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Estate Sale Dress


This is my first post here on WeSewRetro, so thanks for having me!

I love hunting for old things at thrift stores, antique shops, and yard sales. I recently went to my first estate sale and brought home loads of fabric and other sewing goodies.

Inspired by my lucky haul, I put together this quick dress using some soft, lightweight plaid fabric, a pack of navy bias tape, and 1969 McCall’s 9735, all from the estate sale. As you can see, I added a collar and a little waist tie.


More details over on my blog, Sewin’ Steady. Feel free to pop in and say hi. 🙂


About the author: Hi, I’m Sue. I like sewing and making things and am a lover of all things vintage. After dabbling lightly in sewing while growing up, I returned to my old craft in 2010 looking for a casual hobby and ignited a passion. I’m now officially obsessed and suffer from frequent fits of nerdy, sewing-related daydreams. Since I lack real-life sewing friends to share with, I turned to the internets for an outlet …and here I am. 🙂

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  • D'ellis May 3, 2012, 7:00 pm

    Welcome, and congratulations on a great retro dress! Sounds like a great sale for you, and more lovely photos in future for everyone to enjoy.

  • Lynda May 3, 2012, 7:33 pm

    I love the fabric you’ve chosen – a new vintage classic is born, for next to nothing!

  • A.J.A. May 3, 2012, 8:50 pm

    This is darling! Good call on adding the collar. Welcome!

  • silverstah May 3, 2012, 10:05 pm

    Welcome – and the dress is darling!

  • Lizzy May 4, 2012, 11:25 am

    Lovely dress

  • Damia May 4, 2012, 4:53 pm

    I love the addition of the collar!!! Great use of plaid fabric too!

  • Claudia May 11, 2012, 9:29 am

    I like your version of the pattern. Nice work, and welcome!

  • jolie June 9, 2012, 3:08 am

    vintage will always be in vouge. the fabric chosen by you is very classy and chic.keep up the good work and thanks for sharing!

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