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Vintage Barkcloth Peony

Hey guys I recently came across some beautiful vintage barkcloth from a local antique store, pictured below.

I only had 2 metres of the grey fabric on the right and managed to squeeze out a Colette Peony from it!

Here it is made up –

And the back


I know it’s not a vintage pattern but thought you guys might like to see the pretty fabric made into a dress. I haven’t decided what to make with the green and coral fabric yet, but there’s 3 metres of it so I have a lot more options!

Thanks for looking 🙂


About the author: Crazy cat lady with a penchant for all things floral and vintage inspired

{ 15 comments… add one }
  • mariebayarea June 16, 2013, 2:51 am

    It’s beautiful

  • BobbinBombshell June 16, 2013, 3:45 am

    So pretty!

  • bernie June 16, 2013, 4:19 am

    So nice. I love the way yo make peony match on the back. Really great job and nice dress.

  • Noelle June 16, 2013, 6:44 am

    Looks wonderful! I love the placement of the flowers.

  • Bea June 16, 2013, 7:14 am

    Beautiful dress, I’m in love with the fabric. Great work!

  • Foamofdays June 16, 2013, 7:39 am

    Ow, I love that fabric! Beautiful!

  • Sewingthe60s June 16, 2013, 8:39 am

    Its a gorgeous dress none the less and looks lovely against the garden.
    Congrats on the vintage store find. I can never seem to find anything more that 1 meter at the opp shops.
    Great work!

  • Marie June 16, 2013, 8:40 am

    So, so gorgeous! And the fit of your Peony is totally perfect!

  • Claire June 16, 2013, 11:02 am

    What a fabulous find – gorgeous fabric! I love your dress too – it looks lovely!

  • Amy Mayen June 16, 2013, 11:05 am

    I’m in love with your dress! I adore vintage fabrics! I tend to use modern patterns with my vintage fabrics, that way nothing feels too dated. You look lovely 🙂

  • Patricia Perry June 16, 2013, 3:13 pm


  • lunefantasy June 16, 2013, 3:32 pm

    So beautiful, you look amazing

  • Yulia June 16, 2013, 11:50 pm

    I love the fabric!!! And the dress itself looks so cute – it does have a vintage 60’s feeling.

  • tanyamaile June 17, 2013, 7:42 am

    I love this so much!!!!! That fabric I gorgeous and looks so wonderful in that pattern.

  • Ange June 19, 2013, 10:54 pm

    I love it! I ticks all the vintage dress boxes for me, I love the neck line, it has to be one of my favourite cuts.

    And the front panel pleats, such a great touch, you’ve made a nice job of it, so cool to be able to make something work with so little fabric!

    Thanks for sharing.

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