Anne Adams 4901

I just finished this undated mail order pattern. It was so super easy and the fit is phenomenal. The only thing I changed was adding ruffle trim to the button flap. I wanted a more house dress look instead of a classic jumper look. The material is thrifted cotton that was sewn into a tablecloth. The cotton is very thick and satiny feeling, like a nice set of sheets. I used French seams and took the hem up by 3 inches. The panel inset was tricky. I wanted to finish the seams but the directions didn’t allow for that. It is literally just top stitched under the side dress panels. I ended up zig zagging them after a couple failed attempts to changing the way it was attached. I plan on making a couple more, it’s such an interesting look. More info is on my blog of course.

• Meet the Author • Always Alice

I'm a self taught seamstress with only a couple of years under my belt. I love to sew from 1940s and 1950s patterns and try to work a little vintage into my modern life. Each garment helps me get closer to creating and designing well constructed and original garments.

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6 comments… add one

  • Lovely dress! I am in love with mail order patterns at the moment…the fit is great, and they seem to work very well :-)

  • Fantastic dress! I just love the buttons too!

  • This dress is really sweet, nice job!

  • It looks great. I love the fabric.

  • The fit is really good and I love the fabric and buttons, gorgeous dress. x

  • This is a stunning dress on you!! I LOVE the print and your trim really stands out and adds an extra touch of glamour. Can’t wait to see what you make next!


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