Vintage Barkcloth Peony

by Sew Lonnie on June 16, 2013 · 15 comments

in Vintage Sewing

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 :)

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mariebayarea June 16, 2013 at 2:51 am

It’s beautiful


BobbinBombshell June 16, 2013 at 3:45 am

So pretty!


bernie June 16, 2013 at 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 at 6:44 am

Looks wonderful! I love the placement of the flowers.


Bea June 16, 2013 at 7:14 am

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


Foamofdays June 16, 2013 at 7:39 am

Ow, I love that fabric! Beautiful!


Sewingthe60s June 16, 2013 at 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 at 8:40 am

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


Claire June 16, 2013 at 11:02 am

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


Amy Mayen June 16, 2013 at 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 at 3:13 pm



lunefantasy June 16, 2013 at 3:32 pm

So beautiful, you look amazing


Yulia June 16, 2013 at 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 at 7:42 am

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


Ange June 19, 2013 at 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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