Fresh from the machine

by Ginny on February 23, 2012 · 4 comments

in 1950s,Children,Dresses,Jumpers / Pinafores

I just finished up this dress for the little one, from Butterick 7410 (1950s- shown right below).

It’s effectively a mini version of a suspender skirt I made for myself last year: what I had left from that was only really big enough pieces for something like this, and I used the same lining, buttons and construction methods even. It’s fully lined with the tartan in the bodice and red lining in the skirt. I added a narrow net ruffle to the underskirt for a little extra oomph.

My obsessive pattern matching on the horizontal stripes:

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Samantha February 23, 2012 at 8:47 pm

That is absolutely adorable.


Katherine February 23, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Unbearably cute. Nice work!


Katrina - Edelweiss Patterns February 23, 2012 at 9:41 pm

OH, that is adorable! Too absolutely cute!

Happy sewing,



Time and again February 24, 2012 at 2:08 pm

What great colours! Very cute and twirly!


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