Red Pinafore Dress – Style 4782

by Nicole Needles on September 13, 2012 · 6 comments

in 1970s,Dresses,Vintage Sewing

Style 4782, 1971

I made this dress (view 3 to be exact), quite a few weeks ago, but have been wearing it so much I haven’t had time to share it with you!

Here it is:

Little red dress, made out of mid-weight poly-cotton twill

A close up of the little pockets on the front:

The neckline is square, with a pointed seam running under the bust:

I wanted this dress to be really quick to make, so I left out lining and kept hand stitching to a minimum. I used a combination of French seams on the center front and back, and run and fell seams at the sides:

The only place I used hand sewing was to insert the zip, and to finish the neck facing and the hem, which I faced with a section of light poly-cotton cut to the shape of the skirt hem:

Close up of faced hemAnd that’s that! Take a look at my blog to see a few more pictures

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dellis September 13, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Lovely! Am pea green over your beautiful seams, as mine never look so even and professional. Any special secret you’d care to share?


Nicole Needles September 15, 2012 at 3:59 am

No real secret, just lots of trimming and pressing before I sew the seams.


Eva September 14, 2012 at 12:52 am

Very pretty.


Mrs. Crotty September 14, 2012 at 6:22 pm

You wear it very well, good job! Made this one several times back in the 70′s, wore them to high school. Great pattern.


EmSewCrazy September 14, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Very Cute! Love the red!


Molly September 16, 2012 at 7:57 pm

I have this pattern waiting for the right fabric to come along, so thrilled to see your lovely version! Hadn’t thought of twill.


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