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Granny Floral Dress

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. 🙂


About the author: 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, 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!

  • Anthea June 9, 2013, 3:01 am

    Very cute! I love your hat!

  • OnePerfectDay June 9, 2013, 6:47 am

    Love it!
    Love the fabric too.

  • brocobelle June 9, 2013, 8:43 am

    You look beautiful.

  • Anonymous June 9, 2013, 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.

    • Stephanie June 9, 2013, 8:20 pm

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

  • Maria Olshin June 9, 2013, 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!

  • Elizabeth June 10, 2013, 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.

  • Bea June 10, 2013, 2:39 am

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

  • tanyamaile June 10, 2013, 7:46 am

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

  • Emily June 10, 2013, 9:54 am

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

  • Budziak June 10, 2013, 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!

  • Katherine June 10, 2013, 4:18 pm

    Granny? Ppppsssshaw! <-- that's my attempt at spelling a dismissive noise. It turned out lovely - well done!

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