Bow Print Dress

by Cynthia on March 14, 2012 · 15 comments

in Modern Patterns

So this isn’t a vintage pattern (I hope I don’t offend with my post), but made with Simplicity 2444. I think it has a definite vintage vibe and would be good for anyone who might not have access to vintage patterns to still get the *look* they want. The bodice features very striking angled darts, and the skirt is full and pleated.

I was trying to emulate the adorable Miss Zooey Deschanel, who has a look I think most of us must like. Modern, with a retro twist.

This dress was simple to make and I didn’t need to make any adjustments for fit. The inside is finished with french seams and the hem was catch-stitched by hand. If you’d like to see more photos and details hop on over to my blog Dapper Duds

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Bonita March 14, 2012 at 9:00 pm

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I think your dress is darling Cynthia – thanks for sharing. I love the fabric too, it’s so cute! And yes, it’s very reminiscent of Ms Zooey. Great job!

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D'ellis March 14, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Love this dress, and since pattern’s available, went right over to check it out. Darling finishing – such patience! (long sigh…)


Cynthia March 14, 2012 at 9:43 pm

You should definitely make it!


Reana Louise March 15, 2012 at 5:54 am

Aaaaaah so much cuteness and awesomeness! This dress is awesome!


Mainelydad March 15, 2012 at 6:29 am

Beautifully done. I went to your blog. The inside of the dress is as perfect as the outside! wow.


Sarah Lulu March 15, 2012 at 7:23 am

WOW! I absolutely love that fabric – it is perfect for the dress! love it! I went over to your blog, the dress is finished beautifully.


Erika March 15, 2012 at 7:58 am

Oooh lovely. I have some of that Marc Jacobs fabric too. Now you have inspired me to use it.


Cynthia March 15, 2012 at 10:33 am

You should! Cutest fabric ever. I still have a yard left, and I know I’m going to be a creep and hoard it until I find the perfect way to use up the rest.


Melynda March 15, 2012 at 8:19 am

Perfect. Lovely finish on the inside. Well done.


Lizzy March 15, 2012 at 12:52 pm

So lovely!! and the fabric is so cute! definitely it has a vintage vibe!


parismegs March 15, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Great dress – you wouldn’t know it wasn’t a vintage design – very nice :-)


karen March 15, 2012 at 7:19 pm

I love it and it DOES look vintage – great fabric choice too. Matching fabric with pattern is very difficult and so few people get it right. You did! Bravo!


Katrina - Edelweiss Patterns March 16, 2012 at 10:32 pm

So cute! I agree with Karen – it looks totally 1960s! You did a lovely job, and the style suits you well.

Happy sewing!



Jenni March 17, 2012 at 7:52 am

What a cute dress! Before I read anything, I thought, that is so Zoey Deschanel, so you definitely succeeded with that! :)


irem March 17, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I love it! You definitely inspired me to buy that pattern :)
happy sewing! :)


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