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Novelty Print Fun!

August 16, 2012

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.

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

  2. 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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