1954 Vintage Simplicity Dress

by Sew Melodic on September 26, 2013 · 12 comments

in 1950s,Dresses

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… read them below or add one }

Deb September 26, 2013 at 4:04 pm

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


melodym September 26, 2013 at 8:00 pm

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


ksgentry September 26, 2013 at 11:20 pm

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


melodym September 28, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Thank you, I love purple!


Bella September 27, 2013 at 6:44 am

That color is amazing. Great job!


melodym September 28, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Thank you Bella.


lunefantasy September 27, 2013 at 9:44 am

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


melodym September 28, 2013 at 7:47 pm

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


Diana @SewPenguinuity September 27, 2013 at 12:39 pm

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


melodym September 28, 2013 at 7:48 pm

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


mariebayarea September 28, 2013 at 12:16 am

That dress is pretty and perfect


melodym September 28, 2013 at 7:49 pm

mariebayarea thank you for your kind words.


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