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On a resent trip to Japan I went a little crazy with fabric buying. As I do a lot of sewing for other people my lovely husband made me promise him that I would make something for myself as my first project when we returned home. Below is the result. This is the first time I have make this style for myself. I drafted the pattern for a friend but it looked so good on her I decided I needed my own version. Apart from fitting changes I made the sleeves longer with a turned up cuff. Although it’s summer down here in Australia it’s been quiet cool so I thought a longer sleeve would work well!

About the author: I’m a gal who loves both the fashion of the 1950’s and sewing. I can think of nothing better than spending a day sewing a great new frock then spending the night with my lovely husband and wonderful friends wearing my newest creation and having a blast.

{ 15 comments… add one }
  • Alana January 2, 2012, 7:18 am

    That fabric is to die for!

  • Tina January 2, 2012, 10:08 am

    This is ADORABLE! I too have a tendency to buy/make for others… I bought a crap load of fabric and trim when I lived in India (2010) and now I can’t figure out what to do with it!

  • oldfashioned January 2, 2012, 10:32 am

    oh wow! That is just lovely lovely lovely…and the fabric, yum!

  • Miss Crayola Creepy January 2, 2012, 11:16 am

    Cutest fabric ever!! Love the length of those sleeves.

  • PepperReed January 2, 2012, 11:20 am

    Wonderful!! The dress looks lovely on you and that fabric is great! Good Job!!

  • Cecilia January 2, 2012, 11:24 am

    Oh my gosh this dress is perfect! You are so flippin talented woman! And you even went to Japan?!?! I’m jealous (; What a lovely blog, Glad I found you so I could follow

    You should come check out my blog if you’ve got a sec (;


  • Evie January 2, 2012, 12:37 pm

    Love this! So cute!

  • Nathalie January 2, 2012, 1:32 pm

    What a gorgeous dress! Even more impressed that you drafted it all yourself.

  • Giselle January 2, 2012, 5:10 pm

    This is so cute! I wish you posted more pictures, I’d love to see the details better. This is just wonderful. Well done.

  • crissy baker January 2, 2012, 6:53 pm

    oh, this dress! i looooove it! beautiful job 🙂

  • Vicki January 2, 2012, 8:08 pm

    It looks gorgeous.
    Yes our Summer has been a bit all over the place which is perfect for you to enjoy your dress!!!

  • OverTheStars January 3, 2012, 1:45 am

    Love the cut and the fabric it looks great on you!

  • jax black January 3, 2012, 1:21 pm

    I love it…you look fab, great choice of fabric, i wish it was mine. 🙂

  • sorbetsurprise January 5, 2012, 6:52 pm

    I looove the fabric and want the dress!!

  • mariebayarea January 6, 2012, 7:15 pm

    you look amazing and that dress is divine.

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