1950s | Dresses | Hats

Granny Floral Dress

June 9, 2013

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. 🙂


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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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