Dress I have messed up)))

by Yulia on June 18, 2013 · 17 comments

in 1950s,Dresses,Vintage Sewing

Hey ya’ll))))

Here’s my sad-funny story about a dress. This one was made this February. Some years ago Mom gave me a huge ammount of old fabric. My guess is it was made in USSR, because it smells mad feels exactly like red pioneer scarf I used to wear at school (yep, I’m old enough to have been a part of Soviet pioneer organization – something like boy/girl -scouts. I guess I got in last couple of bunches of pioneers because 2 years after that organization stopped existing). Anyways, she gave it to me ’cause she didn’t know where to use it and it only looked good enough for curtains or something on that kind.

When I fell in love with vintage I immediately saw this fabric turning into a dress in my mind. So, again, I have dratfted the pattern based on a Soviet sewing book published in mid 5o’s.

The funny/sad part happened at the photoshoot. I have spilled wine on my dress and when I washed it all the colours got messed up. I surely loved the dress, but didn’t get too upset. I thought I would make a couple of new ones instead))).


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Hi! I was born in USSR, growing up in post-soviet-collapse-tough-ninties, nowdays living in capitalistic ;) Ukraine. My Mom was sewing for me and my sister, so we never looked like kids around. At that time I thought it was a thing showing off how poor we were. I grew up and started sewing because this was the only affordable way to dress for me. Now I do it because I love it. Not long ago I have fallen in love with the 50's. I draft my patterns based on old Soviet sewing books.

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Stephanie June 18, 2013 at 7:35 am

You are so cute! And the dress is darling! Can’t wait to see what you sew up next!


sati5000 June 18, 2013 at 8:59 am

The dress is gorgeous and I loved reading about it! :-)


Anne June 18, 2013 at 9:30 am

Wonderful dress! Please keep us posted on your next projects!


Katherine June 18, 2013 at 9:38 am

Our facebook fans have some tips for you on getting that stain out, Yulia: https://www.facebook.com/WeSewRetro :)


Yulia June 19, 2013 at 6:01 am

Thank you))))


Sue @ A Colourful Canvas June 18, 2013 at 11:31 am

Such a pretty dress! And the photo shoot is fantastic, so I was sorry to hear about the wine. Hope you can get the color sorted out.

Sue xo


Debbie June 18, 2013 at 11:37 am

I love the fabric and the dress design is perfect for it! So sad to have such a short dress life : )


Jay June 18, 2013 at 11:42 am

Love the dress, shame about the wine. Looking forward to what you make next.


Amy Mayen June 18, 2013 at 12:26 pm

I adore your fabric!


girliefrank June 18, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Oh my! Sad that it had to happen. Happy that you’ll be making another. This dress looks wonderful on you!


Sandy June 18, 2013 at 6:23 pm

I like your print fabric, it’s really pretty – but the dress fits so well, if you can’t get the wine stain out, it would be worth useing a dark dye (maroon, with your skin color?) and rescuing it that way!


mariebayarea June 18, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Oh no! I love your dress and photoshoot. I hate what happened to your beautiful dress. Maybe it can still be saved?


Elizabeth June 18, 2013 at 10:25 pm

That’s an absolutely darling dress! Awful to think it might end up The World’s Cutest Muslin. If there’s no other way to save it, I’d definitely try dyeing a leftover scrap and see how well the fabric takes the color.


Camelia Crinoline June 19, 2013 at 3:20 am

It’s beautiful. The fabric is fabulous. Such a shame that wine got spilled on it.


Yulia June 19, 2013 at 6:00 am

You all are being tooooo kind)))Actually the wine stain is gone… with the colour)))) So, I guess nothing is gonna help))). I was thinking about making another one like this in similar stye fabric. But I enjoyed the dress anyways))))


EmSewCrazy June 19, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Adorable! Sad it got ruined but what better excuse to make a new dress!


Marie June 20, 2013 at 7:44 am

This dress is soooo gorgeous and you’re too cute! Sorry to hear about the wine incident!


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