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BBQ Season

May 10, 2013

I just adore the summer! And when I saw this cute retro 50s inspired BBQ print fabric, I just had to have it!

Fabric: quilting cotton ($5/yd)
Pattern: Vintage Vogue 2960
Year: 1954
Notions: black piping, covered buttons
Hours to complete: 12
First worn: May 2012
Total cost: $30

I’ve seen quite a few versions of this dress around but most are on less chesty gals. If you need an FBA, you’ll definitely want to do a muslin since the underbust seam makes the fitting a bit more difficult. This was my first time sewing with a vintage Vogue reprint and it was much less intimidating than I thought it would be.

Loads more photos, and detailed construction notes over on the blog.

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  1. Oh my WORD, now that is a great dress. I can’t resist a fun novelty cotton, they make the most amazing vintage dresses!

  2. That’s a great dress, and it fits you perfectly! Well done! (which I guess could be a bbq pun, but was not intended as such haha)

  3. Your fabric is the CUTEST! (I’m a sucker for novelty prints.) Love the style lines of the dress you chose to make with your fabric! It’s so fun and pretty! =)

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