Simplicity Summer Dresses

I finished both of these a while ago, but it took me ages to take the photos!

I used Simplicity 4491. I can’t recommend this pattern enough! It’s such a nice basic style, goes together fairly quickly and is so flattering.

Close up of the cherry blossom pattern, and hand-made belt (with vintage bakelite buckle).

I just noticed how similar the colors in these fabrics are!

This one is Simplicity 3945, it’s a wrap dress:

Generally I like this pattern, and I tend not to be all that crazy about wrap dresses. My only complaint is that is uses a lot of fabric (especially if you have a pattern to match up)!


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  • Love them both! Beautiful!

  • Lovely dresses, I love the fabric of both of them!

  • These are both adorable – love the patterns and your fabric choices!!!

  • Okay, you and I must be psychic twins! Simplicity 3945 was the VERY FIRST vintage pattern I ever bought (and I still haven’t made it up, shame on me). AND I have a vintage Forties housedress made out of the exact same fabric you used for your second dress!

  • I love the dresses, but I LOVE those red shoes!

  • Oh, how beautiful! What feminine, elegant simplicity. I love the prints and the shoes, and your hairstyle is quite cute as well. : )

    Keep up the fabulous work!


  • I love them both, but the cherry blossoms are my favorite! I think I need something in a cherry blossom print :)

  • Thank you for the great feedback everyone!

    The shoes are Me Too Felisa – cutest, most comfortable pair of 3-1/2″ heels ever!

  • I LOVE these dresses!!!

  • I love them both, but I’m particularly impressed with the silhouette you’ve got going with the first. You must have a great petticoat!


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