In the Good Old Summertime….

by Edelweiss Patterns

in Vintage Sewing

Hello, Ladies!

I love making dresses for all times of the year, but there’s nothing quite as marvelous as sewing a dress for summer.  Summer seems to have been made for sundresses and picnics, and when you can sew your own dresses the possibilities are really endless as to what styles of summer frocks you can wear!

I was looking down, not blinking in this photo. :)

This number was made from a vintage Butterick design which is quite rare – at the moment I can’t find even one copy of it for sale online!  The style is so cute with the circular skirt and bodice tucks, Peter Pan collar and curved empire waist seam.

Eyelet seemed the logical fabric to use, so I chose ivory as it can be accessorized with so many summery colors.  The dress closes with a side zipper, and there are functioning buttons from the neck down to the empire waist seam.

To see lots more pictures, you can visit my blog post about this frock. :)

Happy sewing!

Katrina ~ Edelweiss Patterns

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Anthea June 30, 2013 at 3:22 pm

that dress is gorgeous! Love the tucks!

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Katrina @ Edelweiss Patterns June 30, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Thank you!

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Vintager June 30, 2013 at 5:42 pm

The tucks in the dress are nice details.

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Annie June 30, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Absolutely beautiful!

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Stacey Stitch July 1, 2013 at 3:27 am

This is stunning :D

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Yulia July 1, 2013 at 3:31 am

This is soooooo pretty))) Are you wearing a petticoat underneath? Is it selfmade or ready?

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Katrina @ Edelweiss Patterns July 1, 2013 at 6:59 pm

Hi, Yulia!

Thank you. :) Yes, I’m wearing a gigantic petticoat underneath! I made it myself from no pattern in particular, and kept adding more and more layers of tulle over the gathered crinoline until it was as pouffy as I was hoping for.

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unlabelled clothes July 1, 2013 at 4:28 am

It looks so pretty & romantic. The tucks are lovely.

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tanyamaile July 1, 2013 at 8:40 am

Quite lovely!

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mariebayarea July 3, 2013 at 1:10 am

Wow! I’m completely charmed

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