Hopes of Spring and A Small Lesson

by Garnet on January 29, 2012 · 5 comments

in Vintage Sewing

I’ve just completed vintage McCall’s  6797 (a copy of which can be found here), and it’s lovely.  The style is perfect for spring, with the short sleeves and swingy pleated skirt!


The style of the dress is super simple, so I jazzed it up a little with a cut-out and bias-trimmed insert.  There’s a small lesson on this technique (which I sort of made up as I went along) here.  It’s quite simple, but makes a big impact.  I also made a thin obi-style belt to accentuate the waist, but it nearly disappears into the background!


More pictures, and more information can be found on my blog, Ruby Satin!



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Katrina - Edelweiss Patterns January 29, 2012 at 6:04 pm

What a cute dress! I love the detailing at the neckline, and the print fabric is perfect for the style.

Happy sewing!



sue January 29, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Oh, wow! This is so cute – great idea with the cut-out detail.


Katherine January 29, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Cutouts have been a theme around here lately – such a cute touch. You got pinned: http://pinterest.com/wesewretro/cut-it-out/


Garnet January 29, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Thank you all so much for the kind words!



Amanda January 30, 2012 at 1:05 am

The cut outs make this super cute! I love it!


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