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Another Simplicity 4640

Here it is, finally done! A couple snafus but no dress is complete without them. I seamed the back to save fabric (I really should not have, I think that was where my snug shoulders come into play). It’s a bit smaller than the other one I made, only by about 1/2 inch. The only thingS I changed were lengthening the bodice by an inch and snipping off the pointy bottom bodice detail and adding cuffs.

The fabric was pretty easy to sew and I love that I won’t have to iron it. I had planned on making a belt from the chambray but I like the look of it as it is.

About the author: 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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  • Katrina - Edelweiss Patterns April 28, 2012, 11:55 pm

    Oh, it’s so cute, Alice! Gingham makes the most adorable vintage dresses, and I love the way you laid out the checks in back.

    Happy sewing!


  • Renie April 29, 2012, 5:00 pm

    The dress looks great; it is very becoming on you. I wasn’t sure I was going to like your proposed blue on the sleeves and on the collar, but I do! It makes the dress! Congrats!

  • Spikklubba April 30, 2012, 8:26 am

    That turned out so cute, and I agree with you on the belt.

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