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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!


Bodice yoke


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

{ 10 comments… add one }
  • Dellis September 18, 2012, 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!

  • lunefantasy September 19, 2012, 1:56 am

    it’s very beautiful, the fabric is really lovely

  • Noelle September 19, 2012, 2:40 am

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

  • Noelle September 19, 2012, 2:40 am

    Derp- just found it!

    • LittleBlackCar September 19, 2012, 8:37 am

      Where is it?

  • EmSewCrazy September 19, 2012, 12:31 pm

    Cute dress and cute fabric! Good job!

  • Viola Brentwood September 20, 2012, 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, 11:01 pm

    Oh I love it!!

  • Patricia Sloup September 24, 2012, 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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