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

 

 Follow me on the blog to see more photos!

 

• 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


Love what you've seen so far? Subscribe by email to receive all the week's posts delivered to your inbox in one big glorious email every Friday.

Inbox overflowing? Follow us on Bloglovin instead!

Find the WeSewRetro crew chatting on Facebook and sharing pretties on Pinterest.

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!

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

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

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

    Reply
  • Derp- just found it!

    Reply
    • Where is it?

      Reply
  • Cute dress and cute fabric! Good job!

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

    Reply
  • Oh I love it!!

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

    Reply

Don’t Be Shy » Leave a Comment!

« LAST POST

NEXT POST »