Simplicity 2105

by technicolorcutie

in 1950s

In the attempt to expand Hawaiian pieces in my closet, I paired Simplicity 2105 pattern with this amazing fabric I found at Joann’s for 5$ a yard on sale!

This dress calls for a whopping 5 yards of fabric. I made this dress in white brocade fabric for Christmas. I cut all 4 skirt panels, which were impossible to sew unto the bodice. Each skirt panel is 35 inches in length (size 18). So, as you can imagine 140 inches of fabric sewn unto a 30 inch waist is quite bulky. This time I only sewed 2 panels. If you don’t wear a petticoat, it will be fine. However, if you like the shape of a stiff underskirt — I think I would recommend 3 panels. 2 panels of skirt plus the bodice called for 3 yards of fabric.

The dress itself was so easy to sew. I put it together in about 3 hours (cutting time included).

Full length

Walking with my 11 month old! This was the best picture I had of the back!

More of this dress on my Blog

Missy

http://www.technicolorcutie.com

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ksgentry August 20, 2013 at 10:04 pm

I love the dress! I don’t know if I have that pattern in my vintage stash but I definitely am going to check it out. I love Hawaiian prints, the colors are so vibrant. Great job!

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Technicolor Cutie August 22, 2013 at 6:39 pm

It was so easy to sew it! Hopefully it is in your stash! Thank you so much :)

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mariebayarea August 21, 2013 at 1:11 am

Pretty!

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Technicolor Cutie August 22, 2013 at 6:40 pm

<3 Thanks

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Hanne August 21, 2013 at 1:47 am

I love it! It’s a nice print and it looks great on you!

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Technicolor Cutie August 22, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Thank you so much Hanne :)

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Anonymous August 21, 2013 at 2:55 am

This is beautiful, you look lovely, very very very nice dress x

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Technicolor Cutie August 22, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Thank you so much for the kind words :)

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Lise Neely August 21, 2013 at 6:46 am

This is one of the cutest vintage dresses I’ve seen in a while – and the fabric makes it look festive but not sweet. Great job!

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Technicolor Cutie August 22, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Thank you so much!

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Candy August 21, 2013 at 7:07 am

Very cute.

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Technicolor Cutie August 22, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Thank you!

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Miss Crayola Creepy August 21, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Loveeeee that fabric!

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Technicolor Cutie August 22, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Right?!? I couldn’t believe it was on sale. It’s going to wash really well too. I overlocked the inside, so I hope I have this dress for a long time.

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Deb August 21, 2013 at 11:38 pm

Love it! I think I have this pattern but not sure. Makes me want to go look for it and see now though. :)

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Technicolor Cutie August 22, 2013 at 6:43 pm

OMG, I hope you have it! If you make it, tag me — or post it here so I can see! (instagram: technicolorcutie Twitter: pinkupgirl1978)

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Cal August 25, 2013 at 7:33 am

Absolutely fantastic! Love the look of this fabric all made up.

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Marie August 25, 2013 at 6:09 pm

This is so stunning!

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Jeanne August 27, 2013 at 11:17 am

Fabulous print and love the neckline detail- a great combination of dress style and fabric!

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