Horrockses vintage dress

Good morning 🙂

I made this vintage Butterick dress a little while back. Thought you might like to see it as the fabric is Horrockses, from the V & A.


It was pretty straight forward – although I literally had to squeeze the waist ties out of the last bits of fabric and do pleats instead of gathers to make it work.. that’ll teach me to not buy enough! 🙂


All in all though, I was happy with the results and love the fabric!

I look forward to seeing more of your creations soon… what are you making?

If you want to see more of my projects.. or tutorials.. pop over to my blog www.lucylovesya.com

Lucy xx

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9 comments… add one

  • I LOVE the fabric you chose for the dress! So cute! I will check out your blog now.

  • Thanks Jamie 🙂 x

  • What’s the V & A? I love this dress. Such a great use of the pattern for the waist. I <3 it all!

  • So lovely fabric, I’ve bought one of these when I’ve went in London two years
    Ago. The museum is a tiresome to find some beautiful fabrics!
    Your dress is beautiful

  • love it

  • Thanks everyone!! The V & A is the Victoria and Albert Museum, Michelle. It is a dreamy place to visit! xx

  • I LOVE that fabric and wish I could get hold of some – I have the book about the history of Horrockses, and it features a photo of one of their dresses in that fabric. You can’t get floral stripes any more.

  • Gorgeous dress, Lucy!

  • Lovely dress and fabric.


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