1950s-60s Summer Dress

by Viola on September 18, 2012 · 10 comments

in 1950s,1960s,Dresses,Vintage Sewing

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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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… read them below or add one }

Dellis September 18, 2012 at 10:25 pm

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


Viola Brentwood September 20, 2012 at 7:51 pm

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


lunefantasy September 19, 2012 at 1:56 am

it’s very beautiful, the fabric is really lovely


Noelle September 19, 2012 at 2:40 am

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


Noelle September 19, 2012 at 2:40 am

Derp- just found it!


LittleBlackCar September 19, 2012 at 8:37 am

Where is it?


EmSewCrazy September 19, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Cute dress and cute fabric! Good job!


Viola Brentwood September 20, 2012 at 7:53 pm

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


Jennifer Nelson September 20, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Oh I love it!!


Patricia Sloup September 24, 2012 at 10:10 am

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


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