Granny Floral Dress

by Stephanie on June 9, 2013 · 17 comments

in 1950s,Dresses,Hats

When I showed my husband the fabric I planned to use for this dress, he said it looked Granny. Lol! So I proudly call this my Granny dress! (He liked the final product regardless.) ;-) I used Retro Butterick 6582.

Since this was my Easter dress, I had to get an Easter bonnet to go along with it. I found a great little vintage hat for $8, and added some of my own embellishments.

More pics and details on my blog here. :-)

 

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I'm a self-taught, retro-loving Francophile from Austin married to the Frenchman of my dreams, and blessed to get to basically stay home and sew all day. Although I grew up around it, I didn't learn to sew until I was in my mid 20s...it must be in the blood, though, because I got hooked pretty quickly. I started out mostly making aprons I designed myself and selling them in my Etsy shop, but now I'm kind of obsessed with making dresses. I have a special love for anything from the 40s, 50s, and early 60s, and I also love Regency and Victorian inspired looks. I've started to get over my fear of using patterns, and since I enjoy seeing other people's projects here so much, thought I'd jump on in and share mine too.

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mariebayarea June 9, 2013 at 1:02 am

Your dress is beautiful. That floral print is so pretty. And I’m dying over your stylish little vintage hat. What a steal!

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Stephanie June 9, 2013 at 8:18 pm

I really lucked out on the hat!

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Anthea June 9, 2013 at 3:01 am

Very cute! I love your hat!

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Stephanie June 9, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Thanks! :-)

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OnePerfectDay June 9, 2013 at 6:47 am

Love it!
Love the fabric too.

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Stephanie June 9, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Thank you!

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brocobelle June 9, 2013 at 8:43 am

You look beautiful.

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Stephanie June 9, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Thanks!

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Anonymous June 9, 2013 at 2:49 pm

I’m usually not a floral fan, but this fabric is really pretty. Care to share where you acquired it? lol. Your dress turned out beautifully and the hat is perfect.

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Stephanie June 9, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Thanks! And sure, it was just a regular quilting cotton from Joann’s. :-)

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Maria Olshin June 9, 2013 at 9:21 pm

I don’t think it’s Granny at all, in fact, your fabric has a definite Japanese vibe. The flowers are peonies and chrysanthemums, very typical, and just lovely!

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Elizabeth June 10, 2013 at 1:46 am

I knew I recognized that fabric!! I keep looking at it at Joann’s, wondering if I should make a dress with it. It looks lovely made up.
And I have the pattern, too. It’s been in my stash forever. I’d like to do the fitted version with the bows, in a silk dupioni, as a special occasion dress.
Definitely more Japanese than granny! Lovely dress.

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Bea June 10, 2013 at 2:39 am

Great outfit, very pretty dress and the hat is to die for. Great work. I love your hair do, too. Perfection!

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tanyamaile June 10, 2013 at 7:46 am

Love everything about you outfit and especially the “granny” dress!

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Emily June 10, 2013 at 9:54 am

It’s a wonderful dress and I love the hat too!

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Budziak June 10, 2013 at 2:04 pm

That fabric is so not granny fabric! I HAVE IT! Hahaha.

I have yet to make anything out of it but I was thinking it’d make a great skirt to a dress with a mustard yellow waistline and white top. I love your outfit!

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Katherine June 10, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Granny? Ppppsssshaw! <– that’s my attempt at spelling a dismissive noise.

It turned out lovely – well done!

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