a new dress for the new year

by christine on January 5, 2012 · 7 comments

in Vintage Sewing

hey there guys and gals!

happy new year to everyone! i just wanted to share a quick dress i made last week-

it is super soft and comfortable to wear– and just in case you noticed, there actually aren’t orange stains on it. i replaced a jacket liner last week and am still finding tufts of orange thread on EVERYTHING i own! i sewed it up with simplicity 1538… a pattern i’ve had sitting in a box for a few years now.

it is definitely a pattern i will be using more of in the future! oh- i also wanted to share a link! my brother recently graduated college and has been on the hunt for his first real big boy job! while prepping for interviews and potential jobs and such, he realized he has a more expensive taste than a newly wed/expectant father’s budget allows for, and i live a little to far (i am the family tailor now apparently) so he figured why now buy crappy suits, and turn them into amazing ones! a few sewing lessons and lots of google-ing later, he is off to a fantastic start and has finally started a blog about it!
so, if there are any fellas out there looking for some tailor tips, or ladies looking to make their guys a little something special- check out his blog! www.thewriterkyle.blogspot.com he is awesome!

ok, so as always there is more on my blog, and also a story of the ultimate sewing saint– a woman who has given me over 1,300 sewing patterns in the past 3 years! happy sewing!

xoxo,
christine

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Anonymous January 5, 2012 at 4:47 pm

How lucky were yoy to get such an amazing gift :)
‘the dress looks amazing ..i have just gor a new pattern which i hope
works out as good …gonna start very soon …watch this space ;)

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Bex January 5, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Wow, I love this! What a great job!

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Amanda January 5, 2012 at 9:57 pm

This is simply ADORABLE! I love the giant gingham- the effect on the bodice is fantastic :D

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thedaisyepoch January 6, 2012 at 11:02 am

It’s adorable – I love it! Great job! I also love the giant gingham! : )

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mariebayarea January 6, 2012 at 7:02 pm

i want this! great job!!

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Tilly January 7, 2012 at 8:06 am

Gorgeous! Jumbo B&W gingham is one of my current obsessions – I just scored some really cheap linen yesterday, very excited about making a full skirted dress with it, so great to see that yours looks so lovely.

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Katrina-Edelweiss Patterns January 10, 2012 at 11:11 pm

Oh my goodness! What a darling dress! So very “I Love Lucy” style.

Happy sewing,
Katrina

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