Blue Rose Dress

by ErikaMadeIt on May 22, 2012 · 20 comments

in 1960s,Dresses,Jumbo Ric Rac,Vintage Sewing

This is my version of vintage butterick 9752. I used a paneled cotton jacquard, with a bright blue rose print. The fabric was a score from at only $ 3.99 a yard. The dress is a mix of butterick 9752 for the back and directions and my go to current pattern, simplicity 2444. I wanted the fit to be perfect so I used the modern pattern for the skirt and the front, and the back is a higher version of the scoopneck vintage pattern. I love that the butterick pattern called for jumbo ric rac. I have always wanted to use it! For more about this dress please visit my blog, ErikaMadeIt


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Anthea May 22, 2012 at 3:41 pm

I love the fabric! Nice dress!


Eileen May 22, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Gorgeous! I scored some of this fabric too and now I’m super inspired to make something wonderful with it! Thanks for sharing.


LIZZY May 22, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Just lovely!


paisleyapron May 22, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I gasped when I scrolled down to the picture of your dress. Fantastic!


Mainelydad May 22, 2012 at 8:50 pm

A-mazing! This is so gorgeous. Love the ric-rac.


Liz May 22, 2012 at 9:26 pm

That is stunning – and look how proud you look! Good on you!


EmSewCrazy May 22, 2012 at 9:54 pm

That is a fantastic dress! Just beautiful!


Lisa May 22, 2012 at 10:14 pm

So lovely! I saw this this morning and came back this evening to look at it again! (Ok, I also wanted to find the site where you bought the fabric).


A.J.A. May 22, 2012 at 10:26 pm

I have a slight obsession with fabric prints of blue roses. Needless to say, I love your dress :)


SueC May 23, 2012 at 2:10 am

Love it!


Miss Ava Kitten May 23, 2012 at 4:00 am

Absolutely stunning – I am going to act like a spoilt 3 year old and scream I WANT ONE!


Marie May 23, 2012 at 5:32 am

This is seriously stunning and I love all the details/trims you went to the trouble of adding! It gives it such a special feel!


Michelle Marie May 23, 2012 at 11:47 am

Eeek!! I love it so much. You did such a beautiful job, and I especially adore the ric rac you added to the edging. It screams SPRING IS HERE!! :)


Katherine May 23, 2012 at 12:11 pm

This is awesome. I’m making a jumbo ric rac category on the site in your honor ;)


ErikaMadeIt May 23, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Thanks everyone! I’m honored to inspire a ric rac category


FiftiesFrocks May 23, 2012 at 10:45 pm

This is absolutely stunning – well done! I’m a huge fan of boarder prints but it’s so hard to find a one as nice as this. And the style is perfect for it.
Along with everyone else I love the ric rac – I can’t believe I’ve never noticed it being used like this before!


Netty May 24, 2012 at 3:33 am

Totally adorable dress and the back of this is stunning!!!! I want this dress, lol…. or at least the fabric so I can make it… You did a gorgeous job on this and you look so cute!!


Handmade Jane May 24, 2012 at 9:11 am

It’s absolutely beautiful – I love the fabric (I’ve got a huge weak spot for blue rose prints!), the fifties style and the finishing touches. You should be really proud of yourself. x


Paloma May 24, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Lovely! I also saw this fabric but didn’t act quick enough to get any before it was gone. The pattern you used is perfect for it.


Katrina - Edelweiss Patterns May 25, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Oh, it’s gorgeous! Perfect use of colors and border prints!

Happy sewing,



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