1950s-60s Summer Dress

Hello! I am Viola, one of the Brentwood Lane sisters (Viv Me and Vera). This is my first post on WE SEW RETRO so I hope you enjoy it.

This summer (it’s not over yet and still warm where I am!) I wanted to make and easy-to-wear summer dress and I think I accomplished that. Although I used modern fabric and a modern pattern, I still wanted a vintage look. Speaking of the fabric, I picked a Swiss Dot floral print. I must admit that I like it a whole lot better when it is all sewn up than a piece of yardage! As always with me, I snuck in a pocket.

Right-side pocket!


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• Meet the Author • Viola

I love to sew....need I say more? I also have a blog with my vintage-loving sisters. www.brentwoodlane.blogspot.com

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10 comments… add one

  • Welcome, and thank you for sharing your lovely dress!
    Really like the fabric – care to share its origin?
    Agree that pockets are a must!

    • I got it at my local JoAnn fabric store about 1-2 years ago.

  • it’s very beautiful, the fabric is really lovely

  • Gorgeous! Love the fabric!
    Am I blind- I can’t see the link to your blog anywhere!

  • Derp- just found it!

    • Where is it?

  • Cute dress and cute fabric! Good job!

  • You can find it in the box at the end of the post where it says “Viola’s website” :)

  • Oh I love it!!

  • Your dress is so cute! I was curious as to what pattern you used. Would you mind sharing?


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