Non-traditional Nautical

I just love nautical things! I love it even more when it’s in a non-traditional color scheme.

Tada! I love wearing coral! So fun!

I used Simplicity 2801 c. 1949 with a combo of the cuff from view 1 and the pockets from view 2. (Because what dress can’t be improved with pockets?)

Initially, I had planned on a solid dress with no trim but it was just too much coral. So out came the nautical braid and a nice white belt to break up the dress a bit.

It was a lot of work getting the trim to be straight and even but it was so worth it! More photos here.

• Meet the Author • Starspangledheart

I'm a 20 something Chemistry professor 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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8 comments… add one

  • I’m obsessed with coral this season. :-D The white piping details are really a fantastic addition to this dress. They make it extra special.

  • Wow! You did an amazing job! I love the color. The whole dress really flatters you!

  • This is beautiful!

  • Oh law, that is perfection.

  • The sleeves! You did a fabulous job, as usual. It would have been so easy to make this in navy but the coral was inspired.

  • The trim you chose is perfect, and I love nautical touches! Super cute!

  • Very, very lovely.

  • This is lovely!


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