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My first summer dress of 2013

vintage style rockabilly dressI used the bodice section from Simplicity 2442 for this dress but omitted the rouched layer on the midriff. The fabric was far too busy to add any more detail! The midriff really does give a flattering shape. It’s one of my favourite vintage-style features. The straps on this pattern curve inwards to create a sweetheart style neckline and crossover at the back which is a lovely feature too. A 50’s  rockabillyesque, vintage style tea dress was what I was after and I think it pretty much fits that bill.

crossover straps on vintage style dress

I didn’t really like the suggested style of the skirt pattern so I created my own dirndl skirt. It is very full with a 3 metre hem! I dutifully hand-hemmed it too!

vintage style floral dress

With very special thanks to my mister for taking the photos. For more of the same and some more details please hop over to ooobop!

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  • Evie April 15, 2013, 2:21 pm

    The dress is gorgeous and you are absolutely adorable!!

  • Sara Davies April 15, 2013, 3:21 pm

    Your dress is beautiful! You look fantastic in it 🙂

  • tanya maile April 15, 2013, 3:41 pm

    Absolutely smashing!

  • Hanne April 15, 2013, 4:30 pm

    Amazing! You look stunning!
    I love the fabric.

    • ooobop! April 18, 2013, 6:38 pm

      Thank you Hanne. I love the fabric too. I’ve been told that a turquoise version exists too. Sounds yummy!

  • The Sew Convert April 15, 2013, 9:38 pm

    You look adorable and the dress is so pretty and fun!

    • ooobop! April 18, 2013, 6:39 pm

      Thank you. It does feel fun to wear!

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  • lunefantasy April 16, 2013, 12:51 am

    so lovely and gorgeous !

  • SueC April 16, 2013, 5:58 am

    What a pretty dress and you look so gorgeous. And love your glasses too!

    • ooobop! April 18, 2013, 6:40 pm

      Thank you Sue. Recently got those glasses from RetroPeepers! Great frames on there 🙂

  • Melody April 16, 2013, 8:22 am

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

    Such a perfect summer dress on such a perfect person!

  • Anthea April 16, 2013, 11:10 am

    Wow, love the dress!

  • mariebayarea April 16, 2013, 9:58 pm

    I die!

  • Linda Kennedy April 17, 2013, 2:09 pm

    Your dress is gorgeous, well done. Love the “photo shoot” too, brilliant!

    Linda xx

    • ooobop! April 18, 2013, 6:41 pm

      Thank you so much Linda. I have a very obliging boyf who is very handy with a camera!

  • Stephanie Anderson May 1, 2013, 9:35 am

    You captured the look of rockabilly clothing and a “50′s rockabillyesque, vintage style tea dress” perfectly! Love it!

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