself belt kits, but then I remembered I had this belt from a coat it’s too cold to wear at the moment so I decided to save the kit for the next project. I’m super excited to use it though.


Always Alice November 16, 2011 at 4:41 pm


i found this after having some poultry dress fantasies, maybe something in a springtime colorway. with yellow heels…. i love yellow shoes.


House of pinheiro November 17, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Love this


Jia November 20, 2011 at 6:00 am

Chickens make wonderful pets and provide eggs and entertainment. You don’t need to eat their meat to appreciate them!

Nice dress too :-)


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