Gingham is Great!

by Starspangledheart

in 1940s,Buttons,Dresses

I love gingham! It’s such a classic look. So when I wanted to make a simple summer dress just right for those hottest of summer days, I chose a black and white gingham cotton.

Fabric: black and white gingham cotton ($4/yd)
Pattern: Simplicity 2502
Year: 1948
Notions: buttons (from stash)
Hours to complete: 6-ish
First worn: May 2012
Total cost: ~$12

I had some fun with the seam finishes and special vintage construction details.

Black and white striped bias tape!

Sneaky hidden buttons in the fly front!

There are more photos and construction details over on the blog.

Also, I’m destashing some plus sized vintage patterns c. 1950s-1970s. If any of you would be interested in giving them a new home, check out all of the details here.

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I'm a 20 something graduate chemistry student who loves the fashions of the 30s, 40s and 50s. I'm also completely obsessed with Downton Abbey. Aside from sewing, I also love to knit, scrapbook and read.

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mariebayarea May 7, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Perfect summer fabric. You look so cute in your summer dress and those cool sandals.

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carmencitab May 8, 2013 at 2:06 am

Awesome dress, superior finish! Congrats!

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