The Novel Cover Dress

Hello again! Melissa here. Today I’m sharing a dress I actually made last summer. I was inspired by a dress from the cover of a 1950′s detective novel I came across. I loved it so much I decided to re-create it for myself. Here’s the inspiration:

The dress is made from a cotton broadcloth with white bias tape details. I cobbled together a couple of different patterns I had to get the right shape. It’s not exactly the same but I’m really happy with how it turned out!

Thanks for looking! You can check out some more details and pictures here on my blog, Scavenger Hunt.

-Melissa

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I'm a vintage-loving girl from California with an obsession with sewing, blogging, crafting, and thrifting!


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24 comments… add one

  • What an inspired idea and how clever of you!!! Your dress is absolutely gorgeous and so similar to the one on the cover…love it!

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  • You look stunning!
    I think it’s a really pretty dress!

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  • 1) Adorable!
    2) What a fun idea!

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  • That’s AWESOME! It looks fab on you! :) Thanks for sharing.

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  • Love it! Such a fab dress! Now, you need to go to Coney Island and recreate the pose! ;)

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  • I love it! WOW! I am very impressed and I think you totally captured the dress in your remake.. :)

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  • Great dress! Love the color and the white details

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  • What a great job! It’s beautiful. I think you captured the dress perfectly.

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  • This is fabulous!!

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  • The detailing really makes it happen! Love it!

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  • Wow! What a fun inspiration, and the dress looks awesome on you.

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  • Great job perfect fit! congratulations you look gorgeous in it.

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  • This is awesome! I think you did an excellent job of matching your inspiration!

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  • This is awesome melissa, u are sptalented

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  • Love it!

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  • Hubba hubba!

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  • It is such a great feeling to recreate a look that you really want, another good reason to learn to sew. Enjoy!

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  • This is fabulous

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  • What a beautiful job you did on this dress! I love it :)

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  • This is outstanding! I love everything about it!

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  • Wow, great replication! The colour and contrast are great. So fresh and cheerful for Summer. Awesome job! I love it.

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  • You look amazing! I want that dress!

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  • It’s gorgeous, and you look amazing in it!

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  • Fantastic! Great job!

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