Vintage Sewing

A Bird on the Dress…

November 15, 2011

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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  1. 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?

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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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