1954 Vintage Simplicity Dress

Pattern: Simplicity 4637

Junior Misses’ and Misses’ One-Piece Dress, Bodice has low cut neckline and short kimono sleeves. Skirt is gathered at waist. View 1 has bias trim on neck and skirt with bows accenting left side.

Year: 1954

Fabric and notions: deep purple suiting (from the stash) I did not want to line the dress just add the facing as the pattern was drafted. Bias binding to finish the sleeve edges and a vintage metal placket zipper.

Construction details on the blog Sew Melodic.

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12 comments… add one

  • Love the bow details! Such a cute dress! I need one!

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    • Thank you Deb! I am a huge fan of bows anywhere!

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  • What a great dress! And the color is absolutely fabulous! Well done!

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  • That color is amazing. Great job!

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  • you look very cute in that dress !!!! I love the fabric too, and the little bow

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    • Thank you so much, that little bow is my favorite!

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  • I think this is my perfect dress! I’m so happy you made this, now I need to go find the pattern!

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    • Oh Diana, I hope you find it. Such a fun pattern to sew and a great day dress!

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  • That dress is pretty and perfect

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    • mariebayarea thank you for your kind words.

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