Peggy Wood Tribute Dress

by Cindy on June 27, 2012 · 9 comments

in 1950s,1960s,Dresses,Pattern Drafting

I draped this dress based off of a Peggy Wood sarong spotted here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/93234828/r-e-s-e-r-v-e-d-vintage-1950s-rare-peggy

The bodice is nearly identical except that I omitted the shirring on the back as I had bad luck with the elastic on my last attempt. Next time I think I will try it with the border print and a sarong skirt instead of my tnt self draped circle skirt.

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Lizzy June 27, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Nice job! I like your dress!

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Cindy June 27, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Thanks Lizzy!

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Foster June 27, 2012 at 12:43 pm

So cute! You did a lovely job!

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Cindy June 28, 2012 at 8:34 am

Thanks Foster!

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learningnewtricks June 28, 2012 at 12:06 am

Love your dress, and the inspiration for it. Not sure what problems you were having with shirring, but here is a post that addresses shirring problems — hope they help with yours.

SOLVING SHIRRING PROBLEMS – TENSION
http://gigglesmum-creativeheart.blogspot.com/2009/10/shirring-problems-i-cracked-it.html

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Cindy June 28, 2012 at 8:37 am

Thank you Learningnewtricks! And thank you for the shirring tutorial. I will try that one next.

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EmSewCrazy June 28, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Very nice! Looks like you did an amazing job with the draping! I am jealous! It fits you beautifully!

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Cindy June 29, 2012 at 10:12 am

Thanks Emsewcrazy! It’s projects like these that make all of the tears worth it.

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learningnewtricks July 4, 2012 at 3:48 pm

If you didn’t solve your shirring problems, here’s yet another tutorial for addressing this issue.
http://prudentbaby.com/2010/03/baby-kid/sweet-shirred-summer-dress-pattern-2/

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