Vintage Ruffles and Woodland Walks

by made with hugs and kisses on June 26, 2013 · 4 comments

in Dresses

This week I will be spending my Saturday with one of my sewing friends searching craft stalls and attending an amazing vintage fair in Liverpool. It is apparently going to be bigger and better than ever with a vintage hair and beauty parlour, live vintage music and more stalls than ever before selling clothing accessories and ,my favourite, patterns and fabrics!

So if anyone lives Liverpool way you should come along to St Georges Hall and see what treasures you can find, and keep your eyes peeled for me and say hello! I will be wearing a big poofy 50′s red polka dot dress which I will post about once I have taken pictures :D

Anyway, knowing that I will be attending another vintage fair got me thinking about the last one I went to and the wonderful things I came home with, in particular some beautiful vintage fabric.

It was the softest thing I had ever felt with a beautiful texture and a subtle dotty theme. I was in love and it was such a bargain. Now I don’t know what era it is from exactly, the stall I bought it from had all different sewing notions, many dating waaaay back and some slightly more recent. Patterns are much easier to date, thanks to the wonders of the internet, but I have never tried dating fabric, ┬áin fact is there even any way of doing this?

Needless to say I was eager to put this fabric to use and here is what I created with it:

Check out my original blog post for more pictures :D

And keep your fingers crossed for me, I am hoping I get some good luck this weekend and find myself some more vintage treasures

Happy Sewing

Hannah from Made With hugs and Kisses

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Hi there, I'm Hannah Smith! I taught myself to sew about 5 years ago and haven't looked back since. I love to dabble in all things creative from sewing to jewellery making to baking and crochet. My crafting addiction has led to me to develop a hoarding problem, most recently of vintage patterns :D Follow my adventures over on the Made with Hugs and Kisses Blog xXx

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Dellis June 26, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Lovely dress & fabric, Hannah! Thanks for sharing.
Oh, to be near Liverpool, and browse all those luscious stalls.


EmSewCrazy June 29, 2013 at 7:48 pm

That is an ADORABLE dress! Hope you found some great stuff at Liverpool!


Housewife Betty July 6, 2013 at 10:55 pm

Really cute and fresh! I really love the addition of the pockets. Easy and casual, but I could also see this with a cardigan thrown over it if you are going somewhere more formal.


Francie July 7, 2013 at 6:33 pm

The camisole – midriff – dirndl – midi came back into style in the late ’70s and I sewed my share of them. Yours is just beautiful – the fabric is perfect. Because it was vintage, it was probably fun to sew, too. (The fabrics of other eras had more body, or something?!)


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