Novelty Print Fun!

by Starspangledheart on August 16, 2012 · 6 comments

in 1960s,Dresses,Vintage Sewing

The Facts:

Fabric: quilting fabric ($5.50/yd)
Pattern: Simplicity 4326
Year: early 1960s
Notions: buttons
First worn: August 2012
Wear again? Yes! And I’ll probably sew with this pattern again! It’s a great shirtwaist dress pattern and fits me wonderfully! With a different collar, it could easily work for 50s too.
Total cost: ~$20

Shirtwaist dresses are so fun!

When I saw this little girl print at JoAnn’s I thought it was just perfect for a novelty print shirtwaist dress.

And this outfit wouldn’t be nearly as fun without my new me-made giant crinoline! More details on my blog.

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I'm a 20 something Chemistry professor who loves the fashions of the 30s, 40s and 50s. I'm also completely obsessed with Downton Abbey. Aside from sewing, I also love to knit, scrapbook and read.

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LittleBlackCar August 16, 2012 at 11:24 am

OK, that is just too cute for words! Isn’t being able to sew and make your own super-incredibly-awesome clothing fantastic?

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LittleBlackCar August 16, 2012 at 11:25 am

Wow. Grammar fail. Sorry. You know what I mean, though.

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Lizzy August 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Very cute fabric!! and your dress is cute too!

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Joni August 16, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Shut UP! My girls’ Easter dresses a few years back were made from that very fabric. I still have yards and yards of it left. Why haven’t I made it into a dress for myself? Maybe I will!

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EmSewCrazy August 17, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Love the fabric! What a fun dress!

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Zoe August 20, 2012 at 4:59 am

This is TOO CUTE! Such a great use of the amazing fabric xx

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