Polka dot dresss

by Semtele on January 9, 2013 · 9 comments

in 1960s


I have been watching this site for a while and as a New Year’s resolution, I decided to make a post here. So here it is.

I made my own pattern for this dress, it is very easy pattern, just two darts and that is all. ¬†Hardest part was to sew in the lining, because I didn’t want any visible seams around armholes (hope you understand what I mean :) ) So it was bit stressfull for me, but I did it! Do you have any idea how to make it easily and whithout swearing?

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I love all things vintage, specially 60s and 50s era. I usually make my own patterns, but when I'm using some original pattern it is from Burda. I have been sewing for 2 years now. I'm fro Prague in Czech Republic

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Sewing Sveta January 9, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Very nice dress! I like dots, collar and lining%)


Leigh Ann January 9, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Very pretty. I love the red lining!


Housewife Betty January 9, 2013 at 10:36 pm

So cute! I am a sucker for a peter pan collar, and the red lining is a lovely surprise!

I understand your pain. I am currently swearing through a lining for a 1951 smoking jacket for my husband. I had to put it down and back away slowly….


Erika January 10, 2013 at 2:05 am

So cute! I love polka dots!


Brooke January 10, 2013 at 11:04 am

Adorable! The collar is the perfect detail for the simple shape! I love the red lining – it’s always fun to know there’s a surprise inside, even if no one else sees it. =)

I understand not wanting any top-stitching around the arm holes. I’m not sure how you finished them, but I like to sew a strip of bias (made from the outer fabric) around the edge and through both the outer & lining fabrics. Then I clip around the hole’s seam allowance and turn the bias in to the inside, and hand-stitch the bias to the lining only. You can’t see the stitches and there’s a little bit of the outer fabric on the inside edge. (Hope that makes sense!)


Semtele January 10, 2013 at 11:23 am

Thanky you! I don’t know why, but I like difrent colour of lining.

I think I know what you mean, but I find it bit tough for me to hand stitch it to the lining only, I always stitch it with the outer fabric and I’m lazy to repair it :D


Miss Crayola Creepy January 10, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Wow, I LOVE it!!!!


MerelyMarie January 12, 2013 at 9:23 am

Great job on the red lining! Super cute dress!


Rebecca February 7, 2013 at 6:33 pm

So cute! Well done!!!


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