Floral Minidress – McCall’s 2185

by lladybird on April 5, 2012 · 2 comments

in 1960s,Dresses

Here’s another dress to add to my closet – a cute little minidress, in a pretty watercolor floral :)

Floral Minidress

I used McCall’s 2185 from 1969, in the shorter length, and pulled another 1/2″ or so off the waist seams for a more fitted look. The hips, on the other hand, had to be let out to the smallest 1/4″ seam (and they are still a little tight – definitely not A-line! Ugh!). I originally planned on making the matching fabric belt buuut I got frustrated & ripped a hole in my fabric… fake leather turquoise belt will do :) Hehe!

Floral Minidress
The fabric was given to me by a friend’s grandmother, so it may very well be vintage too! It is very sheer, so it is underlined with white batiste.

Floral Minidress

Floral Minidress

I’m not 100% thrilled with it buuut it is a nice little dress that will be cool in the summer so I can’t complain!

More pictures & info at my blog, LLADYBIRD.

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ben268 April 5, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Cute dress, looks good on you.


BanjerGal April 5, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Yep! Total cuteness. Love the fabric, very fun & stylish. Nice!


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