The Von Trapp Wiggle Dress

This is a lovely little thing I made from a 1950′s McCall’s 4361 wiggle dress pattern with some killer curtains I found at a thrift store. It took a bit of tweaking around to get it to work with a modern body type (sans retro foundation garments). This is one of my favorite dresses.

Von Trap Wiggle Dress!

• Meet the Author • Jade


I am a professional seamstress and costumer living in New Orleans. I have a serious pattern collecting problem. I love to sew just about anything. But, if left to my own devices, I would prefer to sew anything that was worn between the years 1870 and 1970.


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21 comments… add one

  • Gorgeous! Those vintage curtains were a great fit for your dress!

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  • The fit is fantastic, and I love those huge roses.

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  • Lovely frock …lovely style and love your tattoos.;)

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  • I adore clothes made from unconventional fabric – curtains, tablecloths, car upholstery…well, you know. Fits you like a glove! I did a wiggle dress from a duvet cover and know what you mean about tweaking the lines to fit a modern body. But it’s worth the time and trouble. Nothing better than a well-fitted wiggle dress! Great job!

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  • I love the neck/shoulder interest. This is a great fit and a lovely dress.

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  • Those are curtains?!?!? Wish I could find some cool curtains like that!

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  • Wow!

    This looks perfect on you!

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  • Amazing job! I’m so envious of your location..

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  • That dress is totally gorgeous!

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  • Oh this is just stunning! I love the fabric and adore the neckline. Well done :D

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  • This is such an awesome dress! The fit is divine, the fabric really works, and I LOVE the neckline. Congratulations on a fabulous dress!

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  • Love, love, LOVE this. Giant orange roses. Beautiful neckline. Raglan sleeves. Perfect fit. Ticks absolutely all the boxes, then goes back and ticks ‘em again. Well done!

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  • love it! great tat too!

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  • HOT!

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  • Wow! I love that dress. It fits so well too. Great job.

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  • You look stunning in this gorgeous dress! Great fit and those beautiful curtains are definitely put to good use!

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  • What a beautiful fit! You’re definitely a pro! And I love the tattoos….

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  • Fantastic! I too, am a vintage patternholic. ; )

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  • this is so fabulous! you look amazing

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  • I love the neckline on that dress! So sharp.

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  • Oh my! This is absolutely gorgeous! What a great find with the curtains… and well done for making old curtains look sexy!

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