The Daphne Dress

by ooobop on July 24, 2012 · 13 comments

in 1970s,Children,Dresses,Kids,Pattern Drafting,Vintage Sewing

Daphne from Scooby Doo dressMy daughter was invited to a ‘Scooby Doo’ party and she wanted to go as Daphne! To be honest, I’m glad she didn’t want to be Scooby!

I used a long sleeve T-shirt pattern from an old Burda Style Magazine, issue 10/2010, making a few adjustments: I changed the button placket to a v-neck, I shortened the sleeves, I lengthened the top to a dress, shaping it a little from the waist, and added some bias trim for a touch of authenticity! The fabric was just over a metre of cotton stretch jersey and that included a hairband too. The scarf is half a metre of lime green polyester. A little light relief from some of the more complex vintage patterns I’ve been playing with. In fact… quite fancy one of these myself!! Also blogged over at ooobop!

 

 

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Foster July 24, 2012 at 6:27 pm

So very darling. Glad it was an easy costume!

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ooobop! July 25, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Thanks Foster… me too! :-)

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learningnewtricks July 24, 2012 at 11:04 pm

She’s so adorable! Love what you did to make the Daphne dress.

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ooobop! July 25, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Thank you LNT :-)

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Rosie O'Grady July 24, 2012 at 11:38 pm

She looks so cute and the dress is very professionally done.

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ooobop! July 25, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Thank you Rosie. It’s a whole new ball game working with my sidecutter foot! Jersey is officially not scary anymore!! :-)

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EmSewCrazy July 25, 2012 at 9:50 am

Aww, she’s super cute! What a fun little dress!

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ooobop! July 25, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Thank you so much Em :-)

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Lizzy July 25, 2012 at 1:06 pm

It is very cute! you did a great job, she looks very cute! and yes! it was great she didn’t want to be scooby hehehe :D

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ooobop! July 25, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Thanks Lizzy! :-)

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A.J.A. July 25, 2012 at 4:22 pm

This is perfect! Lucky girl! You did a great job!

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ooobop! July 25, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Awww… thanks AJA :-)

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Jill July 31, 2012 at 9:09 pm

You are totally the coolest mom ever!

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