Horrockses vintage dress

by LucyLovesYa on December 11, 2012 · 9 comments

in 1940s,1950s,Dresses,Vintage Sewing

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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Jamie "ChatterBlossom December 11, 2012 at 9:12 am

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


LucyLovesYa December 11, 2012 at 10:23 am

Thanks Jamie :) x


Michelle December 11, 2012 at 1:02 pm

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


Lunefantasy December 11, 2012 at 4:40 pm

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


LadyD December 12, 2012 at 9:53 am

love it


LucyLovesYa December 12, 2012 at 2:14 pm

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


SueC December 13, 2012 at 1:19 am

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.


annie December 13, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Gorgeous dress, Lucy!


Flying Purple Hippos December 21, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Lovely dress and fabric.


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